The Garden of Lights
As a child, my family always drove through the lights at Celebration in the Oaks in New Orleans City Park. I have since always compared Christmas light displays to those memories. (I know, it might be a tad skewed since I was so little and the lights were so big, but whatev!) So, when my parents asked about going to see some lights, I knew just where to take them.
The night of the 23rd we headed to Brookside Gardens with some of our friends to see the trains and The Garden of Lights. Here are the six kids lined up to look at the trains before heading out into the cold to see the lights.
This is the same rail as this picture. She's a bit bigger now.
They had an impressive number of lights and some really cool light sculptures.
The girls had a great time running through all the lights.
Leah, the Ghost of Christmas Pretty Soon.
The kids all thought this tree of milk cartons was pretty neat.
By the end of the evening, our toes and hands were frozen, but there were still smiley, happy kids!
I would venture to say that this was the best lights display I'd been to. Walking through the lights was a unique way to experience them. So, if any locals have not made the trip down, here's my recommendation to do so!
We ended the night with a great dinner at Squisito. (Thank to EMK for the recommendation.) The kids had their own table, which was fantastic for everyone!