Hi Beautiful People,
I hope you had a wonderful Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, Boxing Day, any holiday you are celebrating. It is a good time to enjoy family and friends and take in the season. It has been cold all over the country; but it has been very cold in Missouri. The temperatures have been blow freezing for the past two weeks.
Even though I was dealing with a head cold the week after Christmas; my hubby and I wanted to make sure we saw the holiday lights in Fort Zumwalt Park in O’Fallon, Missouri. I felt good enough to bundle up and pack plenty of tissues and cough drops. We would be in the Jeep driving through the park, so we would not be out in the cold the whole time.
The cost was only $10. It was great because its a minimal donation to keep up the park. And we didn’t pay until we were halfway through the tour of lights. We didn’t think that it would be a lot of people in line because of the bitter cold; but it was a good crowd. Everyone was nice and as we drove through the staff suggested we turn on our local radio station where we would hear Christmas background music as we drove through the park. We also turned off our headlights to get the full effect of the lights.
It made me feel like a kid in a Winter wonderland seeing all the beautiful lights.
The displays were sponsored by local businesses and organizations: the Lutheran Church nearby, and the Girl Scouts, to name a few.
In the collage below, you will see that we actually drove through a twinkling lighted arch, a display with the Grinch who stole Christmas was up too, and shopping display from the Girl Scouts. There were many other displays: from Spiderman, Rudolph, the Polar Express, to the Manger.
This is one of my favorite displays in the collage below because what we need in our lives and in our world today is PEACE.
Driving through the display was so relaxing and enjoyable that my hubby and I plan to do this next year. The Celebration of Lights is a great way for the family to get together and enjoy the festivities of the season. If you didn’t get a chance to do this in 2017, please plan to do it this Christmas season by checking to see if you have a holiday lights display or tour in your area.