For a little Holiday Fun, and to help get me into the Christmas Spirit, MG planned a sweet road trip last night.
We gathered up hot chocolate and some cookies. The radio station was tuned to Christmas music. Off on our adventure we went.
Thanks to TwinCities.com, MG mapped out a wonderful trip around the metro to see the best of the best holiday displays. It was a magical and beautiful ride. Our planned trip was nearly 3 hours long. Caught up in the spectacular displays, we made it about half way, which took us over 2 hours.
Along with spending time with my holiday honey, a few of the most memorable stops:
Inver Grove Heights - a working mini ferris wheel, with Santa Bears as riders. There were 5 or 6 houses on the cul-de-sac all completely decked-out! It was a spectacular showing! Another house in Apple Valley (#2 on our Favorites list) had the yard and house lite up with lights that strobed on and off in time to Manheim Steamroller songs. It was awesome to see (although I think the full half hour show would have given me a headache).
Eagan had a wonderful house display, and Mendota Heights had a live Santa you could take your picture with. Another house has a HUGE oak tree strung solid with white lights (this was in the Star Tribune a few days ago). It was a breathtaking view, even from Cedar/Hwy 77, a mile or more away.
If you're looking for a relaxing holiday scene, I highly recommend taking a Christmas lights tour. It was a fun, easy-going night, that really got me in the Christmas spirit.