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Old 12-24-2011, 09:55 AM
 
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Always gone to the VB boardwalk one, maybe somewhere else this year?
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Old 12-24-2011, 03:40 PM
 
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Always gone to the VB boardwalk one, maybe somewhere else this year?
I've always enjoyed the Botanical Gardens
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Old 12-25-2011, 04:33 PM
 
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Our family enjoyed them both, but this year the Botanical Gardens seems better than before. The lights are synchronized this season and it is so pretty. We didn't go down to the Oceanfront this year, but we've been to the Gardens twice this season. I'd like to visit once more before they close.
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Old 12-25-2011, 07:31 PM
 
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Bush Gardens
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Old 12-26-2011, 03:07 PM
 
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Thanks folks, think we will try Norfolk this year. My wife and daughter have season passes to Busch Gardens which would make Christmastown cheaper (they have already been once). Maybe I can get her to take me there also, I do love the food and drink there
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Old 12-27-2011, 07:17 AM
 
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Botanical gardens were amazing, just be ready to wait in a long line.
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Old 12-27-2011, 08:54 AM
 
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I agree with the masses. We went down for the McDonalds Holiday Lights this past weekend and by 24th St my bf's 7yr old daughter was done with it all lol. My 13yr old son never wanted to go and the music on the CD just added to his "pain" (smh). To me, it was nice and for a good cause but next year I'll drag them somewhere we can walk around and ooh and aah from close up.
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Old 12-27-2011, 12:59 PM
 
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Nikki, the Botanical Gardens had one or two nights open to pedestrians to walk through the light displays. They're usually held a couple of nights prior to the opening of the regular drive-through season and if I'm not mistaken, they offer hot chocolate to visitors too. I don't know too many other walk-through displays than Busch Gardens.
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Old 12-28-2011, 01:27 PM
 
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Nikki, the Botanical Gardens had one or two nights open to pedestrians to walk through the light displays. They're usually held a couple of nights prior to the opening of the regular drive-through season and if I'm not mistaken, they offer hot chocolate to visitors too. I don't know too many other walk-through displays than Busch Gardens.
Wow, I just watched the video on the NBG site and can see we would have enjoyed this. We wouldn't have walked 2 miles in the cold, not even with hot chocolate lol, but as a drive it's a winner. I know I won't get down there by Sunday but will plan trips to see the gardens as well as the Christmas 2012 lights display. Thanks!
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Old 12-29-2011, 07:03 PM
 
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Wow, I just watched the video on the NBG site and can see we would have enjoyed this. We wouldn't have walked 2 miles in the cold, not even with hot chocolate lol, but as a drive it's a winner. I know I won't get down there by Sunday but will plan trips to see the gardens as well as the Christmas 2012 lights display. Thanks!
It's beautiful. Wonderful sight to see.
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