Originally Posted on www.cordellinsuranceagency.com December 2014
Christmas Light Extravaganza Tour 2014!
Ever since I’ve been a mom, Christmas has been one of my favorite times of the year. I love taking a step back in time to remember Baby Jesus. I love the hot chocolate, Christmas trees, and most importantly, I love the memories I am creating with my children. Between the presents and the crazy Christmas schedules, Christmas can become hectic and expensive, but I will always prioritize these precious Christmas memories with my kiddos.
We usually make it a tradition to make it to Opryland Hotel, as they do a fantastic job with their lights, but I have to admit that the older I become, I do get tired fighting crowds and getting up close and personal with the other Christmas lights admirers.
This year I wanted to do something different, crowd-less, and free. I found this wonderful website that listed many of the Christmas lights around town and decided to plan an excursion with kids and hot chocolate in tow.
Whenever I try something different and new, I’m always wary of what the outcome may be. My family and I were not disappointed in the least bit. We chose a route in the Brentwood/Franklin area that included 3 houses.
- Our first stop: 1956 Sunnyside Dr. Brentwood, TN 37027. This house boasts 135,000 lights and even allows for you to walk through their driveway to get a more up close and personal look. Santa was also stationed outside for pictures. This was an impressive home!
- Our second stop: 213 Lipton Court Franklin, TN 37027. This house literally had their own radio station with a synchronized music and light show. We found a spot to park to listen to Christmas music and watch the show. This was totally worth the risk to do something different from Opryland Hotel, and again—it was free!
- Our final stop for the evening. This house had a life size nativity set, helicopter, music, and light show, and the list goes on. 2613 Old Charlotte Pike Franklin, TN
This whole excursion took us a total of 2 hours. Again, this was a free experience and my children loved every minute of our “tour.”
The older I become, the more I realize that Christmas is less about the extravagant gifts, but more about the time and the precious memories that we create together as a family.
Our experience has definitely made the list for “Kay’s favorites.” I love my town!