It's 2.6 million lights to be exact! This awesome display, in LaCrosse, Wisconsin is set up every year by the local Rotary Club and it keeps growing and growing!
Every year, Dan and I try to make the trek down to Riverside Park to see this fabulous display! LaCrosse, Wisconsin is a city of about 50,000 in our neck of the woods! It's located on the beautiful Mississippi and surrounded by gorgeous bluffs!
Riverside Park is located right next to the Mississippi, of course! It's a gorgeous park and the perfect set-up for this spectacular display!
Music is piped in and manyof the lights are sychronized to the music. See the fire breathing dragon!
Dan and I drove through last night and then we parked and walked through. It was cold, but oh so worth it!
Come along as we work our way around.
The lights are synchronized to the music, it is so cool!
One of the snow domes where you can go inside, warm up and even purchase some hot chocolate! Many evenings they have local choirs singing inside!
A Riverboat on the Mississippi, well of course!
In honor of our Hero's.
It's a Winter Wonderland out here but getting chilly. Let's head over to one of the Snow Dome's to warm up!
Here we go....
I have a red nose, but it's blasting warm, moist air in here and I love it!
Back to our car...
As we head on out......
Oh, I love it here!
The tree beckons us
A Happy Display....
As Frosty bids us farewell! WE WILL BE BACK AGAIN NEXT YEAR!
I am joining our hostess Susan for Outdoor Wednesday
, check it out for some Outdoor Fun!
Happy New Year to all my wonderful friends! Blogging has been such an awesome experience and I so appreciate all your comments and friendship!
Oh, Cindy! This is absolutely FABULOUS! What an awesome light display. I don't know which I like best, but I love the igloo. LOL! And the helicopter. And the sweet card from heaven. Oh, what a great thing the Rotary Club does for that community.ReplyDelete
I enjoyed this tour with you so much. Thanks for taking us along...
That looks fabulous..ReplyDelete
I really liked the remembrances to our service people..touching!
We have some homes here that go way overboard with the outdoor lights..Their electric bills are thousands of dollars!! :(
I like this Riverside's idea better!
Happy New Year to all!
Cheer and regards.
Don't you just love the people who do this...I loved your music with it, felt like I was there! Very beautiful! I know in S.L.C. at Temple sq. they start in August to put up the lights..what a job! Have a good week..:DReplyDelete
That was wonderful! We are about 1 1/2 hours from Bristol Motor Speedway and they have a similar light display every year as well. We went this year but I didn't get any good pics.:(
Oh well, maybe next year! Thank you for sharing your beautiful pics with us!
What an awesome thing for La Crosse! It's beautiful! I wish that I lived nearer.ReplyDelete
What an awesome event!! The pictures are stunning (you did a fantastic job and got a lot!!). I can't pick a fave!! It looks like you had fun. What a great time!!ReplyDelete
Happy New Year to you, sweet friend!! :-)
Oh how I would love to see that. It is just gorgeous and you did such a great job with the photos. It is so hard to take pictures of Christmas lights at night and be able to show how pretty they shine. Thanks - DebReplyDelete
Beautiful!! we have something like that here!ReplyDelete
Gosh that is a very beautiful display and wow what alot of lights!!!!!I love those big light shows with the musci and all!!!! So fun and festive, but it sure looked cold to me!!!!I bet it was!!!!
Happy New Year!!!
Wow! What a winter wonderland! That is an amazing display of lights! some of them are so high up in the trees! It looks so Christmasy with all the snow! Thanks for sharing that! Hope you have a wonderful 2010! Happy NEw Year! Sherri@lavenderfieldsReplyDelete
Happy New Year from our house to your house. I am amazed how many decorations are in La Crosse, Wisconsin. Wowza!ReplyDelete
What an awesome light display. Thanks for sharing. I wish you and yours all the best in 2010. Happy New Years.ReplyDelete
Wow, Cindy! That is gorgeous! We have a place in Georgia called Callaway Gardens that is famous for its Christmas light display. We have gone several times and love it. I can REALLY appreciate your pics - beautiful! LindaReplyDelete
Hi Cindy, my friend...How I've missed visiting you! Your Holiday Light show you shared is spectacular. Here where I live in GA, near Lake Lanier, they also do a huge show like this. It's amazing...and I didn't go this year because the price has just skyrocketed at a time you'd think they'd be more gracious and reduce it. Nonetheless, your light show was just as enjoyable! I have missed my visits to your blog and hope that 2010 will be much more open for me to come more often. I think I need to devise a schedule specifically to not miss a visit at least once a week to my favorites, of which yours is one! :) May your New Year be especially a blessed one with your friends and loved ones! Hugs~ ~CC CatherineReplyDelete
What a wonderful display and a touching tribute to our troops. I posted Christmas photos from the base in Kuwait where my nephew is stationed on his way to Iraq. I would love to post the Army photo to his FB page to share with all the guys there if you don't mind. They love knowing we're thinking of them.ReplyDelete
Happy New Year!
Wow Cindy that was an amazing display! It's so wonderful that some people take the time and effort to make Christmas more enjoyable for everyone! We have a home, not that far from us, that does and amazing display. They start in October a do a huge canopy of lights over their very long driveway and invite everyone to stroll up the driveway to see all the beautiful displays they have on each side of their property while you listen to the Christmas music they have playing. On the first day they light the displays they invite everyone into their home and serve cookies and hot chocolate to all who come and all the kiddies leave with a candy cane. Some people are just precious! Thank you for sharing this wonderful light display with us. Happy New Year my friend!ReplyDelete
Aren't you just too cute in your little red coat with your little red nose. Thanks so much for takin' us along with you. The display is just breathtakingly beautiful!!!ReplyDelete
Have a very wonderful New Year, Cindy!!!!
Hi Cindy! You found a great light show. I really liked that dinosaur and the helicopter :0)ReplyDelete
I liked how they honored the military, too.
Happy new Year!!
All I can say is WOW! It must have been so amazing in person. I like the picture of you with your "red nose". Stay warm and have a Happy New Year. --Delores PS: I have been missing some of your latest posts too. Weird!ReplyDelete
What an absolutely fabulous light display. I don't know which set I like best, but I love the tribute to our military.
Thank you for sharing it with us.
Awesome ! My 2010 be filled with beauty and blessings for you and yours. hugs, CherryReplyDelete
How lovely!!! It looks so christmas-sy there! Lucky you, our cities aren't that nice...and the ice domes, would love to enter one of them!ReplyDelete
A great post, love it!
Hey sweet Girl...ReplyDelete
Ohhh...what a fabulous Christmas light display!!! LaCrosse certainly knows how to "do it up right"...that's for sure!!! I would just love seeing it...I'm still such a kid at heart when it comes to all the pretty Christmas lights! I always have Russell drive me around town at Christmas so I can see everyone's lights! hehe! I love how your photos turned out...you can't see the trees that all the lights are on...and it looks like the lights are just suspended in mid air...awesome!!! I love the little igloo too! What a great idea...they really have provided everything!!! Thank you for sharing your tour with us, Darlin'...I really enjoyed it!!!
Well sweet friend, it's only a couple of days till the New Year! Do you and Dan have any special plans for seeing the New Year in? Since we still have the kids...I think we're just going to do a night with special "eats" and movies! They enjoy that and it's right up this old gal's alley as well! Hehe! I'm sending you and Dan my very best wishes for a very, very Happy New Year!!! Praying that the Lord continues to richly bless you both with all that you have need of for 2010!!! Love ya, sweet friend!!! I'm also looking forward to another new year of blogging and visiting with you too!!!
The photographs remind me a lot of the Fantasy in Lights at Callaway Gardens in Pine Mt. Georgia.ReplyDelete
We went year before last, but didn't make it this year.
It sounds like you guys have a wonderful time and you look adorable in your red coat, red nose and all!
Happy New Year!
What a great light display! Yes - You look cold! :)ReplyDelete
Happy New Year!
How wonderful ! Happy New Year too..ReplyDelete
These are just awesome....ReplyDelete
Have a wonderful New Year!
The name of your post is exactly what that light display is! Wow! We have the Festival of Lights at the mouth of our canyon and it's amazing but I think yours has it beat!ReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful new year!
Wow... that's amazing!!! LOVE it. I LOVE lights outside at Christmas, and this is the ultimate.ReplyDelete
Plus -- you look just darling in your little red jacket. So cute!
Have a wonderful and fun New Year's Eve, and a blessed 2010.
These are amazing lights! Thanks for sharing them. :)ReplyDelete
What an awesome display of lights. I have never outgrown my love of "seeing the lights". We were lucky this year, we actually had cold night that made driving around/walking and looking at them seem like we were not in Florida. Thank you for sharing these wonderful pictures. Happy New Year!
I do so love to look at Christmas lights!! I wish we had more around here to see but little town!ReplyDelete
It is nice getting to see your! thanks for sharing Cindy!!
Blessings for a wonderful new year!!
Wow! This is spectacular, Cindy! I can't imagine how even more fabulous it is in person. Thanks for sharing. I would love to meet you too someday. How far are you from Waukegan, ILL? I hope the new year brings you much happiness, love, peace, health and prosperity!...ChristineReplyDelete
Great pictures! Happy New Year CatherineReplyDelete
Fantabulous display and pictures! Happy New Year!!!ReplyDelete
Living it up at Lakewood,
What a great display! Thanks for taking us along!ReplyDelete
Hello sweet friend...ReplyDelete
Just read your sweet note! Ohhh...your New Year's eve plans sounds like fun!!! Enjoy your family and friends...and dinner!!! I have my pot of chili on the stove now! Hehe!
Girl, you mentioned about liking those seashell dishes! Just wanted to tell you that they are really marked down at Penneys right now...really cheap! I thought I had gotten a great deal on them and they have them marked down even more!
Well Darlin'...you have a fabulous New Year's eve out to dinner!!! I'll talk with you soon!
Love ya, Sweetie!
That really is an awesome display! My husband loves this kind of thing. That's what he want to do to our house!ReplyDelete
I hope your and your family have a wonderful New Year!
Happy New Year!ReplyDelete
Dropping back by to take the opportunity to wish you a very Happy 2010 on this first day of the new year! Love you, girl!ReplyDelete
Happy 2010 and what a fun tour. It sounds wonderful with the music to go along with the lights. I love the dragon and the windmill. So many wonderful colorful lights!ReplyDelete
Those lights are absolutely incredible!! Happy New Year.ReplyDelete
I love the Igloos! I lived in Alaska and we used to make them for fun. They really are warm inside. What a beautiful lights display, and what a wonderful tradition for you and your husband to share.ReplyDelete
What a spectacular light display indeed!~ Wow!..,ReplyDelete
Have a blessed, happy, safe, creative and "tea-licious" New Year in 2010 darling!..,
Cheers from Wanda Lee,("the afternoon tea lady"), @ The plumed Pen and @ Silken Purse
Wow! Cindy, that is beautiful! I don't take very good photos of this kind of thing. Yours turned out so great. Did you use your flash? We have a similar light display here, but I didn't think I could get good enough pix to put them on my blog. Thanks so much for sharing this. (You look so cute!) laurieReplyDelete