Tuesday, December 7, 2010

(43-133) Red Rock Light Fantasy

In both "Welcoming The Season" and "Tis The Season;" I told you that I was going to the Red Rock Light Fantasy in Sedona; and since a number of people have asked me how it was; I've decided to share some of my pictures.

The Red Rock Light fantasy is a Christmas light competition, that's held at the Los Abrigados Resort, from the middle of November until just after New Years.  Families and businesses submit their light designs for consideration; and if chosen they are given a location to build their display.  As people walk through the resort and linger over the lights; they are given the opportunity to vote for their favorite contestants. 

If my memory is correct; it was 2001, just a couple of weeks before Lyndzi was born, when Luis, Nicky and I began our tradition of going to Sedona to attend the light competition; and we've gone every year since.  We've been there when it was freezing cold and windy; and when it was so warm that you didn't even need a coat.  This year, the weather was PERFECT!!  There was a chill in the air, but it was warm enough that you could walk around comfortably. 
It seemed to me like there were far less entrants this year; but Luis heard a hotel employee explaining that it was due to the economy and the cost to build the displays.  Typically we see a lot of Disney related exhibits; and this year was no exception.  We saw "Princess and the Frog," "Toy story 3," "Nightmare Before Christmas," and a Disney character display as well. 
There was one showcase dedicated to the M & M characters, another for Nick Jr, and one for Sponge Bob.  There was Alvin and the Chipmunks AND the Chipettes and one that used storybook characters; including the Grinch; but my favorite this year was called "Do You See What I See?"
There was something very captivating and peaceful about it; and it had these darling little sheep, that I believe were made out of Styrofoam."
I'm not sure if it was the decrease in displays or the fact that I didn't have to push around a double stroller; but the evening seemed to go a lot quicker than it had in previous years.  Nonetheless, I'm still very glad that we went; and kicked off our holiday season.   
Till next time...


Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Sooooooooooo BEAUTIFUL! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Joni Parker said...

Looks beautiful...thanks for sharing. We'll need to think about that for next year..looks like fun. How do you know when it happens?

Queen of EVERYTHING said...

The Red Rock Light fantasy usually starts the weekend before Thanksgiving and ends January 2.