Think limos are only for those who can afford to be fancy year-round? Think again.
It turns out the limousines are now being used for more than the usual proms, weddings, and bachelorette parties; more and more people are now choosing them to jazz up their family bonding times or to celebrate special occasions in a unique way. Experiencing Christmas light displays around the neighborhood, for instance, is fast rising in popularity among those who are craving for something new during the holidays. A woman describes her experience in an article from Amarillo Globe-News:
It’s a cost that Amy Zepeda, 36, of Dallas, says is well worth the expense.
Zepeda, her husband and their two young children piled into a limo with another couple and their two children to tour lights in the Dallas area. The limo ride allowed her to focus on the lights and her children instead of “dad driving and mom going ‘Hold on honey, there’s someone stopping in front of us’.”
“It just really, really increases the family time,” Zepeda said.
Zepeda said that the tour of lights, including beverages and the tip, cost less than $300, which they split with the other couple.
“I thought that was a real good value,” Zepeda said.
In addition to being a novel way to travel during the holidays, limousines can also be rented out to make various occasions more memorable. Antique Limousine of Indianapolis, one of the Indianapolis limo service providers, for example, has seen its share of unique rentals, ranging from a variety of occasions, such as a 10-year old twin’s birthday party to a 14th birthday, a 62nd anniversary, and even a Black Friday shopping spree.
Limousines have long been seen as the vehicle of choice for the rich and famous, but the times have changed that perception. Today, an average family can rent a limo in Indianapolis, Dallas, or Texas for a few hundred dollars depending on the situation, and the experience includes a chauffeur driving up to their door ready to accommodate their every need. Clearly, what used to be a perk exclusively for wealthy executives and movie stars has now become a way to infuse thrill and glamor into otherwise ordinary celebrations.
(Source: Limousines great for Christmas light tours, Amarillo Globe-News)