my favorite part of christmas has always been the lights. i grew up "going to see the lights" every year, whether on foot around our neighborhood, or by car in pursuit of THE house that we read about in the paper (every city has one). i freaking love twinkle lights and i'm not embarrassed to admit it; they, along with fireworks and parades, still hold the same magic for me that they did when i was a kid. this year i've found myself living in a unique area. a grid of gated communities line our beach town- running the gamut from modest condos to bazillion dollar oceanside mansions- and it makes freely roaming to check out holiday displays a bit of a challenge. so for our ninth date of christmas, mark and i took those disney passes of ours back to orlando to see the osborne family spectacle of dancing lights inside hollywood studios. you guys. i cannot even tell you how exciting it was to walk through this! i think we were both blown away at how elaborate and massive the display was. (read the interesting story behind it all here!) every ten or so minutes the lights would blink and flash in time to a christmas song, and i about lost it when trans-siberian orchestra's christmas/eve sarajevo started. i was in my own nerdy christmas paradise. we spent over an hour here (they had wine!), and agreed the next morning that it was one of our favorite christmas dates yet! totally magical.