The email I got started off with all the hype I needed to get into the swing of things (pun intended). “It’s the most wonderful time of year, when community-owned Adventure Golf and Raceway transforms to Holiday Lights Mini Golf!”
Yup. We’re in. The youngins are in. The slightly drunk college kids are in. The holiday light and Tiki god enthusiasts… We’re all in. There are at least three other people I know organizing party bus tours to go check out Christmas lights and then go to Krampus at the 13th Floor or throw an ugly sweater party and, if anybody reads this and is moved by the spirit, be headed to Adventure Golf and Raceway for Holiday lights mini golf.
I haven’t played mini-golf in a decade or so. I know, shame on me. I grew up doing a lot of golfing, including living above a golf course at one point, in Corona, California. The opportunity to take a friend and her son and take some pictures was more than I could bear. I could not resist. And we’re so glad we did it.
This is “a fantastical journey through 54 holes of heavily themed miniature golf, with hundreds of thousands of twinkling, colorful lights, and beautifully decorated creative features on every hole. You’ll meet Woody, the giant talking tree; see an erupting volcano; and leap at the sound of a booming fireball when it blasts off the head of our very deep-voiced island temple god.”
As much as I enjoyed miniature golf, and as much as I enjoy it with a group, there’s something incredibly special about taking small child with you. People with families, people with young humans in your lives, people with nephews and nieces, it’s time to get out into the crisp evening air and have some fun. The absolute joy, the excitement, and the overwhelming happiness of sinking a ball as the lights twinkle around you is enough to give any Scrooge a change of heart. We highly recommend getting out to enjoy some holiday light mini golfing before this is over.
Light holiday treats and beverages are available for purchase along with hot chocolate, s’mores and select adult spirits. The goodness is open every evening through the end of the year. Get more info and tickets at www.adventuregolfandraceway.com.
Lighted Golf Adventure Pricing:
Adults $10.00 –
Seniors and Children $8
All images by De La Vaca for Yellow Scene Magazine