The holidays create magic all their own. A new excitement is hiding behind every gingerbread house corner, but if we look closer, it’s our family and friends who continue to provide us with that sense of wonder. When you’re helping to create lasting holiday memories for your grandkids, this adds a deeper component to your relationship. It has many benefits like making your little ones feel loved and more connected. So, if you’re looking for ways to weave a magical holiday spell, choose from one of these 3 holiday adventures:
1. Heine Brothers and Lake Forest Neighborhood: Heine Brothers not only has delicious organic and fair trade coffees, but did you know they also have tasty hot chocolate? With over 18 shops in Louisville and Southern Indiana, you’ll be able to easily grab your hot cocoa and set out on your holiday light adventure. Lake Forest Neighborhood in Middletown is one place that boasts a grand display. This is definitely a stay-in-your-car excursion, so turn up the holiday music, enjoy your hot chocolate in a sippy cup, and make the most of your drive together through a sparkly wonderland.
2. Please & Thank You and Blue’s Light Show: Please & Thank You was established in 2011 and has four locations around town. Their hot chocolate is just as yummy as their chocolate chip cookies, so if you’re ready for a major sugar rush, add a cookie (or three) to your order. Take your snacks with you and head over to Blue’s Light Show off of the Outer Loop. This house has its holiday lights all choreographed to music, so get ready for a fun holiday light show that you can dance to, too.
3. Quills and Lights Under Louisville: With 4 locations in Louisville, Quills has fabulous hot chocolate that you and your grandkids will absolutely love. Once your hot chocolate run is complete, make sure you have your tickets to Lights Under Louisville and begin your journey through the MEGA Cavern. The only underground holiday light show of its kind, you’ll see 900 lit characters and over 40 themed displays.
Bonus Holiday Lights: Winter Woods Spectacular: This walk-thru event begins at 6:00pm and has millions of lights with displays all set to music that will captivate your imagination and put even the grinchiest of Grinches in the holiday spirit. Located in Iroquois Park, bundle up all warm and cozy for this ⅓-mile outdoor experience.
By Tonilyn Hornung