Monday, December 24, 2012

Pearl Street Holidays

Courthouse and fountain lit up with Christmas lights on Pearl Street in downtown Boulder, Colorado.

It's fun living in the US during the holiday season- there's a lot to see an do! If you're ever in the Boulder, Colorado area make sure you see Pearl Street! My husband and I have seen it sometime between Thanksgiving and Christmas every year for the past 3 years- it is lovely. There's a lot of tasty places to eat and interesting shops year-round, but during the holiday season it's lit up with Christmas lights.

Christmas lights on Pearl Street in Boulder, Colorado.

If you're there check out one of my favorite stores- Into The Wind- it has gorgeous kites, amazing wind chimes, and a lot of cool toys. It's fun to just walk through.
Kites hanging from the ceiling at Into the Wind in Boulder, Colorado.

When you're driving away from Pearl Street check out this incredible yard on Baseline Road- the Christmas lights are out of this world!

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Sunday, December 16, 2012

Things To Do In Ohio: Wildlights at Columbus Zoo

Reflection of the Christmas lights in the lake at Columbus Zoo Wildlights.

Every Christmas the Columbus Zoo puts on the Wildlights festival. The festival has gone on for 22 Years and uses over 3 million LED lights.

It is beautiful- trees strung out with lights everywhere.

Large Christmas tree in front of the Columbus Zoo.

Giant moose statue among blue and white lights.

Christmas lights forest at Columbus Zoo.

Earth lit up in the middle of a lake.

Purple and red lights around a tree.

Barrels with fire to help warm your hands.

Every half- hour there is a light show on the lake.

You can still see a lot of the animals (if awake)- polar bears, manatees, bears, fish, feather gliders, and more.
Koala sleeping.

Large cats sleeping.

The aquarium is a great place to see and is a great way to warm up from the cold, December night.

Christmas lights over the aquarium at the Columbus Zoo.

Shark in aquarium.
Manatee at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium.

Or see the Christmas lights in the shapes of animals.
Large Christmas light sea horse at Columbus Zoo Wildlights.

Elephant among Christmas lights.

Polar bear wishing on a star.

Christmas light swan by lake as part of the Wildlights.

Christmas light deer frolicking among blue Christmas trees at the Columbus Zoo.

Baby polar bear Christmas lights.

Blue butterfly among Christmas lights at Wildlights.

There's a lot of fun things for the kids to do- see Santa, ride the carousel, ride the Polar Express and play in a giant snow globe!
Giant snow globe for kids to play in.

Don't forget to get a picture with the giant Christmas tree!

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