Thursday, December 5, 2019

The Thompson Christmas Bucket List: Drive to See Christmas Lights

When I was a kid, one of my favorite holiday traditions was driving out to Lake Forest to see Santa's reindeer and drive through the neighborhood to see all of the festive lights. It was a night I always looked forward to as it brought us kids so much magic & delight. There is just something magical about the night being lit up by the spirit of Christmas.

So I have continued to make it an item on our Christmas Bucket List each year. We really enjoy driving through Lights Under Louisville and their new feature with a trolley ride followed by a walk in the Winter Wonderland makes it all the more magical. 


We wrapped up our Thanksgiving weekend by officially kicking off Christmas by touring the lights in the Mega Cave. The amazement of their work never gets old and it is always such a treat to see what new themes they have created in the new season. The kids enjoy the musical sing-a-longs as well as the scrumptious sugar cookies that conclude the tour. 

Cheers to lighting up this holiday season!

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

The Thompson Christmas Bucket List: See a Christmas Play

Our first check on our yearly Thompson Christmas Bucket List was to see a Christmas Play. We absolutely love this tradition and are usually lucky enough to see several holiday plays throughout the season. Derby Dinner is one of our favorite spots and their Christmas play always delights. This year they put on "Christmas in Candyland" and it was absolutely fabulous. Our table was front row which made the kids' eyes light up with delight to see the characters pointing and talking to them. Santa & Mrs. Claus are always an added bonus as they greet us at our table and kick-off the show. The play itself was truly magical; reliving one of my favorite childhood games and seeing the kids excitement over such a special morning was really a great way to kick off the holiday season!