With the holiday season coming up, cities across the country are being decorated with millions of lights. Most shows let you drive through them, so you can stay in the comfort of your own vehicle. Here we have listed some amazing holiday light displays that are set up across the country.
- Austin, TX
The Trail of Lights in Austin invites over 400,000 visitors every year to their festival during December. The event has been running since 1964, and this year will showcase over 65 displays, 2 million lights, food trucks, live singers, and specialty nights that celebrate the city.
- New York City, NY
As the biggest city in the country, there are dozens of light displays to chose from. Rockefeller Center, Dyker Heights, Fifth Avenue, and the Botanical Gardens are just a few of the places that have iconic displays every year.
- Pigeon Forge, TN
Towns throughout the Smoky Mountains, including Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg, have been setting up light displays for over the past 20 years. This year the display in Gatlinburg has over 5 million lights, most of which were converted to LED bulbs to save on energy. They feature things such as animals native to the Great Smoky Mountain National Park. You can drive through the displays all the way through the end of February.
- Las Vegas, NV
The Las Vegas Motor Speedway sets up a 2.5-mile long display featuring over 500 animated displays and drawing in over 250,000 visitors through January.
- National Zoo, DC
The zoo gets transformed with 500,000 LED lights, laser light shows, food, and live shows. Displays feature a carousel featuring hand-carved animals which have been part of the zoo’s research and conservation programs.
- Hershey Park, PA
Every year the park sets up a 2-mile long trail of lights featuring more than 600 animated displays, 4 million lights, choreographed light shows, and other live events. Santa and his reindeer even come to visit, and you can go up close in their stables to see them.
No matter where you live or what holidays you celebrate, watching lights is the perfect activity to do with loved ones.