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10 Most Spectacular Christmas Light Shows in the USA

If there's one thing the entire world knows about Americans, it's that they don't have to leave their country to enjoy all kinds of magnificent views and endless travel destinations. The USA has it all when it comes to traveling - be it a cityscape holiday or a nature getaway.
Some would even go as far as to say that the notion of the road trip was invented in North America. Be that as it may, we're here to talk about a different kind of travel - Christmas travel. Please enjoy our list of the top 10 Christmas light shows around the USA. Ho ho ho!

Holiday Lights at the Bronx Zoo in New York

Christmas Light Exhibition at the bronx zoo
This Christmas light display at the Bronx zoo features a musical light show, life-size lanterns of animals, a holiday train ride, and an ice sculpture display throughout the zoo. Link for the official website here.

Garden Lights, Holiday Nights in Georgia

Located in the Atlanta Botanical Garden, this light show displays sculptures from well-known fairytales, such as Alice in Wonderland all through the 30-acre botanical garden. Link for the official website here.

Celebration in the Oaks in Louisiana

Enter the gates of City Park in New Orleans to enjoy Celebration in the Oaks, where more than a MILLION lights await you throughout the 25-acre land. You can also expect enjoyable rides in the amusement park. Link for the official website here.

Illumination at Morton Arboretum in Illinois

The award-winning Illumination at Lisle, Illinois, spans over 50 acres and includes music and projections as an integral part of the light show. There's also a children's garden and a maze garden. Link for the official website here.

Lights of the Ozarks in Arkansas

This event takes 2,000 hours to set up annually! It is located in the historic downtown square of Fayetteville, Arkansas. Admission is free, and there are pony rides and carriage rides. Don't forget to get a hot chocolate after! Link for the official website here.

Festival of Lights at the Mission Inn in California

This year's Riverside festival of lights will include a fireworks display, many Christmas trees, and 400 animated figures. If you visit on a weekend, you'll enjoy holiday treats and live music! Link for the official website here.

Gardens Aglow at the Maine Botanical Gardens

Amongst innovative landscape designs covered in 650,000 Christmas lights, you'll find the Boothbay's Gardens Aglow light show. Tickets purchased in advance are required for admission. Link for the official website here.

Clifton Mill in Ohio

If you thought Celebration in the Oaks' million lights is radical, wait 'till you hear about Clifton Mill's Christmas light show. They have over 4 million lights! Imagine having to put that up. One of the main displays features a 100 ft twinkle light waterfall. Link for the official website here.

Blossoms of Light at the Denver Botanic Gardens

This event will satisfy sustainability-aware people: all lights used in the display are LED. This year's newest display is a 200-foot-long, 17-foot-tall tunnel of animated lights at the O’Fallon Perennial Walk. Link for the official website here.

Trail of Lights in Texas

Four light tunnels, a giant Ferris wheel, and 4 festive displays await you at the Austin Trail of Light. Be sure to check the event's calendar for important updates. Link for the official website here.
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