The bright side of Christmas at Hudson Gardens

The bright side of Christmas at Hudson Gardens

Christmas is full of bright moments. From the festive lights on holiday houses, to the trees lit in downtown Littleton. The brightest spot in town this year is the Hudson gardens lights.

Hudson garden map

Hudson garden map

On Sunday my husband and I took time out of the holiday hustle to enjoy the lights of Christmas. The weather was outstanding with a clear sky, and temperatures above freezing. We parked our car and made our way to the bright light of the entrance gift shop. Inside the warm shop we purchased our tickets and consulted the map for the best route.

Christmas light trail

Christmas light trail

When we exited the shop we took a left to the ponds. The lights twinkled brightly in the trees lining the trails.  There were blue orbs dotting the ground on the way to the wagon ride. To the right was a warm gas fire pit, with a view of the frozen lake. A cute bridge led to the wagon stop.

Rudolph and reindeer with sleigh

Rudolph and reindeer with sleigh

Snowflake lights dotted trees as laser lights twinkled on shrubs on our stroll from the wagon stop to Santa at the warming hut. Rudolph and white light reindeer drew a red sled at the entrance to Santa’s warming hut. Inside heat lamps warmed cold noses and toes, as a jolly St. Nick greeted visitors young and old. From merry jokes with little ladies, to assisting wheelchair ridden matrons to sit on his sofa for a photo on cell phones. Santa was worth the price of admission, as we took our turn with him. We took photos with Mrs. Claus and made jolly jokes with Santa. We left with warm fingers and spirits.

Holly & Santa

Holly & Santa

Mrs. Santa and Craig

Mrs. Santa and Craig

Holly, Santa, Craig

Holly, Santa, Craig

Just outside we stopped at the model trains. There was a steam engine and a Thomas the Tank Engine. They played tag on the tracks lit by Christmas lights in the train village. It was enchanting.

We strolled through the coffee house and acquired coco and cider warming us up from inside-out. We passed by willows dripping with lights, rainbow orbs, and traditional street lights. In the Rose garden the fountain put on a light changing show. As we rounded the other side we encountered a Rainbow tunnel.

It was an enchanting evening of lights. Craig and I had a delightful time discovering all of the treasures in the Hudson Christmas Holiday Light display. This is definitely a Christmas tradition to be enjoyed.

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