The Grinch and Cindy Lou Who. Frosty and his magic hat. Rudolph and his reindeer friends. These are just a few of the holiday characters who’ve rolled into town for Christmas at Colonial Gardens. The festive light display takes over the gardens every weekend now through December 23rd, so you have plenty of opportunities to get in on the holiday cheer.

Make the short drive from Stone Gate Woods to Colonial Gardens and meander the beautifully landscaped grounds. Along the way, you’ll stroll through an illuminated archway surrounded by sparkling trees. You’ll stumble upon Santa’s workshop, festively decked out for the season. And you’ll get to DIY your own holiday ornament. The craft is included in the cost of your ticket ($10), and so is a cup of hot cocoa, a candy cane, and a chance to snap a photo with Santa.