Friday, December 11, 2009

2009 Virtual Advent Tour Day 11

I've had fun reading others articles and have had to look back on my own family traditons.

It's been great have nephews (8 & 7) now to rekindle the Christmas traditions.

We have gone to a different Christmas display each year for 2 years and then find a new one to go to. We first went to Christmas in the Park in downtown San Jose - where different organizations decorate trees and then there are decorations that are put up. The decorations have been around for years and and are wonderful to watch, since they are move and the kids would watch facinated.

Next we've gone to the Fantasy of Lights that takes place at Vasona Park in Los Gatos. This is great since you can do this in any weather, since you drive through the park and the lights in your car. The entire park is decorated with lights and lighted arbors that you drive under. The greatest lights are of the dinosaurs.

This year we will be going to Gilroy Gardens to there decorated gardens. Going next weekend since its suppose to be pouring down this weekend.

I've also gotten an ornament every year for each one of them that might be their favorite animal (penguins) or characters (Lightning McQueen). They each get a different snow globe each year.

Most of our traditions now are about the kids.


  1. Your post made me think of my favorite holiday displays when I was growing up. When I was a kid we'd go to Christmas Island every year. It was lit at night and floated in the middle of the lake. Hope you have a nice holiday season.

  2. I think in many ways Christmas is really all about the kids. :) It's totally different when you are young. It changes as you get older. Thanks for joining in for the Virtual Advent and Happy Holidays!

  3. I haven't looked at Christmas lights in many years...probably since our kids were little. Thank you for reminding me of the fun of doing that...such simple fun, but so wonderful.

  4. Sorry I'm late!
    It's the kids enthusiasm that gets you that excited all over again, so having the traditions be about them is totally understandable.

  5. The display in Vasona Park sounds magical!

  6. Christmas lights on dinosaurs? That's got to be quite the sight!

    I agree Christmas is better with kids around.

    I hope you have a wonderful day!



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