Virtual Tour – Christmas Lights Tour of London, England

Virtual Tours are back! We first brought you virtual tours in the spring during the initial lockdown as a way to allow you to see places that you couldn’t visit. There are so many beautiful places around the world that so many of us will never be able to see in person for many different reasons. But that shouldn’t stop us from still being able to enjoy them! So we will be bringing you virtual tours from locations around the world. Look for these posts every Friday!

This week, we are going to take a walking tour around London, England to check out some of the best Christmas light displays across the city for Christmas and New Year 2021 . We know that Christmas was a week ago, but this Christmas Lights Tour from merry old England is too beautiful to wait until next Christmas to share.

The tour starts in Covent Garden with its beautiful large ornaments, Christmas trees, and mistletoe. Then we get to see view Leicester Square and Oxford Circus all lit up for the season. Continue on to the famous Regent Street and The Spirit of Christmas’ Angels Walk. See the world-famous window displays at Hamley’s Toy Shop, followed by a walk to see Selfridges amazing Christmas tree displays before ending in Chinatown. Enjoy!

Video by Walk With Me Tim

If there are other places that you want a virtual tour of, let us know and we will try to make it happen!

Holiday Hours

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Please be advised that the Centre will be closed on the following dates for the holidays:

Thursday, December 24, 2020
Friday, December 25, 2020
and
Friday, January 1, 2020

Wishing you peace, love, and joy this holiday season and throughout 2021.

Best wishes from the Wallaceburg Adult Activity Centre!

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Peppermint Mocha Crockpot Eggnog With Dipping Deer

https://tasty.co/recipe/peppermint-mocha-crockpot-eggnog-with-dipping-deer

Ingredients

for 10 servings

PEPPERMINT MOCHA EGGNOG

  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 tablespoon semisweet chocolate chips, or chocolate shavings
  • 9 large egg yolks
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar(25 g)
  • 2 cups whole milk(480 mL)
  • 1 ½ cups heavy cream(360 mL)
  • 1 bottle Starbucks® Peppermint Mocha Frappuccino®
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1 pinch kosher salt

DIPPING DEER

  • 1 ½ cups semisweet chocolate chips(260 g)
  • 20 candy canes
  • 20 candy eyes
  • 10 red chocolate-covered candies

Preparation

  1. Make the peppermint mocha eggnog: Add the cinnamon stick and chocolate chips to a slow cooker and turn the heat to high.
  2. In a large bowl, vigorously whisk together the egg yolks and sugar until well combined. Whisk in the milk, heavy cream, Starbucks® Peppermint Mocha Frappuccino®, vanilla, nutmeg, and salt.
  3. Pour the egg mixture into the slow cooker and reduce the heat to low. Cook, whisking occasionally to ensure that the chocolate melts and the eggs do not curdle, for about 3 hours, or until the mixture thickens slightly and the temperature reaches 160°F (70°C).
  4. Make the dipping deer: Add the chocolate chips to a microwave-safe tall glass or jar. Microwave in 30-second intervals, stirring between, until completely melted, (If you don’t have a tall, heatproof vessel, microwave the chocolate chips in a heatproof bowl and pour into a glass or jar once melted).
  5. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  6. Dip the bottom of a candy cane in the chocolate to coat about ⅔ of the way up the shaft (leaving enough of the hook uncovered to look like antlers). Gently shake off any excess chocolate and lay flat on the prepared sheet. Dip a second candy cane, then place directly next to the first candy cane so they hold together with the hooks facing opposite directions. Immediately place 2 candy eyes toward the top of the chocolate-dipped part and one red candy below the eyes to make the nose. Repeat with the remaining ingredients for 10 reindeer total. Transfer the baking sheet to the refrigerator for at least 10 minutes to harden, or until ready to use.
  7. Serve the dipping deer alongside the eggnog.
  8. Enjoy!