Every year a local attraction offers admission to what they have appropriately named the Magic Christmas in Lights.
Bellingrath Gardens is a gorgeous place no matter what time of year you go, with their sprawling gardens, fountains, and just all around gorgeousness. I mean this place gives even some of the most seasoned green thumb wielding granny's a run for their money... But at Christmas.... At Christmas this place is simply amazing.
They string up MILLIONS of lights throughout the property.
Think Griswolds and then multiply that by.... A million.
It is a huge attraction and if you don't time your visit just right, you WILL end up waiting in line for hours and having some random stranger glued to your elbows as you maneuver your way through the awesomeness.
We, as seasoned pros, timed our trip with the boys just right. We chose to go on a Wednesday night. We figured at the very least, church goers wouldn't be there, thus alleviating some of the crowding.
The boys LOVED it. As they do every year. (Minus Ethan, but he's still small so we will leave out his screaming throughout the majority of the visit. Next year he will love it.)
Nothing like millions of Christmas lights illuminating little fat cheeks to put you into the Christmas spirit!