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St Charles Photography with Holiday Light Shows!

St Charles photography options are shining at you this holiday season with all the drive-by light shows around Northern Illinois. We’re just over a week away from Christmas + the lights are SHINING BRIGHT to bring in some added cheer!

In a year of birthday drive-by wishes, drive-thru dinners, pick-up grocery shopping, + curbside pick ups, why not make a tour of drive-by light shows?

Grab your cell phone, load up the family truckster + get your photography on in St Charles + Pingree Grove + Mooseheart.

I have three light shows for some St Charles Photography ops + holiday family memories!

  1. Larson’s Light Show:: Christmas show runs until January 3rd at 42W891 Beith Road
    • Show lights up nightly Mon-Thurs 5-10pm | Fri-Sun 5-10:30pm | Donations accepted
    • This is the last year at the Larson location. So popular it’s closing off roads on the weekends😱
  2. Mooseheart Holiday Lights:: Holiday light show runs until December 31st | located 2 miles North of I-88W on IL-31/IL-56/S Lincolnway.
    • Show nightly 5-9pm | Suggested donation $20
  3. Goebbert’s Light Show:: Light show runs until January 3rd at 42W813 Reinking Road, Pingree Grove
    • Mon-Tue 5-10pm $15/car | Wed-Thurs 5-10pm $20 | Fri-Sun 5-11pm $25 {purchase ticket online}
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I made a quick reel last night for Instagram of a REEL easy photo hack for your holiday lights.

I couldn’t get my model to stay outside last night. But if it warms up next week, I’ll bribe her outdoors for bigger + brighter light photography. I’d LOVE TO HEAR+SEE when you go out to try this. Tag me in your post or send me a DM💖

And a little side-step after you’ve finished oogling at all the shining lights, why not spread some holiday cheer to others.

We don’t need to spend a lot of money to bring sparkle to others. Here’s a few ways to get your ideas flowing::

  • Porch Snacks::Do you get a lot of deliveries this time of year? Fill a bucket with snacks for the mailman + delivery drivers who are working long hours.
    • Cracker packages, candy boxes, gum, nuts, chocolate, juice boxes, water bottles…
  • Food Bank Treats:: They NEED food donations, but adding in sweet treats for families is an unexpected surprise
  • Polaroid Smiles:: If you have an InstaX printer, print some polaroids of photos you have on your phone with you & a friend and mail it to them with a sweet note. Send to someone you haven’t see in awhile, high school friends, relative..
    • Look through your camera roll for ideas of someone you haven’t seen in awhile
    • We could all use a surprise note in our mailbox
  • Send a text reminding friends/family how special they are
  • Teacher Basket:: Fill a basket for teachers in their last week before the holiday break. Leave it at the front/main door of your school
    • If you know a teacher/counselor going into school they may take it into the building for you
  • E-mail coffee gift cards::If you’re more comfortable keeping things touchless, jump online and send a surprise virtually

Have you already shared some random {or intentional} acts of kindness?

Share your ideas with me? Love to see them! While you’re over on Instagram sending me your cool St Charles photography image, drop your idea in there or add it the comments:: Instagram send me a DM

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