I know this is not a "hike" as such but more like a stroll through a wintery evening at Oxen Pond Botanic Garden which was lit up with some awesome light displays.
After going through reception the first feast for the eyes was this peacock.
Trees may have lost their leaves but the light display prettied up the naked branches.
From the reception center in the interpretation building there's a downhill walk to the main garden area in summer. That was turned into a "Tunnel of Love" now. I loved it!
Olaf was riding a moose.
Ice Queen Elsa was there too for the kids and ...
The limestone skree part of the garden was lit up with enough light to reflect off of the snow.
After some 45 minutes in bitterly cold wind we retreated the way we came.
This as the first time the Garden put on this display. They did an excellent job as it was truly a feast for the eyes and well worth braving the cold and crowds.