And before you say anything, I know! I know! I am sharing a Christmas-y post on day 4 of the new year -what am I doing!?
Well, it was a last Christmas=y hooray for me. You probably noticed I got really into the Christmas spirit this year. I really enjoyed taking in all of the lights, decorations, and even some of the music (I can only handle so many Christmas carols lol). One thing I kept hearing about and wanting to see was the NC Holiday Light Spectacular in Ballantyne. I heard about it mid-December and by then the holiday was quickly approaching and I was running out of time. I accepted that I had probably missed it for this year.
Then New Year's Eve rolls around, and I was in kind of a somber mood. Not really feeling celebratory, and kind of on a whim, I looked up the light spectacular and to my surprise it was still up!
So, I set out for my own little adventure! And it was even better than I thought it would be!
There were lights EVERYWHERE! There were lights wrapped around trees that lined the sidewalk, there were huge snow globes -one had a talking Christmas tree that welcomed you to the event!
I walked through a lit-up tunnel to where on the other side, nutcrackers stood at alert.
I felt like I was in ELF walking past this candy cane forest! Which was arguably one of my favorite parts of the display!
There was a field of snowmen! More giant snow globes, ballet dancers, swans, a gingerbread house, and Santa and his reindeer!
There was what looked to be a field of lights that hosted several lit-up reindeer -that was stunning!
All the while, Christmas music played softly as you wondered about.
It felt so magical!
It was quiet but it was perfect to me! I am so grateful to have been able to make it! It was everything I needed that night. I left with a smile on my face and hope in my heart.
Yes, I know how cheesy that sounds. But its' true all the same!
Thanks for reading! And I hope you enjoy this as much as I did! Happy New Year and I promise this will be it for the Christmas posts! ;)
See you Friday!