This weekend the little girl and I had a great time at Jones Park, Gulfport. We were able to see the Gulfport Harbor Lights. For a first annual show, I am so proud of the whole set-up. We had a great night just relaxing and walking around, looking at the light show. I’ve never been to anything like this, so seeing it for the first time with my little one, made it very special for the both of us.
We started out the day by walking on the beach because we arrived a little too early. The sky and weather were both beautiful, and it made for a perfect start. We had the beach to ourselves and could have made sand angels. . . but I value my sanity when cleaning out my car.
Once we were able to enter (yay!) we strolled through looking at the wonderful displays set up. We have never rode on a Ferris Wheel, so it was nice to get to do this for the first time. The view rocked! You could see the Gulfport Harbor lights, and all the way to Biloxi, MS from above. I think we were even able to see the boats lining up for their parade in Biloxi. I didn’t want the ride to end!
Next up, hot cocoa and watching the light show. I would love to see more vendors out on the boardwalk next year. I’m sure there will be, once be buzz hits the street about the light show. I’m not sure how all this digital wizardry is programed, but it was magical to view. We were mesmerized listening to the sounds and seeing the lights make ribbons, snow flakes, and toy soldiers all in synch with the Christmas songs.
After watching this, we cruised on over to the pavilion where we made a little coin holder with Santa’s Elves. There were activity stations for the kids, with cookie decorating, building, bean bag toss, face painting, and even Santa!
This night was tons of fun, and a lot more to it than I expected. Major kudos to Gulfport for making this happen. I really hope this is bigger next year, and it continues to grow each year.