I’ve been getting into the Christmas spirit very early this year. Christmas music and movies have been playing in the background of my life for a few weeks now, and I couldn’t be more excited for the season. Last week I had the opportunity to go to a very special event, called Canyon Lights, that just about tripled my excitement for Christmas.
Imagine a huge forest, on the side of a canyon, filled with hundreds and hundreds of coloured Christmas lights. Live music playing, a cup of hot chocolate in one hand, and a sugary shortbread cookie in the other. The world’s tallest Christmas tree growing in the centre of the forest. This was the atmosphere I got to experience.
The main attraction was a suspension bridge spanning the width of the canyon, completely lit up. Even the creek below the bridge had lights in it, and they were changing colour!
It was just the most magical experience. There was a live band playing (who were dressed in old fashioned Christmas attire, might I add), the smell of hot chocolate in the air, and for some reason, a large quantity of adorable tiny dogs wearing Christmas sweaters!
On the drive home from that event, I really felt like the Christmas season had begun. I just love everything about it Christmas. The decorations, the food, the smells, seeing family and friends more often, cuddling up with a warm blanket and a mug of hot chocolate… the list just goes on and on…
What are you most excited about for the Christmas season?