We use to go to James Street Estate lights every year the week of Christmas, that is until we got the van 5 years ago. The first year we had the van we had to go through with our headlights on. I know, I know...we were breaking the rules. But, in our defense, we didn't discover until we were there and couldn't get out, that we couldn't override the headlights. There is no way to manually turn those things off. We had so many people upset at us that we decided we were never going back. That is, until this year. Jason got a "new" car a year and a half ago that we can all fit in AND we can turn the headlights off. We didn't make it last year because of the snow. So, last night, we decided that tonight was going to be the night. We didn't tell the kids where we were going. However, we were at the intersection of Bakerview and James St. and Brenna yells out, "I KNOW WHERE WE ARE GOING!" She remembers this place. Alyssa didn't remember it at all but she was only 3 the last time we were there. Ethan, he had never been.
So, we get in there and get going...with the headlights off as instructed...and realize that there aren't near as many homes lit up as there use to be and the displays aren't as good as they use to be. Now, don't get me wrong. There were a few homes that were great. About half way through Alyssa informs us that she's done and ready to leave. Unfortunately for her, we were stuck and had to keep going. Not sure if we will go back next year or not. I'm just glad that Ethan enjoyed it as much as he did or it really would have been a bigger disappointment
If you know of any good places to go see Christmas lights...PLEASE SHARE!