Thanksgiving was nice, but we don’t have any fun pictures of that, so instead I’m going to focus on how my son and I spent the Saturday after Turkey Day.

For the second year in a row, we headed to Kennedy Kreiger’s Festival of Trees. The tagline for the festival is, “If Santa had a theme park, this would be it.” Yep. They pretty much nailed that.

2010.11.27: Warming by the Fire

The festival gets its name for the many decorated trees sponsored by various companies and organizations.

2010.11.27: Racecar Santa

2010.11.27: Metal Tree

2010.11.27: Some Like it Haute Tree

2010.11.27: Baltimore Tree

There was a craft table, which of course we had to hit up.

2010.11.27: Finished Craft

One of the best parts for us was the animal exhibit. We love creepy, crawly things!

2010.11.27: Snake Charmer

That’s a 60-pound Tortoise! Whoa!

2010.11.27: Tortoise

My son loved the snakes. It’s only a matter of time before he starts pestering me for a pet snake.

2010.11.27: Brave!

The festival also has rides.

2010.11.27: On the Train

2010.11.27: Carousel

2010.11.27: Pony Ride

2010.11.27: With the Pony

The trees are great, but my personal favorite part are the many gingerbread houses. Some of them aren’t quite houses, but they’re all made of gingerbread, candy and other edible goodies.

2010.11.27: Treasure Chest

It’s M&T Bank Stadium, home of the Baltimore Ravens!

2010.11.27: Ravens' Stadium

2010.11.27: Gifts

2010.11.27: Lighthouse

2010.11.27: Gingerbread Castle

We had a great time. If you’re in the Baltimore area, and you’ve never been to the Festival of Trees, you should definitely check it out next year!

2010.11.27: Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays!