10 Of The US’ Most Breathtaking Christmas Light Displays

people walking through Christmas light display

It’s that time of year again, and we’re already feeling jolly!

In honor of National Christmas Lights Day on December 1, we thought we’d take you on a tour of some of the most incredible light displays across the U.S. Whether you decide to stroll through a winter wonderland of ethereal, glowing bulbs or drive your car along the most famous decked-out speedway in the country, there’s a festive holiday light display for everyone.

1. High-flying drone footage makes us feel like we’re copilots on a tour of Callaway Gardens in Pine Mountain, Georgia.

2. Each year, the Daytona Speedway transforms into the Daytona Speedway Magic of Lights. Families pile into cars and drive through stunning tunnels of sparkling lights on the most famous race track in the land.

3. ZooLights at the Oregon Zoo boasts more than 1.6 million lights crafted into intricate and beautiful versions of the animals who live there.

4. Bellingrath Gardens and Home in Mobile County, Alabama, turns part of their 65-acre garden into a magical wonderland that you can wander through at your leisure.


5. Walking through the Enchanted Forest of Light at Descanso Gardens in La Cañada Flintridge, California, feels like you’re living inside a movie.

6. Winter Garden aGlow at Idaho Botanical Garden in Boise features sprawling walkways covered with over half a million twinkling lights.

7. The entire city of Leavenworth, Washington, seems to get into the holiday spirit at Christmastime, and it’s absolutely breathtaking.

8. Blossoms of Light at Denver Botanic Gardens brings a warm glow to walkers in spite of the chilly temperatures.

9. There’s nothing quite like soaring above the Austin Trail of Lights in Texas.

10. Strolling around the Nights of a Thousand Candles at Brookgreen Gardens in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina, is an unforgettable experience.

We can’t wait to round up the fam and head to one of these gorgeous light displays! What a wonderful way to get into the holiday spirit.

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