America’s 3 best holiday lights displays
By Aimee Heckel
If you’re drawn to sparkly lights and extreme holiday cheer, use your winter vacation this year to go check out some of the world’s best holiday lights displays.
Here are a few of our favorites that would humble even Santa Claus himself.
1. The Santa Claus Land of Lights, in (where else?) Santa Claus, Ind. In the Lake Rudolph Campground and RV Resort.
This 1.2-mile drive-through light display is the largest campground light display in North America. For just $15 per car, experience a holiday story on 11 oversized storyboards (some as big as 30 feet high and 100 feet long) with more than 300 light display pieces. Many of the displays are fully animated.
While you’re in the area, visit Santa’s Candy Castle, a historic castle that is directly wired to the North Pole, so your kiddos can chat online with an elf and check the Naughty and Nice List.
This is an RV Park, so make it an overnight event. Sign up for packages to stay at a cabin, have breakfast with Santa and participate in various family crafts and activities.
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2. Disney World’s Hollywood Studios knows how to do Christmas — big time. We’re talking more than 5 million lights, complete with snow machines, all coordinated to holiday music. The event, known as the Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights, is something you truly have to see to believe.
Get your own Glow with the Show Ears, which are programmed to light up at certain moments to match the show. Or pick up your own Disney paraphernalia at the Disney Store before you go. Use these Disney Store coupons to save money, and pair them with 5 percent Cash Back from ShopAtHome.com.
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3. Fantasy in Lights, in Pine Mountain, Ga. This glowing extravaganza, featuring 8 million lights and 15 different scenes, is offering “specialty” theme nights this year — including a bicycle night, a golf car night and a motorcycle night. National Geographic Traveler named this one of the top 10 places to see holiday lights.
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