One of the the rooms in the conservatory displays Christmas trees placed in water. This year the trees were made of poinsettia plans which you can see in the background of these photos.
After we changed the kids and put on coats, we headed outside around twilight to see the train display. They put out trains in the fall and have it decorated with fall mums and then change it to winter foliage with lights for the holidays. The specific trains are changed out a few times a day. This time they had Thomas and Emily running the tracks (my boys used to be huge Thomas fans).
Once the sun set, it got very cold and the kids were getting tired. I wanted to get a few bokeh shots of the Christmas lights. I didn't bring my tripod this year for night shots, as they require you to fill out a permit to use one.
Chris headed to the car with the kids while I took the time to get these shots. He doesn't have the patience to wait for me to take photos, especially in the cold. We used a gift card to go out to dinner afterward, so we had an enjoyable day and evening!