‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through NorthPark
All the shoppers were stirring, not a place to park;
The presents were wrapped by Papyrus with care,
In hopes that NorthPark Santa soon would be there;
The children were nestled all snug near Scrooge’s shed,
While visions of The Trains at NorthPark danced in their heads;
And mamma in her sneakers, and I with my cap
Had just settled down for a La Duni sweet snack.
When out in CenterPark there arose such a light
I sprang from my seat to see the great sight.
Buckyball’s colors flickered like a flash,
Such a work of art would be perfect for a New Year’s Eve bash!
The Salvation Army bell ringers, so lively and quick,
I tossed in my coins, no gimmicks or tricks.
Around the corner were more meows and barks
From the SPCA Adoption house at NorthPark;
“Now Fluffy! Now, Buddy! Now, Olly and Spot!
On, Fido! On Lilly! On, Spencer and Dot!
To new homes they go! In love we will fall!
Now dash away! Dash away! Dash away all!”
And then, in NorthCourt, I heard a sweet noise
The humming and singing of each little voice.
As I drew in my hand, and was turning around,
Dancers came leaping and twirling a bound.
Under Ad Astra, the crowd gave a whistle,
Surrounded by trees, not one artificial.
The choirs exclaimed, such a holiday sight,
“Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good night.”