This year as we are in a larger home we had the ability to build our Winter Village more that twice the size it was last year!
First the crew had to work hard to lay the track.
The crew worked very hard to get it just right.
After the track was laid, the new station began to take shape.
Some finishing touches and the station was looking good.
It even had a nicely equipped coffee shop
Post the schedule
and hand the station off to the station master
Next up, what is this??
Careful with the tile work...
and the masonry.
Up go the walls
and the door
Meanwhile, the crew got going on another building
but the bakery was done first
Then the carousel went in
What is this but a whole trainload of more pieces!
Check out all those tiles!
The village really started to take shape!
Bakery is ready for business!
As is the Post Office (complete with its official Canada Post sign)
the Toy Shop is go to go as well!
An aerial shot with most of the major work done
Of course the big guy needed his place
but if you are on his naughty list, look out because he has a bin of coal!
Of course there are cats ready to pounce
and other critters for your viewing delight.
Be sure to grab some hot coco
and check the presents under the tree
Marshmallows over the fire
and a train load of toys!
The highlight of the village though is Santa's workshop on top of the mountain!
Climb the stairs if you dare...
but watch for what lurks below...
If you're adventurous there is a more challenging route
of course you could also throw snowballs at your sister...
The back of the train station needed a little work on the back.
The wide shot of the finished village
Santa has caught the eye of the officer with the radar gun!
Not sure this is where our little adventurer meant to end up
Fresh pies from the bakery!
A new danger lurks below the mountain.
Our local hunters....
Finally, the tree is getting pretty crowed with all those presents!