At this time of year there are many homes and neighborhoods that have gone to great pains with outdoor Christmas and other holiday decorations. Take an evening with the family and check them out.

You can stick to your local neighborhood and often see some pretty nice displays, but in many cities there will be particular neighborhoods where most of the homes go to great lengths to create amazing displays. These may be listed in the newspaper or on local websites.

If it’s cold, bundle up and maybe plan to have some hot chocolate when you get home.