Monday, December 11, 2017

Our trip to ENCHANT Christmas Light Maze!

If you live in the north Dallas area like I do, you are fully aware of the MASSIVE amounts of fun activities to do with your kids around the holidays.

Literally as soon as October hits, our Facebook pages are bombarded with event invites that people are clicking on, advertisements about events in our area, commercials on TV, etc etc!  It's overwhelming.  I think I probably clicked "interested" on at least 20 different local events in the area to take our kids.  With a family of 5, we obviously couldn't attend every single one... we'd have no money left for Christmas gifts.  And in the words of Sweet Baby Brown, "Ain't Nobody got time for that".

I did some research & narrowed it down to one place we HAD to check out this year.  We chose Enchant Christmas, the world's largest Christmas light maze!  It's located in Arlington so it wasn't a far drive for us, & I thought the whole idea seemed so original & like nothing we had ever seen.

I was right!  We were so excited from the moment we saw the lights shining from a distance as we drove to the parking lot.  It's FREE parking too by the way!

We went on a freezing cold day last week, so we bundled up in our warmest outfits & the boys got their first hot chocolates they've ever had. ;)

As you enter inside there are giant lit up reindeer, giant Christmas trees, & dazzling lights everywhere you look.  It's gorgeous.

We went on a Thursday evening.  It wasn't over crowded at all & the only line was to get in, & it went really quick. :)

These pics truly don't do this place justice.

We stopped right away for our drinks & then we had to take a photo in lit up sled of course!

We immediately went to the Christmas maze.  As you walk in you can choose doors one, two, or three.

You are given scratch off cards at the front of the maze, & your goal is to find all of the reindeer, scratching them off as you find them.  This was Cole & Brody's favorite part!  (Tip:  Make sure you tell your kiddos not to run off in the maze without you).

The maze had so many different parts.  Giant icicles that stick up out of the ground, dangling lights you walk through, light up tunnels, etc.  SO much fun!

I felt like a little kid again running around with my boys in this beautiful winter wonderland.

After the maze, the boys spotted the one & only Santa Clause, who was seated inside a giant lit up ornament.  Jace was upset at first but then he held it together when he saw that Cole & Brody were nearby.  The line went surprisingly fast.  C & B both asked if they are on the naughty or nice list.  Santa replied "The nice list if you keep up the good work."  Good answer Santa.

After meeting Santa, we made our way over to the ICE SKATING rink. Brody is four & he was old enough to skate too.  The boys have never done it before, so it was a bit challenging at first, I'll admit. Cole was holding on to the wall & I was trying to skate while holding onto Brody.  It was pretty hilarious... I couldn't breathe I was laughing so hard.  Their little wobbly legs were too cute.

After one, reallllly long lap around the rink with the boys, I gave them back to the hubby & got to skate by myself for a bit.  It was the highlight of my week.  I forgot how fun ice skating is.  I was pleased that some of my balance from years of dance & pilates came back to me too... I didn't fall once! Hahaha!

(Nerd alert).

There is also food, & a Christmas market to walk through... but by the time we were done skating, the kids were beat & ready for bed.  We had SUCH blast.  Enchant did NOT disappoint.  It was just as magical as we had hoped it would be.  I really hope they do this again next year!

The tickets are super affordable too.  It's around $30 for adults, $20 for kids, & ages 4 & under are free!  If you have any questions about anything I forgot to mention, feel free to send me an email!

I hope you enjoyed reading, & if you're within driving distance to Arlington, TX I highly recommend checking this out before Christmas is over!  If you're not in the Christmas spirit yet, this magical lit up happy land will probably change that for you. ;)

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