Cupid's Pulse Article: Travel Trend: Best Holiday Light Shows in the U.S.Cupid's Pulse Article: Travel Trend: Best Holiday Light Shows in the U.S.

By Carly Silva

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, traveling safely has become all the more difficult and is on the forefront of many of our minds. As the holidays get closer, many are on the lookout for safe travel ideas for the holiday season. Light shows are a great way to experience holiday festivities without risking your safety, and they’re happening all over the country.

If you’re looking for a new travel trend to follow this holiday season, check out the five best holiday light shows in the U.S. listed below!

1. Fantasy in Lights: This spectacular light event, located in Pine Mountain, Georgia, is one of the most festive light shows in the entire country. At this event, you can ride on the Jolly Trolley through 2,500 acres of light displays and animations, and even visit the Christmas Village, where Santa makes appearances. This is a great event to travel to, especially if you need some extra holiday cheer this season.

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2. Hershey Park’s Sweet Lights: This light show at Hershey Park, located in Hershey, Pennsylvania, is made up of two miles of light-up displays and animations. Families are able to drive through this light exhibit, making it the perfect activity to travel safely through the pandemic without having to leave the warmth of your own car!

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3. Glendale Glitters: Glendale Glitters is a light display in Glendale, Arizona, and is the largest free light show in the entire state. Not only can you visit to look at the lights, but there are also live performances to watch, delicious festive food to eat, and even appearances from Santa Claus himself! This show will definitely help you and your family get into the holiday spirit.

4. Austin’s Trail of Lights: This light show in Austin, Texas, consists of over 40 displays and over 2 million lights on exhibit. Not only is there a light show to admire, but the event also hosts dozens of popular food trucks and a marketplace for purchasing authentic holiday trinkets. This year, you’ll be able to safely drive through the exhibits instead of walking.

5. Lights of Christmas Festival: This light festival, located in Stanwood, Washington, is one of the largest in the Pacific Northwest. It has six different themed areas and is the perfect place to visit for a festive experience that the entire family will enjoy.

What are some other holiday light shows to check out? Start a conversation in the comments down below!