Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Thanksgiving Point #Luminaria2016 #holidays #Utah

I had a lot of fun with my oldest checking out Thanksgiving point's newest attraction Luminaria! There were so many beautiful lights, great music, and festive smells! Candy cane lane smelled like peppermint, forest smelled like pine, and s'mores village smelled like gingerbread. The lights danced to music. There were real reindeer. There was a awesome area with fire pits to make s'mores and warm up as well as play games. Millions of colorful lights to see and we loved all the different sections and themes. There was so much to see and do that it took us over an hour to walk through it all. Check it out if you are in Utah https://www.thanksgivingpoint.org/events/luminaria/ 

More info:
Thanksgiving Point (www.thanksgivingpoint.org) has long been a holiday staple in the community. 2016 features a brand new, never-before-seen holiday light experience called Luminaria: Experience the Light. Luminaria will be set within the 55-acre Ashton Gardens and will feature a million different lights on display. The event begins with a Thanksgiving Point member preview November 21-23. The general public can then join in from November 25-December 31 (closed Sundays, Christmas Eve & Christmas Day).

Luminaria will highlight 27 different “beats” for guests to enjoy featuring all the sights, sounds, smells, and tastes of the holiday season. Some of the beats include:

  • Warm Welcome” at the entrance of the Gardens with a fully wrapped roof in lights and the surrounding visitor’s center as a taste of what lies ahead.
  • The first sight guests will encounter is the “Tree Top Summit”. The 120-foot Christmas trees soars above the Vista Mound surrounded by strands of multi-colored lights and features.
  • The “Mosaic” beats nearly 7,000 luminaries of a variety of colors that leads the eye right to the Tree Top. These LED luminaries are set to music and feature all kinds of amazing holiday images. 
  • Smore’s Village” is filled with intimate fireplaces where families can make their own smores. This area is also dotted with fun games for everyone in the family.
  • Reindeer Woods” welcomes back our real reindeer for guests to visit with two of Santa’s reindeers.
  • The “Light of the World Garden” (thanksgivingpoint.org/events/the-light-of-the-world-garden/)features 15 scenes of bronzed statues from the life of Jesus Christ. Each statue will have theatrical lighting and music to help create a unique experience for guests at every stop. 

The experience is a little more than a mile walk around the Gardens. Guests are encouraged to bundle up and enjoy the season with a new tradition. Ticket prices and other details for the event can be found at thanksgivingpoint.org/events/luminaria. The basic ticket pricing is $20/adults and $17/children 3-12 and seniors. The website features a variety of packages for guests to enjoy. (*Note: Luminaria is a timed ticketed event each evening.)

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