Pretty darn, I might say.
Yesterday, my daughter and I wandered into the Higienopolis mall – a.k.a. Shopping Patio Higienopolis. Past the Holiday Houses lining the entrance, we could see a tree in the distance looming in the center of the mall.
I’ve already become accustomed to the incredible holiday decorations that Sao Paulo has to offer – especially on Avenida Paulista and in the shopping malls. However, Higienopolis must be in some kind of competition with the others, because even after two holiday seasons in Sao Paulo, I was blown away by their production.
After admiring the sky-high tree, we made our way down two levels to discover an extensive Christmas display, including life-sized reindeer and snow owls, and complete with train ride.
This wasn’t some kiddie train. This was an all-age Christmas train that takes you through the South Pole, complete with moving, mechanical polar bears and a blast of freezing air – twice.
Plus, the display included a Santa’s Workshop with moving, mechanical sled dogs.
I mean… what kid couldn’t get excited over Christmas after a round on this train. And this isn’t even the place where you get to sit on Santa’s lap. After all the excitement, that will have to be for another day. Hooray for Higienopolis and the holidays.