Glowing Wonders: America's Best Holiday Light Experiences

Forget carols and cookies; the real Christmas magic is in the dazzling lights! Explore dazzling displays across the U.S. this season

Koziar's Village: indoor/outdoor houses, shops, trains, and a bakery lit by 1 million lights. 

Open through January 1, kids free, adults $13.

Fantasy in Lights: Drive/trolley through 7-mile display with 10 million lights.Open through Jan 1, $19.95-$39.95.

Austin Trail of Lights: 2.5-mile walk with 2 million lights, Ferris wheel, carousel.

Open Dec 8-23, free-$8 general admission, extra perks for special tickets.

Enchanted: Forest of Light: artistic light show with stained glass village, geometric structures, and flower lights. Open through January 7, $20–$45.

Winter Garden a Glow: Luminous lights, candy cane forest, gingerbread village, choirs, fire pits, holiday drinks. 

Open Wed-Sun through Dec 31, $18 adults, $14 children.