Photo by Farrah Skeiky


Abundance and splendor is the name of the game for a festival of lights. And while lights are the key feature, the décor matches our lights and enhances the festive atmosphere. This example uses over 6000 ornaments and lush garland.

.Photo by Justine Apple Photography

Under the Dome

Lighting is, of course, the highlight of a festival of lights. This mosaic dome is both a wonder to look at and walk through.

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Reflecting Back

Imagine what this disco bunny will look like during your festival of lights. A sparkly entertainer to be sure, the bunny reflects fun and light while interacting and posing with your guests.

Photo by Elana Lepkowski


A festival of lights needs a light sparkling drink to go with. This sparkling apple cocktail is perfect for the season.

1/4 apple, cored and diced
1 1/2 ounces apple brandy, such as Laird’s Bonded Apple Brandy
3/4 ounce Mandarine Napoléon liqueur
1/2 ounce oloroso sherry, such as Williams & Humbert
4 ounces prosecco sparkling wine
Orange twist, for garnish
Thinly sliced apple, for garnish


Add diced apple to the bottom of a mixing glass and muddle until apples are broken down and have released their juice. Fill the mixing glass 2/3 full with ice and then pour in apple brandy, Mandarine Napoléon liqueur, and oloroso sherry. Stir to chill until mixing glass is very cold, about 20 seconds, then strain into a highball glass filled with ice and top with prosecco.

Twist orange peel over top of drink to release oils, then discard peels. Garnish with a thinly cut round of apple.