Tuesday, December 10, 2013

the lights at Clifton Mill

Every winter we hear about the lights at Clifton Mill.  Metta is obsessed with Christmas lights (she shouts and oohs and ahhs from her carseat when we drive at night) so we decided to finally go.
It was WAY too expensive, but luckily kids- 6 and under- are free- so we only had to pay for the two of us.  The sheer number of lights in such a small space is really quite impressive.  But- it is a pretty small area- and we were finished looking around almost as soon as we'd started!  We did have a really great evening, though!
That white streak of lights in the picture below blinks and 
'flows' like a river down into the real river below.  It was pretty fancy.

They even have a Santa's workshop with a REAL LIVE santa working on toys.  Zeb and Ike had several conversations on his authenticity.

Every fifteen minutes or so- this Santa pops up out of the Chimney on the roof and waves to the kid while wishing them a Merry Christmas.  It was pretty cool.

 It was pretty chilly tonight.  Metta was shivering by the end of the evening.
Zeb loved these icicle lights surrounded by real icicles.
 They have a HUGE Christmas village set up that fascinated the kiddos.
 We could have spent a few hours checking out every detail!  A lot of it was covered by the snow.
 The snacks were as overpriced as admission!  but- we were creating memories. So- we shared popcorn, pretzels, cookies, and cocoa.
 this pic isn't great- but I love the action.  Zeb trying to cool off his Hot Chocolate. "That's why it's called HOT chocolate, mom.  It's REALLY hot!" he told me.

 And finally.  the uber creepy Santa collection.  creepier than any clowns you've ever seen.  Because this guy watches you while you're sleeping. And sneaks into your house at night.  ew.
I took as many pictures of creepy Santas as I could find!

sweet dreams.  He sees you when you're sleeping.  He knows when you're awake.

1 comment:

Annie Oswald said...

Wish I could have been there! Great pix and can't wait to see you all.

Hugs to the kids from Nannie annie