Thursday, December 20, 2007

LIghten Up!

This will be the Growler's last post of the year, so let's have some fun!

But first, a confession. Nothing brings a smile to the Growler's face faster than a display of elaborate Christmas lights.

Several years ago, the Cranky One found the grandest light show in our area and thought readers and their kids would like to know about it too.

It's the home of George and Nancy Barbari at 6634 S. Kings Highway. The residence is located at the intersection of S. Kings Highway and Memorial Street in the Fairfax County section of Alexandria. It's easy to get there. Just take Route 1 south out of Old Town, and then turn off onto S. Kings Highway.

The photo above doesn't begin to do justice to this site, which is visited by thousands during the holidays.

One of the biggest draws? A small, working Christmas train that seats 13 children. This year, the homeowners will offer train rides for kids from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. on December 22, 23, and 24.

So check it out and enjoy the lights and the fun, and Merry Christmas to all!