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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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Member Comments About This Blog Post:
SKIPPYDOG 12/24/2012 1:17PM

    thanks for sharing. Have a merry christmas. We are having a white christmas here in the West. YEA!!!

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CHANGE4THEBEST 12/16/2012 5:23PM

    Thanks for sharing your photos - a lovely evening had by all

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REMEMBER2BME 12/15/2012 6:39PM

    Too cool Thanks so much for sharing!

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HICKOK-HALEY 12/15/2012 3:33PM

    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

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_JODI404 12/14/2012 9:46PM

    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!

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KAYOTIC 12/14/2012 9:29PM

    That really looks lovely! Thanks for sharing it!

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SHESMITH1 12/12/2012 8:27PM

    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....

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MARGARITTM 12/12/2012 2:31PM

    What fun - brings back some memories of my own - when my son was small!

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LJCANNON 12/12/2012 12:04PM

    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!!

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SWAZY33 12/12/2012 11:38AM

    Love the pics! We used to have similar display near us but they stopped doing it a couple years ago emoticon

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LIVINGFREE19 12/12/2012 11:37AM

    Thanks for a beautiful blog!
I hope you have a great day!

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LIBBYG7 12/12/2012 10:47AM

    You're a lucky lady!!!

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

Hugs. Libby

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CRYSTALLULLABY 12/12/2012 8:38AM

  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.)

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GOLFGMA 12/12/2012 7:10AM

    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

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KAROLINELIEN 12/11/2012 11:30PM

    Wow! Beautiful!

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ILOVEMALI 12/11/2012 11:23PM

    Very cool! I've never seen anything like this!

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WORLDSERIES11 12/11/2012 10:56PM

    Looks like a fun night!! Thanks for the pictures!!

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TIMOTHYNOHE 12/11/2012 10:23PM

    We always like to go to Symphony of Lights in Columbia MD. We love that stuff.

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JACKIE542 12/11/2012 10:16PM

    Very pretty, thank you so much for sharing.

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