The most wonderful time of the year is nearly upon us – holiday light viewing time! We all look forward to seeing the homes and buildings outfitted with sparkling and twinkling lights, but some locations really go all out.
There’s something so innocent, pure and magical about holiday lights. Even in years when feeling festive is difficult, one can always count on a beautiful light ensemble to ignite those enchanting holiday vibes.
Because we love holiday lights so much, we want to share our favorite ways to enjoy them this season. Of course, holiday lights can be found in nearly any city across the U.S., but here are a few places that truly out-do themselves:
The Entire City of New York
When imagining a classical holiday setting, New York often comes to mind. With it’s iconic Macy’s Day Parade and giant holiday tree in Rockefeller Center, New York City has been, and continues to be, a holiday pinnacle. To enjoy the lights to their fullest, we recommend taking a Holiday Lights and City Sights Tour. You can see first hand how New York City sparkles during the holidays as you’re guided to hidden gems, locations where holiday movies were filmed and plenty of light displays, of course.
Magical World of Disney
If ever in need of a little magic, Disney World Resort is the place to go – year round. Though Disney World is always spectacular, it transforms into a complete dream during the holiday season. Let’s start with a disclaimer – Disney World is enormous. We’re going to focus on what we consider the highlights, but just know there’s always more when it comes to Disney.
- Magic Kingdom – This is the picturesque holiday scene out of our dreams. Reaching towards the castle is “main street,” which is completely decked out from head to toe. Without a doubt, this should be on the top of your holiday lights/decor experiences bucket list.
- Castle Dream Lights – What happens when Elsa uses her powers to turn Cinderella Castle into a glittering palace. The castle goes from beautiful to magnificent when it’s draped in over 200,000 glittering lights. This spectacle usually takes place until December 31st.
- Disney’s Holiday D-Lights Tour – Interested in going behind the scenes to find out just how Disney becomes so magical during the holiday season? Disney World offers a five hour tour where you can learn just that.
LEGOS and lights? Yes, it is a thing. LEGOLAND goes all out for the holidays, featuring all sorts of decorations and lights, including a giant LEGO tree, outfitted in LEGO ornaments and hundreds of soft white twinkling lights. It’s quite a sight! Oh, and did we mention the resort features real snow so park goers can make real snowballs and snowmen? Especially for those who reside full time in the No Snow Zone, real snow is quite a treat!
Whether you’re taking the kids, going with a significant other or group, any one of the aforementioned places will dazzle your eyes with holiday magic. LEGOLAND is definitely geared more towards kids, but without a doubt it’s holiday cheer is exciting for any age.
One of the less magical aspects of the holidays are ticket prices. To help keep the cheer going strong, 365 Tickets USA offers the best discount tickets available. Check out the 365 Tickets USA website for tickets to Disney World Resort, New York City Lights Tour, LEGOLAND and many more attractions throughout the entire U.S. We hope you have the most cheerful and happy holiday season yet!