Thursday, December 16, 2021

WINTER WALK OF LIGHTS - MEADOWLARK GARDENS - PART 1

 Last night we decided to go down to Meadowlark Gardens.  We were there when they were starting to put up all the lights in late October.  You can see my posts here and here.  

I am very happy we were there at the very beginning, as it made me appreciate all the hard work that goes into making this event possible.  Thank you to Meadowlark and all its staff for making this a very happy evening for us, and no doubt for everyone who attended. 

We start off in the Fairy Garden.  
I overheard a lady saying that this fairy garden was "enchanting".  Couldn't agree more!  
Apparently this is their ninth year for the event, and there are between 75,000 to 80,000 visitors who attend. The tickets go on sale in early October, and we purchased our timed-tickets for 6.00 p.m. online at this link.  
The walk is open nightly Thursday, November 11th, 2021, through Sunday, January 2nd, 2022, including all holidays.   
If you are in this area and would like to visit, for more information their website has all that you need.  After purchasing online you are sent a ticket on your phone, which you show a person who scans the bar code.  We found a lady sitting inside the visitor center and there was no line, we just walked onthrough: https://www.novaparks.com/events/winter-walk-of-lights
The night was chilly but not so cold that I needed my gloves.  I was glad for my coat but by the time we reached the car at the end of the evening, I took my coat off.  It was a perfect night for walking.  
I just had a thought, we purchased our tickets that morning but if you do get them in advance, you may have to deal with bad weather.  That being the case, I read that though the tickets are non-refundable, you can transfer them to another night.
Throughout the garden the regular, cross-over paths are roped off so that people are guided in one direction.  With the number of people visiting even with a timed ticket, I thought this was a very good idea.  We are also asked to stay on the path and not walk on the grass, for obvious reasons, electrical connections and lights, etc.

Thanks for looking today.
I hope your day is a great one!




46 comments:

  1. Like walking in a dream world...charming the socks off me...marvelous

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  2. Oh how magical the beautiful lights brighten the night! Timed tickets are really a good idea and especially during the busy season and the pandemic. I agree with the lady you encountered--Enchanting!

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    1. Thank you Martha Ellen! We were watching the planes go over and wondered if they could see the lights. Probably :)

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  3. the fairy garden is enchanting for sure. it sounds like your weather was perfect, during our walk thru the lights, we had similar weather!!

    your pictures are magical, i would really enjoy this!!

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  4. What great light displays and how nice that you could walk along and view them.

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    1. Thank you Ellen, it was a wonderful display :)

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  5. What an amazing display. I can't imagine how long it took to set that all up.

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    1. Thanks Anne! It was impressive! I will be sharing another post early next week.

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  6. Hello Denise,
    The decorations and lights are beautiful. A lovely nighttime walk. Take care, enjoy your day!

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    1. Hello Eileen, thank you, it certainly was. You take care and enjoy your day also :)

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  7. Beautiful display! You were lucky that the weather cooperated.

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  8. These events need a lot of organising. I'm glad you could walk through this magical light show.

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    1. Thank you Linda, I was very impressed with it all :)

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  9. all of it is magical and I am choosing the fair garden as my favorite part but that is difficult to choose. great idea on the timed tickets.. so glad you got to visit it. that ginger bread birdhouse is adorable,

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    1. Thank you Sandra, we always start off at the fairy garden because it is right outside the visitor center, and it has always been a favorite part of my visits :) I have never seen that little house before and I agree.

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  10. How pretty! Glad the weather cooperated.

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  11. It’s the best time of the year for sure, Denise, when there are beautiful light displays like this one to see. Looking forward to the next post as well.

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    1. Thank you Dorothy, my second post will be on Tuesday :)

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  12. Such a beautiful garden and walk.

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  13. A perfect fairy-land to explore. Beautiful photos!

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  14. I love Christmas lights displays and this one of yours looks amazing.

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  15. Beautiful
    Magical
    Wonderful

    Merry Christmas Wishes

    All the best Jan

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    1. Thank you Jan, and Merry Christmas Wishes to you also, and all the best too :)

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  16. That must have been so enjoyable! I would love to have been there to get the full effect. Your photos make me want to see more.

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    1. Thank you Rose, I hope you have enjoyed the other posts on the lights by now. I am late catching up here :)

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  17. Absolutely stunning! What a place!

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    1. It certainly is, we love it even without the lights in every season. But have to say this was a real treat. Thanks Jeanie :)

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