Yes Mom, we had a good time!

Wednesday, 9 December 2020

A long-running inside joke… everytime I write a post for our travel blog Mom says she can’t wait to read it to see if she had fun! Tonight was no exception. Funny lady!

Magic Lights of Ottawa

Driving through a magical wonderland of lights.
Photo of the day, 9 Dec 2020 ©WQuinn

A wonderful way to spend an evening, especial during a pandemic. You wouldn’t think that a campground decorated with hundreds (thousands?) of lights would be so joyful, or such a hit but it is, on both counts.

Driving through the campground, following the lights, and the brake lights of the car ahead of you, watching in awe at the sheer size of some of the displays, laughing out loud at the funny antics of others, like the reindeer jumping above you. Then there’s the beautiful, silence stunners, like my favourite pictured above.

The twelve days of Christmas display never gets old, but I still get them mixed up… six geese a-laying, seven swans swimming… drummers drumming, soldiers doing something?

The kids in the van behind us were having a ball, giggling and pointing their favourites out to their parents. Their joyful exuberance added to our enjoyment of the evening.

Now, there was a lineup to get in. We waited about twenty minutes. I had purchased my ticket online so it was just a matter of showing the QR code on my phone.

The drive through the display took us about twenty-five minutes. You can’t stop to take pictures but you drive through at a slow pace so hanging out the window to get a picture is doable. Only once did we encounter an employee encouraging us to move along.

Some of the lights are synched to music. Tune your radio to 88.9 FM to follow along! One other thing to note is that a percentage of every ticket it donated to CHEO!

For more information visit their website.

We drove by Parliament Hill on the way home to see the lights. What we saw were beautiful but there seems to be some missing? Maybe they were cut back this year?

We ended our evening with a Tim Hortons night cap of candy cane hot chocolate and a donut 🍩.

So, all in all, yes Mom, we had a grand time!