The local Cuneo Museum sets up a Winter Wonderland every year on their grounds. And every year since we started dating, my husband says, as we drive by, "Oh, we should go to that!" And every year since we started dating...we haven't gone! Ha! Well, this year, for the first time ever, we actually managed to pack ourselves into the car along with our cameras and drive over there.
You drive through the grounds slowly, looping in and out among the trees and buildings. It's really amazing. Every tree is wrapped in lights. Lights are strung overhead, across the road and between the trees. And everywhere you look, there are sculptures made of lights on frames. Animals, cartoon characters, trees (palm and pine, ha!), and even whole scenes! Some of them flash on and off in a way that makes them seem to move! One of my favorites was the reindeer that "leaps" across the road. :-D
I had a lot of fun playing with the manual focus on my camera. I had my 50mm lens on, set to 1.8 the whole time, and I deliberately took out of focus shots to turn the bulbs into balls of pure light...light ball bokeh is the best thing about winter, photographically speaking. Lol! Almost makes me forget it's 8 freakin-degrees Fahrenheit out there right now! :-O