I love making memories with my grandson. This past week we visited the Winter Wonderland and the Lights on the Beach in Virginia Beach, VA. I had hoped to walk along the boardwalk with Xavier, but the setup only allowed you to drive along the boardwalk. It worked out perfectly, since the evening was quite chilly.
The light show was fantastic. The displays arranged from the drummer shown above to fish jumping from the sea. Ronald McDonald was on hand, Snoopy, a beautiful carousel and a nativity scene. Dinosaurs, boats, and horses could be found along the beach. Xavier was quite excited by the lights, and so was I. What a way to start the holiday season. I loved the fact that you could drive the boardwalk at your leisure. Nobody was honking horns hurrying people along, everyone was enjoying the scenery and just taking their time. You could place an order for coffee or hot chocolate before you started your journey, which was brought to your car. You were also given a CD of holiday music to play while you drove the 30 blocks. It was a great set-up, and I intend to make the Lights on the Beach an annual outting for Xavier and Mama.
My neighbor had seen the show last year with her daughter, and she assured me that I would not be disappointed. She was right. Each year the merchants add new displays. I can't wait to see the show next year. There was truly alot of time and effort put into the show.
If you're in the Virginia Beach area during the holiday it is worth the trip. Your children will never forget the lights and they will love you for it making a great memory for them. I can't wait to make a scrapbook of my week-end with Xavier. No show is ever the same, so this adventure will certainly go to the top of my list of things to do during the holidays, and I recommend that you add it to your list too. Leave us a comment and let us know how you're getting into the Christmas spirit with your children this holiday season. We would love to know what's happening in your area.