Take a Walk this Holiday Season

Explore-Christmas-Lights-in-Williamson-County

Christmas Holiday Lights in Williamson County

Get out and do a little walking with your family

Set out and take some great pictures with your Fur Baby

Spend a little time enjoying the Beautiful weather in Central Texas

What ever the reason, holiday lights are a great way to enjoy the season

Here is a little list of Christmas lights in a few of the Cities in Williamson County

Cedar Park

Merry Christmas from the Rhodes Family – Please bring by Canned goods for the local food bank. 2410 Sharon Dr.

Merry Christmas on Chinati Court – A fabulously lite Cul-de-sac . Please help the Circles homes and donate – collecting toys and cash for Brown Santa – Chinati Ct

Georgetown

Merry Christmas from the Spindler Family– 6-10 PM nightly. 2441 Candle Ridge Trail

Merry Christmas from the Harlien Family – Accepting Donations for the Make-A- Wish Foundation. Help a child’s wish come true! A visit from Santa daily, light display from 6-10 PM 400 Liscio Cove

Leander

Merry Christmas from the Toungate Family – For the Troops! Featuring an 18 foot Christmas Tree. 

Thank you to all the men and women keeping our great nation safe !! 2305 Arroyo Grande

Liberty Hills

Merry Christmas from the Woodland Hills Neighborhood – the entire neighborhood got in the spirit of the Holidays.

Pflugerville

Merry Christmas from the Friedman Family – All Jazzed up and Ready to Glow – 812 Autumn Sage way

Round Rock

Downtown Round Rock Will have Santa Visiting the Mercantile on Main Friday December 20th from 3 – 6:30 PM

Merry Christmas from the Austin Family – Light display with music on 91.1 is from 5:30 – 11:00 . 2244 Settlers Park Loop

Remember also you can always keep it simple, support yur local vendors and visit the downtown area of each of the fine cities in Williamson County.

If you know of some great City Lights send us an email and we can add them to the list.

Merry Christmas to everyone. Be safe, Love a fur baby and reflect on the reason for the season. With all our Hearts and Hugs -from The team at WilcoWellness

Give your Kiddo’s the Safest Toys

National-Safe-Toys-and-Gifts-Month

December is National Safe Toys and Gifts Month

this calls for us to talk about what you should be looking for in your children’s toys this holiday season, to ensure a happy and SAFE holiday for all!

Christmas morning is a time to savor the priceless reactions on kids’ faces, have a hot cup of coffee, and check to ensure Santa and his reindeer ate all of the goodies that were left behind from the night before. One of the most cherished traditions around the holiday season is gift exchange, and this is especially true for children. But, when you’re shopping for toys this year, as well as inspecting the gifts your children receive as well as the ones that you give away to other kiddos, it’s important to inspect them to make sure they are safe for kids to play with.

Provided are some tips that even Santa can’t argue with:

  • Make sure to dispose of gift wrapping paper to ensure there isn’t a suffocation or choking hazard
  • Read all of the warning labels on the packaging, paying special attention to the age guidelines, as these are carefully curated for the size of the parts, level of skill needed to use toy properly, and fine motor skills
  • Think LARGE, in order to prevent buying toys that could be choked on
  • Be sure to show your little one how to use the toy
  • Avoid toys with toxic materials that could lead to poisoning – make sure to call the poison control hotline if needed
  • Check for protocols especially on popular toys at cpsc.gov
  • Ask yourself if the toys that you are giving suit the age and individual skills of the child who will receive it
  • Avoid toys with sharp edges and ones that objects fly out, to avoid penetrating an eye or receiving a wound from the edges
  • When purchasing toys for children with special needs consider toys that appeal to different senses and consider interactive toys that have a learning component
  • Painted toys should use lead free paint
  • Stuffed animals should be able to be machine washed to prevent the spread of illness
  • Looks for toys that have been inspected by the American Society for Testing and Materials standards; and even play with the toy before your child does if you are able to

Spread the word surrounding safe and healthy toys this holiday season! Even the best parents may not understand all of the important criteria that serves as a guidelines on what to choose when giving gifts. Follow these tips and your whole family is sure to have a jolly holiday, without worrying about injury or illness caused from toys that were meant to provoke joy!