Tips For Seeing Holiday Lights
It is on everyone’s seasonal bucket list, so here are my Tips For Seeing Holiday Lights this Christmas.
One of our favorite things to do every holiday season is to check out our local holiday lights. Here are some of my best Tips For Seeing Holiday Lights this season with your family, to make the experience fun.
We like to pack up the sleigh with snacks and treats for the evening to take in all of our favorite light shows. Now obviously it would depend on where we were going as to what exactly we would pack up, but for a basic let’s drive around and see the local lights and blow ups that our neighbors and surrounding communities have set up we like to think in terms of a movie night on the go. Almost like a tailgate party.
Even though we will be inside a car, we like the idea of warm snuggly blankets. Especially since some displays are interactive or you may need to roll your windows down to hear the music if it is not piped in via a radio frequency. We also believe in tons of hot chocolate, because tis the season. We carry extra refills in these handy travel thermos’ which keep it nice and hot for the evening. You can see all my fun Gourmet Hot Chocolate Recipes at this link, if you like S’mores or Peanut Butter Cups, they can make a fun alternative flavor. I also like to put together a little snack basket of holiday treats for the front and back seats. A simple selection of holiday popcorn, cookies, candy canes, pretzel rods, and toffee bars. This will keep all your passengers happy and busy between the stops too.
I have 3 great holiday cookie recipes I will list below with links, if you are needing some inspiration:
This is also a perfect time to play some family car games as well, maybe a I SPY scavenger hunt for the lights you might see. OR even sing a few fun Christmas carols, which brings me to the playlist. You need a great holiday playlist for this adventure, so I will list a few of our favorites below, which just put us into an upbeat fun mood. Feel free to list a few of your favorites in the comments below, as I am always looking for fun new songs! HOLIDAY SONGS:
- Holiday Road ~ National Lampoon’s European Vacation
- I Saw Three Ship ~Barenaked Ladies
- Mr. Heatmiser ~Big Bad VooDoo Daddy
- Snoopy’s Christmas ~Smash Mouth
- Who Spiked The Eggnog ~Straight No Chaser
- You’re A Mean One Mr. Grinch ~Thurl Ravencroft
- Mele Kalikimaka ~Jimmy Buffett
- The Chanukah Song ~Adam Sandler
- Here We Come A-Wassailing ~Under The Streetlamp
- God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen ~Annie Lennox
- Jingle Bell Rock ~The Platters
- Mad Russian’s Christmas ~Trans Siberian Orchestra
My final suggestion would be to plan out your route. In our local area we have several neighborhoods that host charity events on specific nights as fund raisers. There are local guides listing the yards with the most lights, blow ups, animatronics, etc. We also have the Night of Lights at Lake Lanier, which is huge and lights at Stone Mountain. For my Georgia peeps check out these great lists:
- 10 Holiday Light Displays
- Forsyth Lights ( this one has our neighbor listed seen below)
- Style Blue Print, The Most Impressive Lights in Atlanta
- 2019 Best Neighborhood Christmas Lights Around Atlanta
Plus there are several locations that have the BLINK light shows as well. We are very lucky to have one located at in our subdivision, along with some pretty impressive light displays as well. This is the Blagg Family Light Display, located at the front of our neighbor. One of my favorite sets that they put together is Fireball, check it out. This is a must see in our area, with a tribute to our soldiers, Stranger Things, and some of the hottest Disney songs for your kiddos.