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Roper Mountain Holiday Lights is family-friendly for disabled, too

Published on Tuesday, December 16, 2014

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Kim, Madelyn and David Wooten enjoyed a photo opportunity in the sleigh.
 

Kim, Madelyn and David Wooten enjoyed a photo opportunity in the sleigh.

 



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Madelyn, her cousin Desirae, and Kim at the tunnel of lights.
 
 
 

Madelyn, her cousin Desirae, and Kim at the tunnel of lights.

 

 

 



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A light display of toy soldiers.
 

A light display of toy soldiers.

 

By KIM WOOTEN

Roper Mountain Holiday Lights is another excellent family-friendly activity.

When you arrive at Roper Mountain, park the car and explore the beautiful Winter Wonderland. It has walking paths lit with Christmas lights.

Madelyn, my daughter, who is two, walked mesmerized through the tunnel of lights. She was too busy looking up at the lights that she almost ran into something.

Santa will be at Winter Wonderland through Christmas Eve and professional photos are available for individual or family portraits. We attempted to get Madelyn to sit in Santa’s lap but she wouldn’t go for it.

S’mores roasting kits and hot chocolate are among concessions offered along with sweets, beverages and even hotdogs. Two fire pits provide an area to roast marshmallows and make s’mores. Madelyn kept saying “Yummy, yummy” to the roasted marshmallows.

As we were hyped up on sugar, we finished walking through the Wonderland and loved looking at the large holiday cards created by students at the local schools. Madelyn kept running back and forth through the tunnel of lights loving every minute of it.

One last stop at the front of the Winter Wonderland gave us an opportunity for photos in Santa’s sleigh. Madelyn thought it was so neat climbing into the big sleigh.

Winter Wonderland is wheelchair friendly and is a beautiful sight to see.

We warmed up in the car as we started driving through the rest of the displays. Madelyn was awestruck as we drove through Candy Cane Land and she kept yelling, “Look, look, pretty Momma Dada.” There are 1.5 miles of lights with a lot of the displays animated as butterflies, toy factory, and rocking horse, among others.

The wonderment and excitement in my sweet little girl’s eyes brings me such joy. These precious moments of seeing Christmas lights brings so much magic in our hearts.

Holiday Lights schedule here.

 

 

 

 

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