winter walk of lights 

I couldn’t resist going back to Meadowlark Botanical Gardens (which I talked about in a previous post) for their Winter Walk of Lights. From mid-November to a little after New Year’s Day, Meadowlark is transformed into an animated walk of lights. It runs daily from 5:30-10 pm, with last tickets being sold at 9:30 pm.

Having heard about this annual tradition, I knew I needed to see it for myself. I was debating between going to this, the Chinese Lantern Festival, or the Bull Run Festival of Lights. I read some negative reviews about the lantern festival and Bull Run Regional Park was a bit of a drive on a weeknight, so that quickly narrowed the choices down to Meadowlark!

I have no regrets though. It’s a beautiful light display. The entire Meadowlarks staff and many volunteers personally install all of the lights and displays in the garden, so there’s a lot of hard work being put into this event. I also love that they incorporate various animal and flower light displays, which is very fitting for them as a botanical garden.

Check out some of my photos before and go see the Winter Walk of Lights for yourself! You can purchase tickets online (tickets are not available for on-site purchase Thursdays, Fridays, or Saturdays). Tip: use promo code prime16 to get $2 off each ticket.

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Happy Holidays!

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