Winterfest with a Special Guest (and I don’t just mean Santa!)

photo credit: Michelle Peltier

One of our families’ favorite community traditions is right around the corner—Winterfest! This coming Saturday, our families will gather to celebrate the winter holidays with festive decor, foods, activities and crafts. Formerly known as “Breakfast with Santa,” this event is one of VdM’s longest running family events, loved by both children and adults.

photo credit Shannon O’Connell
photo credit: Shannon O’Connell
photo credit: Michelle Peltier
photo credit: Michelle Peltier

For those of us who love to see Santa, he will be here! (Don’t forget, there’s another special guest… keep reading.) Many of our families use this event for their Santa photo-ops. They are offered to our families at no cost by the talented photographers among our parent community.

photo credit: Michelle Peltier
photo credit: Michelle Peltier

And this year, we are thrilled to have another special guest—Steph Plant!  Steph is an AMI Primary Guide and a former VdM Assistant. She is also an author and singer/songwriter. During Winterfest, Steph will sing songs from her nature-inspired children’s music album Moth Wings and Other Things. Copies of Steph’s album, as well as her children’s book The Slithering Snake, will be available to purchase at the event.

The songs I write are most often on the themes of nature, everyday life, and interesting questions children have and I love to watch how my music lights up a room when I play these songs on my guitar or banjo. My songs are soothing, sweet, and engaging with lots of fun rhyme schemes, interesting scales, and of course, always harking back to the child’s innate interests.Steph Plant

We cannot wait for Steph’s sing- and dance-along at this year’s extra special Winterfest!