Thursday, December 7, 2017

A Longwood Christmas

Earlier in the year, we went to Longwood Gardens in Pennsylvania.  It was so beautiful, and we knew we wanted to come back for their holiday light show.  Christmas at Longwood Gardens is a super-popular time, so it was a good thing we got our tickets early.  We went the day after Thanksgiving, and it was the perfect kick-off to the holiday season!

Since it was still light out when we got there, we went to the Conservatory first.  Each room was decked out with lights and Christmas trees.  There were so many people that you couldn't just wander around; we had to follow a marked path through the rooms.


Floating display made of apples and cranberries

Succulent Christmas Tree

Then we made our way outside.  In addition to all the lights, there were also carolers, a model train set, fire pits, and spiked hot chocolate at various locations around the grounds.


Some of the trees were just wrapped with lights around the trunks, but others were wrapped all the way to the tip-tops of the branches.


Floating "trees" dotted a couple of the lakes.



My pictures really don't do this place justice.  It's just something you have to see for yourself.  A Longwood Christmas is perfect for kids and adults; it'll put everyone in the holiday spirit!


14 comments:

  1. Angela, these are beautiful pics, and what beautiful gardens these are!

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  2. I've lived in PA my entire life yet I still haven't been to Longwood Gardens...I feel like such a failure lol but seriously, gorgeous pictures! The light displays are amazing. Thanks for sharing! :)

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    1. Haha, don't feel bad, we live only a couple hours away, and this year was the first time we went!

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  3. I wonder how far this is from me. It's amazing!

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  4. This is so amazing and beautiful! Great pictures and thanks so much for sharing. I'll definitely have to put this place on my bucket list. Happy holidays xoxo

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  5. This looks like such a lovely place to visit! The indoor elements are really cool. I have a few lights festivals that I go to each year, but they are outdoors and you really have to bundle up to enjoy them. This is definitely something I will look for if I ever head that way. :)

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    1. We tried to go early this year in the hopes that it wouldn't be too cold! I hope you enjoy your light festivals this year!

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  6. These photos are beautiful, and the whole thing sounds like so much fun for Christmas! I love the succulent Christmas tree!

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    1. They actually had a couple succulent Christmas trees! They were so pretty and unique!

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