Monday, December 9, 2013

Million Bulb Walk

We have a couple of light displays in our community during the Christmas season. One is at the beach along the boardwalk (you drive on the boardwalk to view) and the other is at Botanical Gardens, with a display called Garden of Lights. It covers abut a mile section that is decorated in lights depicting the four seasons.

This year we decided to kick off the Christmas season with a walk through the Gardens. The "official" opening for car traffic was Thanksgiving, but  four days prior to the opening that you could walk the path, it was called  the Million Bulb Walk.

The advantage of walking was the ability to linger without worrying about holding up traffic behind us. I could stay at one spot for as long as I wanted trying to get that perfect shot. The disadvantage, it was COLD, so not a lot of lingering was  done, especially on our way back to the car. The cold added to the festive atmosphere, and if I was to chose which I enjoyed more, the tour on foot would win hands down. I enjoyed getting close to the lights and watching children and families reactions as they walked through the displays

Here is a small sampling of some of the lights we saw that night. Hope you enjoy. Does your town/city  do anything like this?

This is a depiction of aircraft carrier  Harry Truman

Loved this section, there was so much going on, an underwater world



Lea said...

Oh, my goodness, how pretty. I would so love to take my little Princess to this. We do not have any big light displays in our area, just some homeowners that go a little over the top and we enjoy that. Happy week!

Delvalina said...

wow! I am in love with this place it's like in a fairy garden of lights :)

Thanks for sharing the pictures.
have a lovely day!

Creations By Cindy said...

Oh I love this! How pretty! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Laurie said...

I love the idea of being able to walk to see the lights, and you have captured some beauties! YOu asked if our towns do anything like this - our neighborhood does Whoville from How the Grinch Stole Christmas, with many houses displaying characters from the book, and one area in town does Christmas Tree Lane. Our zoo does lights every year and we can drive through to see them. It is always fun to go and see the lights!