Cheap Thrills — Holiday Light Show Edition

For a fun (and free!) activity this Winter, wait until it is almost time for bed, then dress the kids in their PJ’s with winter coats and blankets. Make up hot cocoa in a thermos, and load everyone into the car.
Find a radio station playing Christmas music, and drive around your neighborhood to see all the holiday lights!

Okay, I have NO IDEA why Santa is steering a pirate ship in the above photo (right side)…????
Drive carefully, and have fun!!

Also, I should announce that the winner of the snowman teapot giveaway courtesy of Tender Heart Treasures is Donna and the winner of the surprise giveaway is The girl who painted trees!! Congratulations!!! Thanks to everyone who entered these fun giveaways… another one starts soon!


  1. Dear Valerie,

    Santa's pirate ship even had a motorized reindeer (with binoculars!) which would move up and down in the crow's nest.

    Clearly Santa hijacks cargo ships in order to collect his toys. Those swashbuckling elves can be ruthless, too.


  2. We did the same thing tonight — no pirate Santas unfortunately.

  3. The Coffee Lady says

    I want to drive around YOUR neighbourhood!

    Mind you, that mightn't be so frugal, what with the flights and everything.

  4. we always do this! it's better than the light shows you pay for b/c you never know what you're going to get!

  5. I have been waiting to do this! I think enough people have their lights up! Might just have to go for a drive soon :-). Gotta love the crazy inflatable Santas!

  6. we do this every year, it's been a tradition since I was a little girl. we will do it next weekend most likely.

  7. Congratulations to the winners!

    I should do that with my children. They love to see the lights. I'll leave out the hot chocolate though. LOL… You know me. 🙂

  8. Sew Impatient says

    aww such a fun idea 🙂 those will be great memories for sure!
    Your neighbourhood is so Christmas-y. I live in Canada and we don't even have snow 🙁

  9. We love to do this too.

    My five year old would LOVE that Santa in the pirate ship!

  10. What a fun family idea! My kids are both very into the christmas lights this year so we will have to do this! Thanks!

  11. MamaFeelgood says

    Mama there are no lights like this in my neighborhood. But I will have to make a trip to find them this weekend.