Follow the Holiday Lights
Christmas Card Lane (Rancho Peñasquitos, CA)
Christmas paradise is located on Oviedo Street, just off of Black
Mountain Road. Apparently, the people of Rancho Peñasquitos know a thing
or two about happy holidays.
the years, Christmas Card Lane has grown to include some 200 families,
lighting up the area surrounding Oviedo Street. From dusk on December 10
to 10 PM nightly through the end of the month.
Candy Cane Lane (Poway, CA)
in Hickory Court (Hickory Street - off Twin Peaks Road and Silverset
St.) and includes Butterwood Ct. and Rockrose Ct. Named "Candy Cane
Lane", the entire cul-de-sac is lit up December 3 through January 1, 6
PM to 9 PM.
little bit of snow, a lot of hot chocolate and an abundance of
Christmas cheer make this the Panhandle's Christmas stop for the month.
Don't miss the Polar Express, the laughable Elf Parade or the Snowball
Derby. November 29-December 23
ICE! At Gaylord Palms
over 20,000 square feet of hand-carved ice sculptures and two-story
tall ice slides, you do not even notice the 9-degree temperature inside
this winter wonderland. (Don’t worry—coats and gloves are provided).
Lake Buena Vista, November 23-January 5.
Annual Key West Holiday Fest
Christmas with Santa Claus himself at Key West’s Holiday Fest! Grab a
glass of eggnog and tour historic inns, be a part of the two holiday
parades (on and off the water), and visit the harbor of lights. Key
West, November 27 - December 14.
Fantasy in Lights
Now in its 20th year,
Callaway Gardens’ annual Christmas celebration has recently been
recognized by National Geographic as one of the Top 10 Christmas Light
Displays in the World!
easy to see why: With 8 million lights comprising 14 different themes
(including “Snowflake Valley” and “Magical Christmas Garden”) and
stretched across a 5-mile drive filled with holiday music, it’s easily
the state’s most high-tech light display. Open through December 30.
Garden Lights, Holiday Nights
Botanical Garden’s 30 acres has more than 1 million colorful,
energy-efficient LED light bulbs. The popular Midtown tourist attraction
will showcase botanical themes that accentuate the natural beauty of
the gardens while adding a uniquely festive holiday twist.
most holiday light displays, the Botanical Garden’s encourages people
to get out of their cars and walk around, passing giant snowflakes,
bumblebees and even a huge “praying Santa mantis” while listening to
strolling carolers and sipping hot cocoa or tea. Atlanta’s newest
holiday celebration is open through January 7.
Holiday in Lights
rarely gets cold enough for water to freeze, but that doesn’t mean you
can’t lace up your skates for a day (or night) on the ice. Now in its
14th year, Atlanta’s only outdoor ice skating rink offers 90-minute
skate rentals, theatrical lighting and Christmas music to liven up the
show fills the 21-acre downtown park with thousands of twinkling lights
and a picturesque tree, making it a lovely setting for an inner-city
stroll. It is free (if you’re not skating), offers exceptional views of
the downtown Atlanta skyline, and is open through the end of January.
Magical Nights of Lights
as the world’s largest light extravaganza, Magical Nights of Lights
takes over Lake Lanier Islands through the end of the year. Begin your
visit with a scenic 7-mile drive through some of the most extravagant
light displays you can imagine. At the end, find a massive Christmas
village filled with carnival rides such as a Ferris wheel and
old-fashioned carousel, games, pony rides and blazing bonfires for
Downtown Glendale comes to life each holiday season with about 1.5
million multi-colored twinkling holiday lights located throughout a
twelve-block area that includes the Old Towne and Catlin Court
Districts. There is no cost to walk or drive around the area. Downtown
Ahwatukee Festival of Lights
The beautiful Ahwatukee lights can be seen on Chandler Boulevard from 24th Street to Desert Foothills Parkway.
Las Noches de las Luminarias for Grown Up Kids
year during the holiday season the Desert Botanical Garden lines the
paths of this extraordinary desert garden with thousands of luminarias.
Food and beverage are available, and live entertainment by a varied
group of musicians.
quiet, charming, romantic event, not necessarily for the kids. This is a
ticketed event, advance reservations suggested, as it always sells out!
ZooLights at the Phoenix Zoo
year the Phoenix Zoo puts up an amazing holiday display of lights. The
event is called ZooLights. Because ZooLights happens in the evening,
don't expect to see many live animals. This event is about holiday
lights, music and lighted animal sculpture.