Holiday Lights: Displays & Events around the Nation

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Nationwide Holiday Lights Displays & Events

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I’ve researched the web and come up with the best and coolest holiday lights and displays from around the country.  I’ve included links to websites for more information and tried to find at least one for every state. I’m sure there are many more great places, so make sure to leave a comment and a website link to any events you know of and I’ll add them to the list.

Holiday Lights Displays & Events Listing by State


Birmingham, AL –Zoolight Safari
Gadsen, AL – Festival of Trees
Huntsville, AL – Galaxy of Lights at the Huntsville Botanical Garden
Mobile, AL – Bellingrath Gardens Magic Christmas in Lights
Montgomery Zoo, AL – Christmas Lights Festival
Wicksburg. AL – Holiday Spectacular

North Pole, AK – Christmas in Ice

Mesa, AZ – Temple Gardens Christmas Lights
Phoenix, AZ – Arizona Celebration of Lights

Fayetteville, AR – Lights of the Ozarks Festival
Hot Springs National Park, AR – Lights on the Landscape
North Little Rock, AR – Burns Park Holiday Lights

Cathedral City, CA – Simmons Christmas Lights Show
Murrieta, CA – Bainbridge Falls Christmas Lights
Newport Beach, CA – Newport Beach Christmas Cruises
Riverside, CA – Riverside Festival of Lights

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Ontario – Niagara Falls Winter Festival of Lights

Denver, CO – Blossoms of Light

New Haven, CT – Fantasy of Lights

Winterthur, DE – Yuletide at Winterthur

St Aug Holiday LightsFlorida
Cape Coral, FL – Planet Monkman Christmas
Coconut Creek, FL – Holiday Fantasy of Lights at Tradewinds Park
Fort Lauderdale, FL – Hyatt Extreme Christmas
Homosassa, FL – Celebration of Lights
Land O Lakes, FL – Land O’Lights
Orlando, FL – The Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights
Pensacola, FL – Pensacola Lights
St. Augustine, FL – Nights of Lights


Atlanta, GA – Garden Lights
Bainbridge, GA – The Lights of River Oaks
Buford, GA Lake Lanier, GA – Magical Nights of Lights
Cartersville, GA – Pettit Creek Christmas Lights Display
Marrieta, GA – Lights of Life
Pine Mountain, GA – Fantasy of Lights
Stone Mountain, GA – Stone Mountain Christmas
The Rock, GA – A Country Christmas in Lights

Honolulu, HI – Honolulu City Lights
Kauai, HI  – Kauai’s Festival of Lights

Boise, ID – Holiday Lights Trolley Tour
Coeur d’Alene, ID – Coeur d’Alene Resort Holiday Light Show

Belleville, IL – Way of Lights
Chicago, IL  – Winter Wonderland at Lincoln Park Zoo
East Peoria, IL – Festival of Lights Holiday Lights Show
Mooseheart, IL – Mooseheart Holiday Lights

Fort Wayne, IN  – Christmas in The Country

Dubuque, IA  – Reflections in the Park

Winfield, KS – Isle of Lights

Ashland, KY – Winter Wonderland of Lights
Lexington, KY – Southern Lights
Louisville, KY – Lights Under Louisville

Lafayette, LA – Noel Acadien au Village
Natchitoches, LA – Christmas Festival of Lights
New Orleans, LA  – Celebration in the Oaks

Waterville, ME – Parade of Lights

Baltimore, MD – Miracle on 34th Street
Berlin. MD – Victorian Christmas
Gaithersburg, MD – Winter Lights
New Market, MD – Shadrack’s Christmas Wonderland
Upper Marlboro, MD – Festival of Lights

Boston, MA – Christmas at Faneuil Hall
Edaville, MA – Edaville, USA Famous Christmas Festival of Lights
Springfield, MA – Bright Nights

Chesaning, MI – Santa’s Villages
Dearborne, MI – Holiday Nights in Greenfield Village
Frankenmuth, MI – Bronner’s Christmas Wonderland, Michigan
Jackson, MI – Nite Lites Christmas Lights Show
Mason, MI – Brown Christmas Light Show
Mason, MI – Holiday Lights on the Farm
Rochester, MI – The Big, Bright Light Show

Duluth, MN – Bentleyville Tour of Lights
Minneapolis, MN – Holidazzle
Plymouth, MN – PD Shimmers Holiday Light Show
St. Paul, MN – IBEW Holiday Lights in the Park

Canton, MS – Christmas in Canton “City of Lights”
Madison, MS – Richardson Light Show
Southaven, MS – Southern Lights

Branson, MO – Festival of Lights
Kansas City, MO – The Country Club Plaza Lights
St. Louis, MO – Santa’s Magical Kingdom

Billings, MT – Zoo Lights

Gothenburg, NE  – Shining Light Celebration

Las Vegas, NV  – Glitter Lights

New Hampshire
Jefferson, NH – Santa’s Village
Loudon, NH – Gift of Lights
Portsmouth, NH – New Hampshire Candlelight Stroll

New Jersey
Camden, NJ  – Holiday Festival of Lights
Cranbury, NJ – Christmas Spectacular on Main Street

New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM- River of Lights

New York
Brooklyn, NY  – Dyker Lights

Eunice Holiday LightsNorth Carolina
Asheville, NC  – Christmas at Biltmore
Asheville, NC – Shadrack’s Christmas Wonderland
Clayton, NC – Lights on the Neuse
Ennice, NC – High Country Lights
McAdenville, NC – Christmas Town USA
Pilot Mountain, NC – Pilot Mountain Christmas Extravaganza
Wendell, NC – Lake Myrna Christmas

North Dakota
Bismarck, ND  – Christmas in the Park

Centerville, OH – Woodland Lights
Cincinnati, OH – Festival of Lights at the Cincinnati Zoo
Clifton, OH  – The Legendary Lights at Clifton Mill

Broken Arrow, OK – RHEMA Christmas Lights
Chickasha, OK – Chickasha’s Festival of Lights
Muskogee, Oklahoma  – Garden of Lights

Portland, OR  – The Lights of Peacock Lane
Portland, OR – Zoo Lights

Bernville, PA – Koziar’s Christmas Village
Hershey, PA  – Hershey Sweet Lights
Hershey, PA – Hersheypark Christmas Candylane
Longwood Gardens, PA – Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square
Manheim. PA – A Dickens of a Christmas
York, PA – Christmas Magic – A Festival of Lights

Rhode Island
Newport, RI  – Christmas at the Newport Mansions
Newport, RI – Bowen’s Wharf Christmas Tree Lighting

South Carolina
Anderson, SC  – Lights of Hope
Charleston, SC – Holiday Festival of Lights
Columbia, SC – Lights before Christmas at Riverbanks Zoo
Myrtle Beach, SC – Nights of a Thousand Candles
Myrtle Beach, SC – Shadrack’s Christmas Wonderland
Wellford, SC – Hollywild Animal Park

South Dakota
Pierre, SD – Christmas at the Capital
Sioux Falls, SD – 2013 Winter Wonderland
Sioux Falls, SD – Christmas at the Western Mall

Dollywood Holiday LightsTennessee
Bristol, TN – Speedway in Lights
Chattanooga, TN – Enchanted Garden of Lights
Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge and Sevierville, TN – Smoky Mountain Winterfest
Sevierville, TN  – Shadrack’s Christmas Wonderland
Pigeon Fordge, TN – Dollywood – Christmas in the Smokies

Austin, TX  – Trail of Lights
College Station, TX – Santa’s Wonderland
Denison, TX – Holiday Lights at Loy Lake
Frisco, TX – Christmas in the Square
Galveston, TX – Festival of Lights at Moody Gardens
Grand Prairie, TX – A Prairie Lights
Salado, TX – Winter Wonderland in Salado at the Petting Zoo
San Antonio, TX – JW Hill Country Holiday Illumination 2013
San Antonio, TX – River Walk Christmas Lights Display

Salt Lake City, UT  – Festival of Trees
Spanish Fork, UT – Spanish Fork Festival of Lights

Woodstock, VT  –  Billings Farm

Centerville, VA – Bull Run Festival of Lights
Richmond to Virginia Beach, VA  – 100  Miles of Lights
Richmond, VA – Tacky Lights Tour
Virginia Beach, VA – Horse-drawn Carriage Rides on the Boardwalk

Leavenworth, WA – Christmas Lighting Festival
Poulsbo, WA – Christmas in Big Valley
Seattle, WA  – Candy Cane Lane

West Virginia
Oglebay, WV – Oglebay Festival of Lights

Caledonia, WI – Wisconsin Christmas Carnival of Lights
Green Bay, WI  – WPS Garden of Lights
Milwaukee, WI – Milwaukee Holiday Lights Festival

Cheyenne, WY  – Cheyenne Holiday Trolley Tours

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