This past weekend our family ventured off for more Christmas adventures. We headed out late afternoon to Yankee Candle out in Deerfield. It was a very hectic afternoon. We once again didn’t realize what time they were closing, so we rushed through. The deals were great! I ended up buying two large tumbler candles, and getting 2 free!
I truly love visiting during this time of the year! Everything is so festive. The kids enjoyed smelling the different candles and their favorite room was the snow room. It “snows” every 4 minutes. The kids also love looking at the department 56 houses that are all lit up.
Out in the food court area, Santa and Mrs Claus was there taking pictures. I actually suggest going to visit Yankee Candle about 2-3 hours prior to closing on a sunday! The crowd level was very low.
After some snack time and candle shopping, we hopped in the car and headed to our next christmas destination! Bright nights at Forest Park in Springfield MA!!!
During the holiday season, bright nights open 7 day a week. There is a coupon for $3 off per car.
I have to forewarn though, that many people have waited in a line that was hours long. What mot people don’t know is that if you go past the long line in the through traffic line and drive by bright nights and turn around they let you right in. I wish we knew that ahead of time because we went one mile in 1 hour. The children were getting restless!
Once we got in though it was a beautiful site. We let the kids come sit closer to the window and tuned in to the christmas station. The kids lit up with excitement and joy. Half way through we stopped for a stretch and bathroom break. There were two rides the kids could go on and a cabin with santa for photos. After our little break we hopped back in and continued on our journey.
This is such a fun time! Ihope those of you who are local get the chance to check it o ut if you haven’t already!
XOXO Mommy Alicia