For my family, getting into the holiday spirit isn’t possible without driving around and looking at Christmas light displays. So, a few nights ago, we made the most of a warm night and headed over to Spruce Meadows.
Every winter, Spruce Meadows goes all out and decorates the grounds in true holiday style. This year’s display began on November 12th, and will continue nightly through the month of December. The lights are free to view, and the gates are open until 9 PM each night.
If you are thinking about heading over to check things out, I offer these tips:
- If it is a warm night, bring your child’s sled and pull them through the displays. There are plenty of marked places to park, and the grounds are very walkable.
- Bring your camera (and tri-pod if you have one). There are some displays near the Equi-Plex that have benches around them, and thanks to my camera’s timer, we were able to capture a great family photo!
- We have gone two years in a row, and both times were on weeknights. I don’t know how busy things get on the weekends, but we were one of five or so cars on a Tuesday night.
According to the Spruce Meadows website, they also offer ice skating on the pond all winter, and free horse jumping exercises to view every Saturday in December and January in the Riding Hall.
Sharon is a New England girl who never imagined that she’d find herself living in Canada. She has a wonderful husband and together they created a Diva Monster. Follow her on her crazy journeys at Nanas Button Jar!!