Walking in a Dino Winter Wonderland!
Have you ever dreamed about going around the world during the holidays? Wonder what it’s like in Australia during Christmas or how people in Chile decorate their homes? Well you are in luck, because without buying a plane ticket or packing a bag you can learn all about holiday traditions around the world at Fernbank Museum of Natural History’s Winter Wonderland!
We were invited to check out the 28 trees and displays and man did we have a good time! What’s a better combo than dinos and culture? Nothing! Do you know the song “Twelve Days of Christmas”? We’ve decided to tell you about our favorite trees set to the tune of our favorite carol! Forgive us now if it’s doesn’t exactly fit the song, we are just a small elephant and horse!
On the first tree at Fernbank a dino brought to us: A Troll from Norway!
A troll from Norway!
On the second tree at Fernbank a dino brought to us: A Maple leaf and a moose!
The Canadian tree! There are Canadian flags with maple leaves all over it! You have to find the moose!
On the third tree at Fernbank a dino brought to us: Animals who speak French!
An elephant from one of the many french speaking countries!
A dragon from Vietnam (they speak french there!)
A giraffe from Cameroon
Here we are in front of the French tree with all the fun animals!
On the fourth tree at Fernbank a dino brought to us: A sweet gum and some walnuts!
Gumballs from a sweetgum tree on the tree from Switzerland!
On the fifth tree at Fernbank a dino brought to us: A tree full of green and gold balls!
Brazil's tree had balls of green and gold to represent their flag!
On the sixth tree at Fernbank a dino brought to us: Chilean butterflies!
The tree from Chile
Edmond loves butterflies!
On the seventh tree at Fernbank a dino brought to us: Japanese cranes
The tree from Japan was covered in oragami cranes!
Ellie loved the cranes, especially this shiny one!
On the eighth tree at Fernbank a dino brought to us: A little goose from Denmark
We found this little goose on the Denmark Tree
On the ninth tree at Fernbank a dino brought to us: Mexican dancing ladies
The Mexican tree has ladies dancing underneath it!
We found this brightly covered chicken on the Mexican tree!
On the tenth tree at Fernbank a dino brought to us: A festival of lights
Ellie loved Genesha, who is an elephant god in India!
On the eleventh tree at Fernbank a dino brought to us: A Hungarian hedgehog
How cute is this little hedgehog from Hungary?
On the twelfth tree at Fernbank a dino brought to us: A koala playing the drum!
Here we are with the drum playing koala on the Australia tree!
A dino tail and trees!
The Great Hall in the evening!
Dance party with Giggy!
All the trees were and displays were so neat! Each one was sponsored by an organization that represents the individual country and each one has a plaque that tells you all about the holiday traditions of that country! Look for all the animal ornaments, they’re our favorites! Make sure you put Fernbank’s Winter Wonderland on your holiday to do list!
They’re having all kinds of fun holiday celebrations too! Check them out: http://www.fernbankmuseum.org/explore-exhibits/special-exhibitions/winter-wonderland/special-programming/