There is also a big Christmas market in front of the Cathedral that sells ornaments and Christmas decorations: real mistletoe, holly and Christmas trees,
things to make your own nativity scene with,
and even Australian gum leaves and wattle!
A very common ornament is the Christmas log - we are not quite sure what it is all about but kids like to gather around a BIG log and whack it with a stick. This makes Spanish children happy. Olympia and I are planning to whack the log too when we get a chance.
This is the big department store El Corte Ingles all lit up...
Leo loves the Christmas lights!
(that's Gerry poking her head out - more on Gerry later!)
I am sure Santa will know how to find us in South Africa...