Now that the holidays have arrived, the kids are off school and many of you are probably taking a few days off. If you're looking for something to do, the Bull Run Festival of Lights is still running through January 4.
We decided to do this last weekend and had a great time. The cost is $20 for weekends though, so it is a bit less if you want to get a discount and go Monday through Thursday (there is advertised coupon (pdf) off the weekday admission).
The trip takes about 30 minutes from beginning of the festival to the end where you'll find the carnival entrance. Here are some highlights from our ride this year through the park -
|"Winter Wonderland" was my favorite segment - my photo honestly doesn't do justice how beautiful the "falling snow" looked.|
The week of Christmas is busy time though. Last year we tried on Christmas night and the line was backed up at least 3 miles so we drove around some local neighborhoods instead. This year we decided to go early, at about 5 p.m. (gates open around 5:30 p.m.), and had just a short wait.