It's the most magical time of year, and these woods in Kentucky are glowing!

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Christmas Light Magic

My son is one now, and this is the first Christmas with him where he really notices the lights, and while looking at them he is in awe.  It really has brought back those childhood memories of "Christmas magic" for my husband and me.  It is so cool to see Riley look at the lights in amazement and wonder.

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My husband and I heard about the Winter Woods Spectacular in Louisville thanks to my friend Travis Sams.  He wrote an article about the 2022 Winter Woods Spectacular, and the day I saw the article I sent it to my husband and we quickly planned a short trip to Louisville because we knew we had to take Riley to this!

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A Quick Getaway

One of the many things I love about living in the Tri-State is just how close we are to bigger cities.  Louisville is only about an hour and a half drive from Evansville. My husband and I both agreed that we need to plan more trips to Louisville in the future because it's really a quick and easy drive.  It's absolutely worth the drive for the Winter Woods Spectacular.

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Winter Woods Spectacular

Every October, Louisville is home to the incredible sight of thousands of jack o' lanterns during their Jack O' Lantern Spectacular.  However, once October is over, they switch gears into holiday mode! Iroquois Park is then transformed into an incredible Winter Woods Spectacular.

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The Louisville Winter Woods Spectacular is a walk-through event, and the trails are dirt, so make sure you wear comfy shoes that you don't mind getting a little dirty.  It's a very easy walk, and there are plenty of photo ops throughout the event.  It takes place every evening starting at 6 PM through January 1st.

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We had so much fun and I definitely recommend checking the Louisville Winter Woods Spectacular out if you get the chance! My husband and I got a hotel for the night because we figured it would be easier with a one-year-old, but after we decided it would have actually been just as easy to drive.  You could easily drive over to Louisville, grab some dinner, hit up the lights, and be back in Evansville by 10 or 11 PM.

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Check out some more photos I quickly snapped at the event below, and trust me photos don't do this event justice! I didn't even take a photo of everything, there is SO much to see.

My husband and son seeing the lights (Melissa/TSM)
My husband and son seeing the lights (Melissa/TSM)
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I hope your holiday season is filled with as much magic as my son seeing these lights for the first time.  

Louisville Winter Woods Spectacular

I went to the Winter Woods Spectacular in Louisville and snapped a few photos. Trust me photos do not do this place justice! Absolutely worth the short drive to Louisville.

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