If you’re looking for a great family place to see some Christmas lights head over to Sharon, VT to Joseph Smith’s Birth Place. Our church encouraged everyone to go and see the live nativity and lights here to start the Christmas season off right.
We got there a few minutes before 7pm the saturday after Thanksgiving and it was all dark except a few guy directing us where to park. We walked up to the main buildings where everyone had gathered. The Mormon or LDS missionaries did a short devotional and then we all sang Joy to the World. Then they did a live nativity play up on the hill with live animals. Afterwards we did a count down and as we said “one” all the lights around the grounds turned on. It was pretty cool! You are welcome to walk the grounds and see all the lights and they even have hot cider and cider donuts inside for everyone to enjoy (for free). Since we are from Utah our kids said “It’s our temple square away from home” and it was. We moved to New Hampshire this past October (2017) and we were a little homesick, but this cheered us up! We were lucky to have Dave parents visiting us for Thanksgiving and come along. The kids loved it and had a great time running around seeing all the lights. They allowed all the kids to pet the animals as well.
Even if your not religious its great way to start of the Christmas season! Hope you can come and experience this