14 things I love about Christmas – Day ten

So sorry if you have been waiting and waiting for today’s post 😉 but the reason is I have had a super busy day (an impending mother in law visit will do that) and we only just now have returned from fetching said mother in law and looking at the Christmas lights.

Which is our topic for today – I love Christmas lights!

Every year we find out the best places to go, new and old, and hop in the car, Christmas CD in the player and set off. This year, due to picking my mother in law up from her home which is about an hour away, we decided to look at the lights with her as they have a large display in the town where she lives.

Christmas lights have it all – bright colours, flashing lights, clever arrangements. I dare you to not feel Christmassy when wandering along a path dotted with lit up trees, dangling lights and the ever present carols on repeat. The lights display we saw tonight was in the town botanical gardens and was such an array of colour that it was hard to know where to look. The photos do not do them justice but you can get an idea. They are also slightly blurry on account of all the people and having to try and snap a pic when no one was in the way. See if you can spot one blurry photo-bombing child 🙂

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This was tricky as it kept flashing on and off in time to the music!

This was tricky as it kept flashing on and off in time to the music!

As it was in a garden, flowers made of lights were kind of obligatory, I guess :)

As it was in a garden, flowers made of lights were kind of obligatory, I guess 🙂

For me Christmas lights embody all the joy, excitement and wonder of the season. I love it that people go to so much effort with their lights, purely to give enjoyment to others, which is, after all kinda a main theme at this time of year 🙂

Do you have a tradition of looking at the Christmas lights each year?