Holiday Lights & Mini Family Adventures.

This week I have been thinking about the magic of the season and the dozens of terrific places to enjoy twinkle time with children. Sharing the joy of the holiday season often means finding fun in small doses. From miles of lights along the Boardwalk on Virginia Beach to the magic of Winterfest in Pigeon Forge, celebrating is in the air. The newest additions to the Santa Trans & Holiday Lights vacation planning folder reveal ways to share the best holiday lights with children.

Pigeon Forge Holiday Lights

Twinkling lights enhance the magic of the season in Pigeon Forge.

As any parent or grandparent knows time together is a very precious commodity and during the holiday season a night filled with twinkling lights has the potential to mean more than any material gift because there is never a wrong size when it comes to sharing time with family.

I have posted an assortment of mini holiday adventures along with the locations of terrific Christmas light displays in a folder dubbed Santa Trains & Holiday Lights.

The newest additions embrace the season with positive energy delivering fun for families.

  1. Festival of Lights in Riverside, California with Cupcakes, and Ice Skating.
  2. Whistle Stop Christmas Lights in Cleburne, Texas with Holiday Music and Train Whistle Blowing.
  3. Lights on the Lake in Syracuse, New York with Land of Oz Lights and Fairytale Magic.
  4. Bull Run Festival of Lights in Virginia with S’mores and Camel Rides.
  5. Christmas at Biltmore in North Carolina with Santa and Sugarplum Fairies.
  6. Bentleyville Tour of Lights in Minnesota with Flying Pterodactyls and Free Popcorn.
  7. The Gift of Lights at Christmas Ranch in Ohio with Reindeer Express and Santa’s Snow Wagon.
  8. ZooLights at Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago with 3-D Fun, and Animal Encounters.
  9. Hershey Sweet Lights! in Pennsylvania with Twilight Express and Candylane.
  10. Oglebay’s Winter Festival of Lights in West Virginia with Twinkling Snowflakes and a Christmas Tree Garden.
  11. Zoo Lights at Reid Park in Tucson with Jingle Bells and Falling Snow.
  12. Leavenworth Christmas Village of Lights in Washington with Caroling and S’more by Firelight.

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