“Wow, lights!” my almost 2-year-old proudly proclaimed as we pulled up to Vitruvian Lights in Addison. He couldn’t believe the fantastic array of colors sparkling over hundreds of trees inside Vitruvian Park. We walked through the display, admiring the beautiful display of millions of twinkling LED lights in every color of the rainbow. It was one of the best experiences of the year, when we all truly felt at peace.
This year has been a wild one, but there’s something about the holiday season that just brings a bright spot to your life. Whether the holidays are a joyous time or a tough time for you, we can all find some peace looking at dazzling lights. Take advantage of your last chance to see the lights this season by making a trip to Vitruvian Lights by Jan. 3.
Vitruvian Lights take place every night from 5-11 p.m. Bundle up and embrace the cold weather as you walk through the lights, snapping pictures and sipping hot cocoa or coffee. You can also go up to the Addison Ice House or the Vitruvian Park Tavern to admire the lights with a drink in your hand.
Many of our holiday traditions were modified or cancelled this year, but Vitruvian Lights is still a safe, happy way to celebrate this time of year. Wear a mask and socially distance when you come, then simply enjoy this winter wonderland. My kids had fun running through the trees, saying “cheers” for every picture, rolling in the grass and simply laughing with glee at how beautiful everything was. I know you’ll enjoy it, too!
Bring a picnic dinner, grab something warm to drink and head out to Vitruvian Lights this weekend. This is a free event with free parking, so you have no excuse not to go!