This will be a small Christmas for us with none of our children stopping by on Christmas day. I’ve pared down on the Christmas decorations, did the shopping early, and sent the presents and cookies through the mail.
But Terry and I still celebrate. One tradition that continues that we have enjoyed for the last several years is the Christmas Celebration of Lights at the Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park. Every night there is a different form of entertainment along with the synchronized music and lights provided by Sebastian Hawes and hosted by Joe Dube. It’s a lovely way to spend a holiday evening.
Terry and I visited the Celebration of Lights Tuesday night. When we arrived, Sophie Noelle was singing Christmas tunes and Mr. and Mrs. Claus were listening to excited children’s Christmas lists.
When Sophie finished her set, the powerful light and music show took over. The Christmas sparkles flashed along with the music and at one point bubbles floated over the audience to the small children’s delight.
If you haven’t already attended the Celebration of Lights this year, you still have one more opportunity. The final evening will be on Friday with an after Christmas Party starring Bill Lindsey as “Elvis.” Parking is at the Visitor Center located on 19 and a tram runs between there are the park continuously. The show runs from 5:30 to 9 and the suggested donation is $5.