Every year I post this and still folks ask me about visiting Longwood Gardens to see the Christmas Lights. It is truly one of the most spectacular visits on the Eastern Seaboard. But here's a few tips to make it more fun and faster.
Most folks arrive near "dark" see the lights, and then the conservratory, and maybe then the ice skating show followed by dinner. As a result, lines and delays.
Let me offer an alternative:
Come EARLY! Like 2 0r 3 before the crowds. Go to the conservatory and see the inside stuff first. It's prettier then! See the ice skating or......have an early dinner in the cafeteria (They also have sit-down service), The food is really good and they have beer and wine. It will be fresher and easier early, before the masses!
As it gets dark, then after a wonderful meal (The reason this is posted here.....they DO have really good food!), go out and see the lights. You;ll have a much more enjoyable time without the traditionally long waits.
And to one and all............Have a wonderful Holiday!