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A Walk Through Christmas at Feed and Seed

Words and Images courtesy of BA Ciccolella.

Sometimes life takes you on an unexpected trip, and many times, that trip leads to some really cool things that you would not have otherwise discovered. At the end of my work day today, I found myself on one of those trips as when we happened to stop by Norfolk County Feed and Seed, where a co-worker had already experienced their brand new Christmas display, and wanted to share.

Upon entering their display room, you would never guess that this was the first year that Feed and Seed has put together their Walk Through Christmas. The quality of their set-up and attention to detail in the decorations rival (and in some cases surpass) many of the larger professional displays in Hampton Roads. To get to their display, you have to enter through the front door of the Feed and Seed store (where you will be greeted by the wonderful scent of their real pine wreaths), head towards the back of the store, through their greenhouse area, and through their outdoor space where the Christmas trees are sold (they have signs pointing you in the right direction). No purchase is necessary to visit the display.

Mary Herbert and JoAnne Heath did an amazing job with the rest of their staff of collecting, organizing, and presenting the walk through, with the main room resembling a tiny decorated forest clearing complete with puffy snow, and each of the trees anchoring a decorative theme. A special shout out also goes to Cindy Wyskiewicz for her Christmas village A-frame display, and to the guys at Feed and Seed who are working hard to keep the elevated Christmas Train running smoothly!

This year Santa will be making a special visit to the Christmas Walk Through! In honor of his visit, Feed and Seed will be remaining open for 2 extra hours while he's spending time with them, so you can visit the jolly Christmas elf there from 4pm-8pm on Friday and Saturday nights December 3 - December 18. Otherwise, if you just want to walk through the display, Feed and Seed will be open Mondays - Saturdays from 8am-6pm through December 23, and 8am-3pm on Christmas Eve. They are also collecting non-perishable food items for Mercy Drops Dream Center, so feel free to bring some along if you have some abundance in your life this season.

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