Saturday, December 22, 2012

The Christmas lights tradition - Vasona County Park

I've mentioned before that looking at Christmas lights is a big tradition in our family. It's a little different doing it over here because it's cold and wintery as opposed to incredibly humid and summery. So, instead of driving to different houses and getting ourselves in and out of the car to have a look like we do in Australia, we decided to go to the festival of lights at Vasona Country Park. Basically you pay admission and drive around in your car looking at the displays in this large lakeside park. I loved the idea of not having to get Mr Oliver in and out of his carseat and being able to stay nice and warm, however... It took 45 MINUTES to get in. We saw signs way back saying the wait time was long but I laughed it off, thinking no way would people be crazy enough to line up for almost an hour to see some lights. Well, I was wrong. And we became those crazy people also, waiting waiting waiting in the long line to get into the park.

It was definitely pretty - but also kinda painful. We didn't hear a peep out of Ollie until we finally entered the display and then he decided he would scream for the next half an hour as we drove around at a crawl. There was no way to get out, no way to speed up and nowhere to stop. I spent most of the night hanging over the seat patting his head but he just wanted out of the car, poor kid (makes me nervous about our big road trip next week!).

4 more sleeps til Christmas, eeeek!


  1. Wow! Loved the photos! What a wonderful display of christmas lights!

  2. That would be a fun way to look at lights! Too bad baby had other plans and didn't want to be in the car. I remember those days :) Wishing you a great weekend!

  3. Hahahah we did the same thing a few weeks ago... I ended up nursing my daughter as we drove (bad mom, I know) because she was soo fussy!!


  4. Wow the lights are really beautiful! Have a merry Christmas! :)

  5. So pretty!
    Merry Christmas!

  6. Hey, new follower from the hop. I love going for a drive and looking at all the Christmas lights. So pretty! :)


  7. How beautiful! I love it when towns have holiday setups like this. Thank you for sharing your pretty pictures.

    So happy to have you link up at this week’s Harvest of Friends Weekend Blog Hop.

  8. Wow love the lights! I wish there was a place in my town with a bunch of lights to check out.. seems like every year less and less people are putting up Christmas lights! Found your blog via GFC Collective Blog Hop and Followed!!

    Summer x

  9. oh i've heard about some things like this - a neat idea but sorry it was so miserable! found your cute blog through the hop and excited to be your newest follower!
    merry christmas!

  10. Hey Lu,
    Merry Christmas!!
    I hope you have a lovely Christmas this year.
    God bless,

  11. Love your blog. Too cute!

    Newest follower!

  12. Those lights look wonderful!! :)


  13. I love looking at Christmas lights.
    Merry Christmas!!!

    Found you on GFC Collective Link Up.
    New follower!

  14. Oh man, that's too bad that he just wasn't happy to be in the car anymore! The lights look cool, though!


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