The calendar is in full swing, but the stars aligned. It was early dismissal (so it didn’t feel too rushed), and with a pro-D day the next day I felt like I had a little room to breathe. Also, when it’s not raining in November, you’ve GOT to take advantage of it!
I rounded up my kids for a trip to the Surrey Festival of Lights at Bear Creek Park. Well, 2/3. My 13 year old wanted the opportunity to play Fortnite without the early morning looming. As a parent you probably know just how much work “forced fun” can be, so I left him at home and took the littles.
It was much quieter than when we went last year, no problems with parking or access. There are a lot of photo opportunities, and given the lighting, it takes some time to get it right. So there were a few congested areas around in-demand spots. I can imagine on a busier night that could be annoying.
All in all it was a beautiful, cold crisp evening to enjoy this lighted walk. On Saturday there will be food trucks and activities so if you’re thinking about going – that may be the time. Just give yourself time and expect there will be crowds. I love that this event is free in Surrey!