Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Holiday Traditions - LIGHTS and more !!!!

Smiles, Love, Family and Friends... what do the Holidays bring for you ?

Our family is big on traditions, after all, traditions are what keep a family going. A tradition is important, and in our family, passed down to generations. 

We also feel it is important to make new traditions with memories to show our kids that they take a piece of what we do and grow it into their own when their family is in bloom one day. 

I also feel like the traditions we keep up are the ones my mom loved most and that means the world to me. 

The Holidays always remind me of my mom. She would bake the most amazing sweets and create a warmth in our home that was inviting to all. My parents tried to show us a little something special each Holiday... I have to say Fall and Winter Holidays were my favorite. 

Apple season begins and the smell of pumpkin everything is everywhere. When winter hits, and by winter in socal I mean a few days that are not in the 80s, my family gets excited for the traditions to begin ! 

Lights Lights and more Lights ! 
The list goes on but some of our favorite things to check out yearly are holiday decor and lights around socal. 
We always seem to check out Candy Cane Lane in RSM, the Light Streets off of Brookhurt and Heil and the Blount Family Light Show !
You can find more info on the Blount Family light show on their facebook page HERE or on the website HERE .
The Lake Forest Christmas website also has great info for a few of the hot spots for lights.. check that out HERE .
I also love to check out the listed Winter Holiday Events that OC.Net posts .. you can find that HERE .

Lights are not the only fun thing we like to do over the Holidays but definitely my favorite !

Irvine Park RR is another one of our Holiday favorites. We go a lot but we never miss a season event there. The Christmas train is a festive experience and this year they have a Christmas Tree Lot ! I'm excited to see what that is all about !! You can find more info on Irvine Park RR HERE . Also check out their facebook page HERE to enter contests for train tickets and more !

A tradition that my parents always surprised us with was South Coast Plaza - I can remember the horses and the decor from the outside and the Carousel on the inside that would bring the Holidays to life. I take my kids and enjoy things throughout the year.. more info on South Coast Plaza HERE .

As our family has grown over the years we have become more and more into the theme parks. We love that were so close to Knotts Berry Farm and Disneyland !

Knott's MERRY Farm is happening now - we have not been in a few years the the Holiday festivities but we were at Knott's this past August and can not wait to get back... this is one annual pass we will have to get again now that our daughter is a thrill seeker, wanting to ride the roller coasters non stop and over and over.... you can find out more info on the awesome fun of Merry Farm HERE .

Disney had festivities going on in the parks that are all over, on top of and under and at Downtown Disney so if you do not have a pass or entry ticket you can still go check out the scene ! There is a winter wonderland of Olaf's and Frozen Sister fun with an outdoor skating rink and lots of things to do, see and photograph with. You can check out more on all the Disney fun HERE .

I feel like the fun in Southern California is endless - winter just adds more opportunity for special events and entertainment.

We are always looking to check out new, fun things to do !

What are your favorite spots in SoCal to check out ?

Happy Holidays ! Enjoy your Thanksgiving !
I'm grateful to be able to share and have the support of my family and friends !

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