Christmas Light Displays
How boring Christmas would be without lights. If you drive past a neighborhood in December, sometimes even as early as Thanksgiving or Halloween, one can see twinkling lights and other outdoor decorations. It is very exciting! These light decorations are a way of bringing some color and cheer into a cold, white month. White due to snow and cold due to winter weather! Bright, brilliant light displays take our breath away and bring us smiles. Christmas decorations that are elaborate sometimes run up electric bills, but the price for smiles is so worth it.
In our little corner of the world you can find many outdoor lights and colorful decorations.
Some ideas of lights to see are: Koziar’s Chirstmas Village-such a thrill to bring kids over the highway hill and hear their intake of breath when they see the lights for the first time.
Longwood Gardens has a great display, I remember taking a trip there as a child. Tons of chrysanthemums and lights, beautiful.
A bit closer to home Franklin Township’s Festival of Lights runs through December 23rd. They take a donation of $4/adult and $2/children.
Lights in the Parkway in Allentown is a tradition for many families. It is easy to enjoy the lights as you see them in your warm car.
To see over 40,000 bright lights, one should drive down to Gilbertsville, PA. The Lovely Christmas Lights are a family sponsored home display. Last year’s theme was Christmas around the World. This year will be themed as a Kids Christmas Party.
Orwigsburg is celebrating their bicentennial year and they’ve planned a Festival of Lightsand historical craft demonstrations.
Perhaps you will be so inspired by these Christmas light displays that you will start planning your own for next year. Let us know when you’re finished with the design and we’ll write about your display next year! As for this year, get going-you’ve a lot to see!