Back in the early to mid 90’s, I started a tradition of setting luminaries out in the front yard Christmas Eve night or sometimes in the evening of Christmas Day. I got the idea from one of the neighborhoods here in Springfield. They would set their luminaries out the night before Christmas and we would drive through the area enjoying the sight of milk jugs and candles.
So far, I am up to 72 milk jugs. This requires an equal number of votive candles and a five gallon bucket of sand to add weight. Here is a photo from 2009.
And here are pictures from this Christmas evening.
We did not have too much snow/ice, but enough to cause the driveway to be treacherous. But no one fell or anything like that and we had a lot of fun putting them out.