Have you heard of Lagniappe? (Pronounced lawn-yahp)
Once a year, Olde Town Arvada businesses thank their loyal customers with small gifts. Some merchants will give a small token to anyone who stops in, such as cookies or hot chocolate. Some merchants will give small gifts with a purchase.
I looked up the word, ‘lagniappe’, and it has roots in French, Spanish and Creole tradition. Mark Twain wrote about this word in ‘Life on the Mississippi’. Mr. Twain said it’s pronounced ‘lanny-yap’, though.
And now – it’s an annual event in the small town where I live! Mr. Twain wrote, “It has a restricted meaning, but I think the people spread it out a little when they choose.” So that’s good enough reason for Olde Town Arvada merchants to use it in reference to a fun and memorable holiday event.
Come down to Olde Town Arvada on Tuesday, December 7, 2010, starting at 5:00 pm. I can’t wait – there’s something wonderful about old-fashioned holiday events like this – simple, inexpensive, and enjoyable for the whole family!
In addition, the tree in Town Square will be lit, Olde Town will glow with holiday lights, carolers will sing traditional holiday songs, Santa will be there for the kiddos, and there will be either horse-drawn carriage or hay rides.
Avoid the crowds and expensive parking of Denver, come visit Olde Town Arvada!
(I took the snowy picture above last year. We haven’t had any snow in town yet this year, but who knows what might happen by the time December makes an appearance?)
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