"Thanksgiving" in Måløy, Norway

Here I am in Norway on Thanksgiving day.  Obviously Europe does not celebrate Thanksgiving as it is an American holiday, yet I've had a nice amount of hello's and happy holidays from across the pond (thanks to those who said hi).  I thought I might feel a bit down not being able to experience any holiday cheer on this day for the first time in I think forever, but quite the contrary.  This week is when Norway and many parts of Europe start to begin the celebration of Christmas; perfect timing!  There was a nice little gathering in the town I'm visiting to kick off the holiday season.  

The streets has some great christmas lighting.

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A simple and classic tree near the center of town.

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I was given some (virgin) gloeg (gløgg) from the local scout troop, which was delicious!  Also great to chat with some Norwegian scouts about badges and other things (nerd alert!).

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Even had a santa sighting.

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And finally closed out the night with looking at this far city from afar.  Beautiful little town.

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So never fear (Mom!), I got loads of holiday cheer today!  Hope everyone is having a great holiday and all the best from Måløy, Norway!