It’s the best time of the year for spending time with loved ones. Recently, after my kid’s excellent parent-teacher conferences, my husband and I decided to reward them. We aren’t big on giving loads of gifts at this time of year so we opted for an experience instead. We planned a surprise visit to the Holiday Light Show at Shady Brook Farm and we had so much fun, that I simply have to share the details so you can enjoy it too!
We packed our kids up after school and told them we were going on an adventure. We loaded the car up with holiday books and Christmas songs and drove out to Yardley to have dinner at Villa Rosa (the saltimbocca was great!) The Italian restaurant is very family friendly. While we were there, we surprised the kids with the announcement of where we were going next by giving them a new set of pajamas! The boys changed in the bathroom, got bundled in the car and we were off!!
The Holiday Light Show
We arrived, paid for our car, and got in line to drive through the lights. The left lane actually lead to a drive-through snack bar! Hot cocoa anyone? We brought our own holiday cookies for the kids but indulged in some cocoa too. After a quick bite, we began the 20-minute journey through the land of lights!
HOLY CHRISTMAS LIGHTS BATMAN! This thing was incredible! From the 12 days of Christmas to an animated Cinderella sequence, there was a display for everyone. If you follow us on Instagram, you saw a few of the animations live as we did. I’ll post some of our favorite videos over there too.
My husband was blown away and my kids were giddy with excitement! My kids loved Dora and Spongebob and also watching the soccer player try to score a goal. I can’t rave enough about this light show. It’s truly a must-see and well worth the hour-plus ride it took us to get there.
The Holiday Light Show is a drive-through experience. A carload cost $30 while mini-buses, limos, and RVs are $50. There is also an option to take a hayride for $12 a person. It was too cold on the night we went, but I would imagine that to be quite fun!
The show is open Sunday through Thursday from 5 pm to 10 pm. Fridays and Saturdays it stays open an extra hour to 11 pm. Wagon rides end 2 hours before closing. Full ticket information here.
There is a bonfire, marketplace (to buy smores, hot cocoa, wine and other goodies!) and opportunities to meet Santa after the ride through. We passed this year, but plan to arrive earlier so we can participate next year.
It was so much fun and we can’t wait to do it again next year!! I hope you all have a chance to go explore this festive holiday destination!
Psst: Did you catch our list of the best Christmas and Hanukkah books for kids?