Day 22: Christmas Lights
One of my more favorite holiday traditions is taking the kids out to go see Christmas lights. This year with a new baby we’ve been home more then in years past, but we still take a detour any chance we can get to see houses that have intriguing Christmas displays. When our oldest child was 3 years old, every time he saw a house with Christmas lights he’d say “More Lights!”, whether it was a full display or just a string of lights he’d be sure to shout out “More Lights!”.
We’ve retold that story over the years, so each of our other kids have also picked up the “More Lights!” phrase and are always actively on the lookout for Christmas displays. It makes for a fun family tradition that keeps the kids interested and occupied while out shopping, and on longer trips to visit family and friends.
With only a few days left until many people turn off their lights, here are a few spots you can hit up to see Christmas lights before the end of the season:
There is the annual Stroudsburg Fire Department Christmas Display on Ann Street in Stroudsburg, It is next to the waterfall at McMichaels creek. It is open nightly from 6-9pm, and although there is no charge, it is a fundraiser for the Fire Department so they will happy accept any donations. You can stay nice and toasty in your car and drive by, or you can walk around as well.
The Pocono Record has a list of user submitted Christmas light displays: http://www.poconorecord.com/static/ChristmasLights_Map.html
And it’s a bit of a drive, but I have to also mention the Christmas light display at Nay Aug Park in Scranton. The display is a drive thru the park, depending on how busy it is we’ve had it take as little as 10 minutes up to a 1/2 hour. There are around 100 light displays to view, it will be open until January 7th, from 5 to 9pm.