Thursday, December 6, 2018

Driving around looking at Christmas lights

One of my favorite things to do in December is to get in the car and look at everyone’s holiday decorations. We do this every year. There’s a huge light display at our local farm equipment store every year. We started going when Noah was a baby. We enjoy seeing all the amazing lights every year. I can’t even explain how cool it is. It’s something you just have to see. There’s ice skaters, farm equipment in lights, and the Grinch even makes an appearance. 

You can make it a whole event. There are so many people who decorate their homes, so there’s plenty to look at. I know that the holidays are an expensive time, so the fact that it’s a free activity is great. Here’s some tips to make looking at Christmas lights extra special. 

Go in your pajamas. Bonus points if they all match. Make sure everyone wears shoes though just in case. 

Bring blankets and pillows to make it extra cozy. Don’t forget the stuffed animals! 

Bring hot chocolate and cookies to enjoy on your drive. 

Map out your route. There might even be a big light display you can visit. Look for neighborhoods as many people decorate. 

Rate the lights. You can all decide which decorations you like best. Talk about what you each like about each house. 

Play your favorite Holiday music. Most music streaming apps have holiday playlists. You can even create your own playlist with songs that are special to your family.  

Carol in the car. Sing a few songs together. You can sing rounds, make animal noises or sound effects, and make up new lyrics. 

Leave the technology at home. It can be distracting. You can miss out on things when you are staring at a screen. Focus on the lights and being with your family. 

Make a new tradition and enjoy it every year!

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