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Tanglewood Festival of Lights

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

We've been many times before, but it makes no difference. Every year we have to head to Tanglewood Park to drive through and enjoy the holiday lights display. It's tradition. Sometimes we even go more than once during the season.

Tonight we took Tommy's son Derek, daughter-in-law Sonya, and two grandchildren, Lindsay and Landon, with us. It was so much fun as we listened to Lindsay and Landon squeal with delight at the sight of Rudolph flying across the road above us and at the lighted Santa waving from the side of the road. Halfway through the drive, we stopped at the Big Red Barn where you can go inside and see all the local crafts for sale, and outside is the traditional big bonfire where you can roast marshmallows and drink hot chocolate or cappuccino.

So here's a little taste of the Festival of Lights that we look forward to every year!


The entrance to the park.
















The Big Red Barn


Tommy clowning around and Lindsay eating her marshmallows at the bonfire.


The Nativity















I hope you all have the opportunity to enjoy some nice light displays, and seeing them through the eyes of a child makes them even more special.

Good Night my Spark Friends!

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  • SKIPPYDOG
    thanks for sharing. Have a merry christmas. We are having a white christmas here in the West. YEA!!!
    1371 days ago
  • CHANGE4THEBEST
    Thanks for sharing your photos - a lovely evening had by all
    1378 days ago
  • REMEMBER2BME
    Too cool Thanks so much for sharing!
    1379 days ago
  • HICKOK-HALEY
    Loved all the Christmas lights. I can't believe it has been a year already. The Big Red Barn sounds like a lot of fun as well. I have never been to a public place where you can roast your own marshmallows. What a great day you had. Thanks for sharing with us! emoticon
    1380 days ago
  • _JODI404
    Your pictures turned out beautifully, and make a nice, festive page background!

    Glad you got to enjoy yourselves, especially with the kids along.

    Roasting marshmallows sounds wonderful!

    Hope you have a good weekend ahead!


    1380 days ago
  • KAYOTIC
    That really looks lovely! Thanks for sharing it!
    1380 days ago
  • SHESMITH1
    Thank you, Cindy, for posting such beautiful pictures. I have not been to the Festival in several years (not since there's been a bonfire or crafts for sale at the barn!). Maybe I'll sneak over there with my little Sophie next week!

    (Was that GolfGMa in that golfcart?!?!?!?!)

    emoticon ...the reason for the season....
    1382 days ago
  • MARGARITTM
    What fun - brings back some memories of my own - when my son was small!
    1383 days ago
  • LJCANNON
    emoticon One of my FAVORITE Memories is taking my Grandmother from the Nursing Home to drive through the Christmas Light Display at the City Park. On the spur of the moment we stopped and got out of the car so that she could get her Picture made sitting nest to Santa! I am not sure that she understood that he was just a man dressed up?! She kept talking all evening about how Young his eyes looked! She carried that picture around with her for WEEKS!!
    emoticon Taking the Grandchildren through the Display has to be about the only thing Better than that! Thanks for sharing your Lights!!
    1383 days ago
  • SWAZY33
    Love the pics! We used to have similar display near us but they stopped doing it a couple years ago emoticon
    1383 days ago
  • LIVINGFREE19
    Thanks for a beautiful blog!
    I hope you have a great day!
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    1383 days ago
  • LIBBYG7
    You're a lucky lady!!!

    The photos are gorgeous----can't imagine how gorgeous it is in person!!!

    Hugs. Libby
    1383 days ago
  • CRYSTALLULLABY
    Thanks for sharing the pictures - I do love looking for the Christmas Tree that peeks out over the trees when I'm on I-40. We went a few years ago and I remember being blown away by all of it. I also love the tumbling penguins at the entrance (again I also stare down the entrance road at dusk when I'm on 158 to watch it.)
    1383 days ago
  • GOLFGMA
    Oh Cindy, how beautifully you captured the lights. Took me back a few years of seeing them through the eyes of our children, then the grandchildren. My faves, of course , was the Nativity and then Santa in his golf cart. Every time I see the Nativity I am reminded of how much the birth of Christ means to us who believe, eternal life and love for us beyond compare or even comprehension. Thank you, thank you again for all your blogs this year. Keep'em coming and share this wonderful talent. emoticon Mel
    1383 days ago
  • KAROLINELIEN
    Wow! Beautiful!
    1383 days ago
  • ILOVEMALI
    Very cool! I've never seen anything like this!
    1383 days ago
  • WORLDSERIES11
    Looks like a fun night!! Thanks for the pictures!!
    1383 days ago
  • NELLIEC
    Beautiful!
    1383 days ago
  • TIMOTHYNOHE
    We always like to go to Symphony of Lights in Columbia MD. We love that stuff.
    1383 days ago
  • JACKIE542
    Very pretty, thank you so much for sharing.
    1383 days ago
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