Bright Lights, fairly Big City

It wasn't before the big holiday, but before the second one and we made it to see the display at Olin-Turnville Park in Madison.

More than two dozen displays along the shores of Lake Monona of various scenes including this one of the State Capitol building while the real one looks on from across the lake.  Quite nice and a great drive through scenes made even better by the snow.

It's a great Christmas tradition - checking out the lights and decorations in front yards, city streets, and larger civic celebrations of Christmas lights.

The lights of Christmas we form and place into elaborate designs remind us of the Light of Christmas.  Many stories credit Martin Luther with cutting down an evergreen and setting candles on it inside his home to represent the multitude of stars shining on the trees on a winter night; whomever did it, it's another nice way to mark the holiday.

The new LED lights shine brightly with less energy used than the old Christmas lights - but the only true light of Christmas shines brightly in our hearts throughout the year.

A very blessed Christmas - yes, even on the day after Christmas - and every day of 2013.

If you have the opportunity, go see it - the lights shine from dusk to dawn - just off Nolen Road.

And when you see this guy (above), be sure to shout, 'Go, Bucky!'