Undeniably, one of the best things about the Christmas holiday season is the wide array of lighting displays virtually everywhere you look. And no matter where you're spending your holidays this year, there's a beautiful light display in a city near you.
You may need to pay a few dollars for the opportunity to drive through some of the neighborhoods boasting more extravagant displays, but there are plenty of great displays that you can enjoy free of charge.
Following is a list of our favorite top five from everyone at your dental clinic Columbia. (Just click on the links for more information.)
1. Blossoms of Light (Denver, Colorado)
A unique viewing experience, this light display highlights the beauty of a winter garden. Marvel at lights, ice sculptures, and an ice sleigh available for family photos. (Denver Botanical Gardens)
2. Fantasy of Lights (New Haven, Connecticut)
This drive-through light display celebrates 17 years of holiday tradition this year. Proceeds benefit the local Easter Seals organization. (Lighthouse Point Park)
3. Faucher Family Christmas House (New Castle, Delaware)
Local and national news repeatedly compares this family home to Clark Griswold, but the reality is Clark's display didn't come close to what the Fauchers do each year. Over 1 million lights illuminate this private home at a cost of about $82,000 per Christmas season.
4. The Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights (Orlando, Florida)
What started as an Arkansas family's home display has become one of the largest light display in the country - so big it had to go Disney! Hollywood Studios hosts this spectacle of dancing lights and has added free hot chocolate and magical snow fall. (Hollywood Studios)
5. Magical Nights of Lights (Buford, Georgia)
Walk or drive through a seven-mile tour of holiday displays featuring millions of lights. The trail ends at the Holiday Village, where kids will can visit to Santa and go for a pony ride. (Lake Lanier Island Resorts)
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