One of my favorite traditions is the night we all load into the car to go see the Christmas lights. We usually do this on the Saturday night before Christmas. We have been going out like this since my adult sons were little boys. The reason that we chose the last Saturday before Christmas is we have a large neighborhood that puts out 17,000 luminaries every year and light them on that Saturday night. If you aren't familiar with luminaries they are candles in paper bags. It is an awesome sight to see. There is also hay rack rides through the neighborhood and carolers who walk about. Santa and Mrs. Claus stand on one corner to visit with the kids and hand out candy canes. They even offer plane rides (for a price, of course) to fly over the neighborhood. I hear that it is quite a site to see.
In Christmas pasts, when Richard was still able to drive, I had the hot chocolate in a thermos, spiked with Bailey's Irish cream (don't judge) and one without for the kids. We ate cookies and drank hot chocolate and sang carols as we cruised the neighborhoods. When our youngest son was older and married we took along his wife and daughter. It was a fun night.
I hope Richard is feeling well enough this year to load him into the car, along with the three grand kids who usually do this with us, and we can have an evening of light-seeing. Without the Bailey's Irish Cream, of course. I'll save that for when we get home.......
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