Have you ever loved something so much that you couldn't let go? A dying pet that you've come to love, a significant other that's starting to wreak havoc on your soul, or, in this case, a band that ran its dutiful course decades ago. The Grateful Dead was a wonderful sonic phenomenon that helped breathe life into the jam band genre, but after decades spent on the road the band became somewhat of a cliche of itself and after lead guitarist Jerry Garcia died in 1995, the group was done and it disbanded. But a few musicians decided to recreate the Dead's music on a regular basis. This band is called Dark Star Orchestra and it's basically a Grateful Dead cover band that performs tried and true tunes that helped make the Dead a jam band establishment.
This annual event draws thousands to Lighthouse Point Park from November through the start of the new year to marvel at the spectacular array of light displays throughout the park. Drive through the park past waving snowmen, teddy bears having snowball wars, or elves frolicking in and out of the dazzling imagery that sets the tone for the winter holiday season. This is the perfect activity to start an annual tradition for all ages.