As first time visitors to River of Lights, we were not prepared for how popular the event was. We used the free Park and Ride at the BioPark Zoo because that is where I thought the event was taking place. Whoops. It worked out to our benefit though since traffic and parking around the Botanic Garden was a mess.
We also failed to purchase tickets in advance so we had to go to the ticket booth first and then wait in a huge line to enter the Botanic Garden. Definitely buy tickets in advance!
Since River of Lights takes place at the botanic garden, many of the light displays feature plants and flowers, but there are also many other types of displays like animals, Christmas trees and dinosaurs.
I always have a hard time getting into the holiday spirit most years because work is always at its most busy during the months of December and January. Attending events like River of Lights is a way for me to get out of work mode and into celebrating the season.
Christmas is the most magical time of year, but the stress of the season usually has me overwhelmed. I am glad we got to take a little break and see River of Lights this year.
I am looking forward to bringing the twin boys to see for twinkling lights one year!