Thursday, December 27, 2007

Christmas Lights in Palm Springs

We spent Christmas in Palm Springs this year with Spencer's family. It was super fun the whole time. Good food, great company, nice weather...really great all around. Christmas night, we thought it would be fun to go for a drive to see some lights and Spencer even did a little research before we went to see the good places to go. One place he read about was called "Christmas Village." It boasted over a million lights and the picture in the article was similar to the one above. Looks nice right? Look a little closer. You can see in this picture a few of the huge and very strange robot sculptures. Here's the thing: Sure there were a lot of lights, but other than that, this was not a very Christmas-y display at all. In fact, it was pretty creepy. Look at the reindeer sculpture below.
HELLO! A human skull on the reindeer?! How freaky is that?! Other freaky things we saw were a robot who had one arm made out of a child-size mannequin tightly wound with an electrical cord and mural with a huge Mohammed, a medium sized Jesus and a small alien peeking out from behind Jesus. When we first got there, we were really amazed at the size of the place and how many lights there were and there was a monstrous Santa or two, but as we walked around we felt like we had been tricked. We decided we had been lured there under completely false pretenses. Christmas Village? I don't think so. Evidently they have termed it RoboChristmas, so feel free to search it on the internet if you want to see more of it. Perhaps I just didn't "understand the art," but I was not the only one who had an icky feeling being there. We are all hoping that the kids won't remember it for fear it might give them nightmares.

P.S. After we left the Twilight Zone we took a drive to a normal old Candy Cane Lane that was quite nice.

4 comments:

Laura said...

poor kids are probably scarred now. just kidding - i am sure they only remember all the lights. people are really weird - who puts skulls out on Christmas?

ROBOCHRISTMAS said...

I am happy you enjoyed it. Please do feel free to visit again. And by the way, that is not Mohammed or Jesus. That sculpture in the entry way to the elf village shows prosperity and peace amongst all faiths. The 4 acre light show is divided into three walks. No name change to ROBOCHRISTMAS. The Christmas village is the first of three segments you walk through which includes the Tesla Christmas exhibit and the Elf village. It is a diorama of people of different cultures.
Please do come again in 2008. I plan to have more animatronic robots, a bumper car rink and a 125' tall inflatable snowman in the back with rotating eyes shooting for a goal of over 7 million lights.

ROBOCHRISTMAS said...

I am happy you enjoyed it. Please do feel free to visit again. And by the way, that is not Mohammed or Jesus. That sculpture in the entry way to the elf village shows prosperity and peace amongst all faiths. It is a diorama of people of different cultures.

Crazy Lady said...

that is a funny light show. dude, please tell me that is for real the robochristmas comment, cause that is hilarious. i might have to post it on my blog to see if i'm lucky to get a comment too. I'm going to laugh about that all night. i love blogger