These 7 Towns Have the Best Christmas Lights in the Country

Three full-time workers produce the 65-acre exhibits year-round. The tour lasts an hour, but you can buy food and drink to enjoy the lights all night. Santa appears nightly until December 23.

Theodore, Alabama

Holiday-themed Winter Wildlands, the Dazzling Desertscape, breathtaking displays of native California wildlife, and more are part of L.A. Zoo Lights.

Los Angeles, California

This stunning light show uses LEDs to be environmentally friendly. Walking through this stunning display will feel like entering a bright realm.

Denver, Colorado

 Over 750,000 LED lights illuminate its 14 acres of flowers and vegetation. The festival is receiving new designs and becoming more sustainable in its ninth year.

Boothbay, Maine

Well, we can help. Include the Wild Lights at the Detroit Zoo event on your Christmas lights lineup to wander around 500 dazzling displays with millions of LED lights.

Detroit, Michigan

Silver Dollar City, an 1880s theme park, is Branson's draw year-round. When transformed into a Christmas paradise, it shines. With over 6.5 million lights, a special effects Christmas tree, and a Rudolph-themed nightly procession, this theme park is a winter favorite.

Branson, Missouri

The 26th-anniversary River of Lights Christmas Light Show in Albuquerque has plenty of Christmas lights.

Albuquerque, New Mexico