As the Holiday season continues onward we find ourselves attempting to immerse ourselves in every possible festive outlet there is. See the shows, listen to the music and certainly see the lights. One popular avenue is the Season of Lights at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. It certainly is plentiful in the quantity of lights but is it worth the travel or the price tag?
Located at the Del Mar Fairgrounds you can see over 400 light displays. It is $14 per car (up to 5 people) or on select nights they offer hayrides for $10 per person. Now obviously it is at the fairgrounds but it quite literally is only around the ¼ mile horse track. For those individuals accustomed to light shows that take you over the hill and through the woods for several miles this may come as a shock. All the cars slowly follow one another as you peer onto the track. You are easily close enough to get a good view but the problem is that since the track is to your left the driver and those passengers on the left side of the car get a slightly better, less obstructed view. Yet another feature of having your show in a circular arena.
The lights themselves are gorgeous. Many are quite large and extensive. They have movement and often complicated set of animation. Many are extremely adorable and humorous. The lights with holiday themes of course shined above the rest. It was perplexing though when there seemed to lights that did not pertain to the overall holiday theme, such as a deer pulling a speeding cop car or a pair of golfers. Call us old fashioned but lets stick to the holiday.
As the ride dwindled down to a conclusion you are surprised around the corner by having the opportunity to pose for a photo with dear old Saint Nick. Well actually it’s Santa but a photo nonetheless. It’s completely free and a nice memory to preserve the trip. You simply find your photo at their website and download it free of charge. A nice little extra to compensate for the initial price tag.
So do you go or not? Truly it depends of your expectations. If you can completely overlook the points previously presented then without a doubt make the trip. If however these are a deal breaker then you have already answered this question. It really is a great light display. Simply receive it with an open mind especially if you have previously been exposed to incredibly refined and elaborate display. It can easily be an enjoyable night for all. Check out more information at http://www.holidayoflights.com/index.html.