This guest post from Lenny Mcknight
Normally around Christmas time, there are many parks that have some type of Christmas Lights type of festival. My family doesn't really care for it because you pay too much and you go way too slow because there's already a car ahead of you driving way too slow so they can take in all of the sights. We prefer to go a more traditional route of looking at Christmas lights in different neighborhoods.
Before we go to look at Christmas lights and decorations, we set our home alarm (deals Adt Alarm) before we leave. It's that time of year when that is a must do! After that, we just drive to different neighborhoods to see how other families decorate their houses and look at how they string the lights on their houses. Most of the houses are beautiful and sometime funny. I like to hear the kids laughing in the back or giving flattering comments to certain houses.
I could not imagine not doing this every year. We have so much fun and we don't have to pay an arm and a leg to see a festival of lights. We prefer the amateur version of it because it is more original and sometimes even more beautiful. If you want to start a tradition that doesn't cost anything besides a few bucks in gas, this is certainly the way to go.