L’Auberge Chez François Lights Up for the Holidays

François Haeringer's Great Falls restaurant goes rustically retro for Christmas.

For more than 20 years, L’Auberge Chez François in Great Falls has embraced the holiday spirit with a brilliant display of colorful Christmas lights. The strands, which take three weeks to arrange, are strung not only around the restaurant itself but also the surrounding fence, trees, and gazebo, generating a haven of light and color on an otherwise dark and wooded street. It’s worth a look anytime you’re in the neighborhood.