Six Fantastic Holiday Light Shows Not To Be Missed

    Holiday Lights Extravaganza Tour

    Location: New York, NY (Midtown)

    Dates: Tours run now through December 31, 2022

    Details: If you’re planning a trip to the Big Apple this season, book a guided walking tour to ensure you have a front row seat to the incredible displays that light up Midtown. Starting off at Herald Square, the 3–4-hour tour will take you down Fifth Avenue, where you’ll view over-the-top attractions from the high-end retailers before heading to the iconic Rockefeller Center. Adorned with over 30,000 lights and topped with a 9.5-foot-wide Swarovski crystal star, the Christmas Tree is a sight that will put everyone in the holiday spirit. To ensure you’re in the center of the action, book a stay at the Martinique New York on Broadway, conveniently located 3 blocks away from the tour’s meeting point.

    Luminaria Tour with ABQ RIDE

    Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico

    Dates: Entire month of December Details: Luminaria Tour: Take a magical ride with ABQ RIDE on its Luminaria Tour. Enjoy this annual New Mexican tradition without worrying about parking, driving through snow, or traffic delays. The tour, which begins and ends at the Albuquerque Convention Center, takes approximately 45 minutes and travels through Old Town and the nearby neighborhoods.

    The Country Christmas at Ingleside Hotel

    Location: Pewaukee, Wisconsin

    Dates: The Country Christmas Package is available select nights November 25, 2022 – January 1, 2023.

    Details: Nestled in the heart of Southeastern Wisconsin is a holiday destination steeped in festive tradition. Each year, The Ingleside Hotel is transformed into a winter wonderland called Country Christmas. The hotel is home to Wisconsin’s largest drive-through Christmas lights display, with over a million lights along a mile-long trail over 40 acres of woodland. The Ingleside Hotel also features other holiday-themed attractions, such as Christmas wagon rides, a Christmas village and Streets of Bethlehem exhibit where it features nearly life-sized Fontanini nativity characters. The hotel offers a Christmas Getaway package which includes overnight accommodations, tickets to Country Christmas, a large pizza, hot chocolate and cookies. 

    The Tree at Christmas at Union Station (The Durham Museum) 

    Location: Omaha, NE

    Dates: November 24, 2022 – January 8, 2022

    Details: Home to the largest indoor Christmas tree in the region, Christmas at Union Station is back for another year of holiday cheer. The tree serves as the centerpiece of the museum’s Christmas at Union Station celebration. It’s part of a long-standing tradition dating back to the 1930s. Decades ago, Union Pacific would harvest a tree from the pacific northwest and bring it on a train to Union Station, which is now the Durham Museum. It’s a tradition the museum is happy to continue and why Union Pacific workers still harvest the Omaha tree each year. Families come experience the magic of the region’s largest indoor Christmas tree, learn about holiday traditions from Omaha and around the globe.

    Winterlights at Newfields

    Winter Lights Grounds and Gardens Winter 2017

    Location: Indianapolis, IN

    Dates: Open Daily from 5pm to 9pm, November 20, 2022 – January 8, 2023

    Details: Featuring more than one and a half million lights, visitors can experience the warmth and wonder of the holiday season as they explore a world of lights at Newfields. Sip on some hot apple cider or hot cocoa and devour some sweet treats while taking in the dazzling displays. For those interested in an elevated experience, the premier package includes festive blinky lights, holographic glasses, a non-alcoholic drink ticket and a light snack.

    Discovery Park of America’s “Let It Glow” light show

    Location: Union City, TN

    Dates: Open daily 5-9pm, November 11, 2022 – December 30, 2022 (closed Nov. 24 and Dec. 24 & 25)

    Details: See 1+ million bright (holiday) lights synchronized to festive tunes at  Discovery Park of America’s “Let It Glow” light show, the largest light show you’ll find in northwestern Tennessee. Grab some hot cocoa, the kids, and have yourself the perfect festive family night strolling (or driving-thru) 50 acres of the heritage park. With new routes opening this holiday, the family friendly environment is a neat way to experience Christmas light displays near Nashville. 

    Holiday Lights at Conner Prairie

    Location: Fishers, IN

    Dates: Entire Month of December

    Details: Get wrapped up in the warmth of the holidays at Conner Prairie’s A Merry Prairie Holiday, with thousands of sparkling lights, breathtaking rides, and enchanting performances.

    Take a spin on the Holiday Trolley around Carmel’s entertainment districts where you can shop your heart out at the Art & Design District and Carmel City Center