Christmas is a time of traditions – unique to each family. Many years ago Katie’s grandmother started a Christmas Village under the tree; this village grew over the years as Katie’s mother added her magical touch. She passed along pieces of the village to her children hoping they would continue the tradition.
With this seed of a village that has blossomed into an international mountain hamlet, combined with the charm of Chay’s antique American Flyer trains, which he started collecting when he was three years old, and a touch of Jamie’s Lego world, we enjoy the enchantment of creating the Christmas village each year. As we’ve sailed around the world, we have celebrated Christmas in New Zealand and Thailand, but nothing is quite the same as celebrating the miracle of the birth of Our Lord at home with family and the magical memories of our Christmas village.
The McWilliam Family was featured in the January 2013 Issue of Seton Magazine: With Seton on the Seas