Exploring the Christmas lights in Ottawa has become somewhat of a family tradition and really helps add to the magic of the season.
As an Aussie who grew up enjoying Christmas in air conditioning (if we were lucky) while the country sweltered under the hot sun, it comes as a lovely change to be able to experience cold temperatures and snow… most of the time. This year has been unseasonably mild, and it looks like we won’t get a white Christmas. This is made further disappointing by the fact that my parents are visiting for Christmas!
But the lack of snow is not the only thing that makes this time of year magical, it’s the Christmas lights and and stories that Santa is on his way.
This month for the monthly blog circle we went and visited the Christmas displays on Taffy Lane in a suburb of Ottawa. The lane is known for it’s elaborate christmas lighting displayed by proud home owners.
It didn’t disappoint! We were blown away by the displays, and the endless stream of traffic!
After walking Taffy Lane it was time to introduce my parents to another delightful winter tradition – Beavertails! A deep-fried dough topped with your choice of toppings (classic cinnamon and sugar is my favourite). Fortunately, we had a little flurry while waiting for our Beavertails just to top off a fun evening.
It’s been a lot of fun having my parents here to experience a ‘Northern Christmas’, and we will be sad to see them leave. I do hope we get some snow that sticks before they leave though!
Be sure to scroll to the end and follow the blog circle around, we have photographers from all over the globe and it’s so interesting to see how different cultures and countries celebrate this time of year!
Be sure to follow the circle around by clicking through to the ever-talented Tucson Documentary Photographer, Heather Whitten