2016 Christmas Light Displays in the South
CHRISTMAS LIGHTS IN THE SOUTH!
A directory to some of the best and most beautiful Christmas & Holiday Lights and lighting displays
in the South for 2016!  We will be adding numerous other locations over coming days, so be sure to
check back regularly.
ALABAMA


Andalusia

Christmas in Candyland*
Court Square
(near Church and East 3 Notch Streets)
Andalusia, Alabama
Every weekend in December
This is a VERY cool event!  Candyland Christmas Village on the square, ice skating, snow, lights
around the square and more!
Hours:        See link below.
Cost:        Square admission is free.
More information:        
www.christmasincandyland.com



Arab

Christmas in the Park*
November 25 - December 31, 2016
(Santa in the Park, Friday & Saturday through December 17, $5 per person).
Cost:        Free
More information:        
www.arab-chamber.org


Birmingham

Wells Fargo Zoolight Safari *
Birmingham Zoo
2630 Cahaba Road
Birmingham, Alabama
December 9-11, 16-23, & 26-31.
Synchronized light shows, hayrides, train rides, ice skating rink and much more.
Hours:  5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Cost:  Zoo members admitted free, non-members $8 (All you can ride wrist band is $12)
More Information:
http://www.birminghamzoo.com


Shadrack’s Christmas Wonderland*
Birmingham Race Course
1000 John Rogers Drive
Birmingham, Alabama
Drive-through holiday light show with synchronized music.
November 18, 2016 – January 8, 2017
Hours:  Dusk – 10 p.m. nightly
Cost:     Cars or Family Vans $25; Activity Van or Mini Bus $50, Limo $50, Tour/School Bus $80.
More information:  
http://shadrackchristmas.com/birmingham-al/



Winter Wonderland and the Magic of Model Trains*
McWane Science Center
200 19th St. North
Birmingham, Alabama
Ice slide, train rides, model train exhibit and more. This is an indoor event, but lots of fun.
December 1 – December 31.
Hours:     See link below.
Cost:       See link below.
More information:  
www.mcwane.org


Wacky Tacky Christmas Light Tour*
Avondale Brewing Company
201 41st St. South
Birmingham, Alabama
Two-hour bus tour of amazing Christmas displays.
December 11, 13, 14
Hours:     5:30 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Cost:      This event has passed for this year.



Calera

Landry Home Residential Lights*
441 Waterford Cove Trail
Calera, Alabama 35040
More than 50,000 lights make this amazing residential display a must see! The lights continue a
tradition started by Pelham residents David and Barbara Phillips.
Nightly through December 26, 2016
Hours 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Cost  Free
Drive by and enjoy!


North Pole Express and Santa Special*
Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum
1919 Ninth Street
Calera, Alabama
Train rides, visits from Santa and Mrs. Claus, caroling & more!
Ends December 17.
Hours:                This event has passed for 2016
Cost:                This event has passed for 2016
More information:        
www.hodrrm.org



Childersburg

Christmas Laser Light, Sound & Water Show*
DeSoto Caverns
5181 DeSoto Caverns Parkway
Childersburg, Alabama
Christmas story told in a spectacular of lasers, lights, sound and water.
November 27 – December 24
Hours:     10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Cost:     See link below.
More information:  
http://www.desotocavernspark.com/calendar-of-events//christmas-sound-water-
laser-light-show-1



Cullman

Winter Wonderland*
Sportsman Lake Park
1544 Sportsman Lake Road
Cullman, Alabama
December 2 – December 23
Drive-through Christmas light spectacular, lighted displays and more!
Hours:     Weekdays 5 p.m. – 9 p.m., Weekends 5 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Cost:     $5 per vehicle (Christmas Express Train is $3 extra)
More information:  
www.facebook.com/SportsmanLakePark/



Demopolis

Christmas on the River*
Downtown Riverfront Area
Demopolis, Alabama
November 30 – Christmas
Lighted displays along the riverfront.
Hours:        Nightly
Cost:        Free



Dothan

(Also see Wicksburg!)

Christmas on Oakwood*
102 & 105 Oakwood Drive
Dothan, Alabama
Magnificent residential display put on by neighbors in the Westbrook Subdivision (behind Publix on
US 84 West).  Lights are choreographed to music that you can hear on your car radio at 98.1 FM.
Hours:   Nightly 5:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Cost:     Free
More information:  
www.facebook.com/ChristmasOnOakwood



Fairhope

Fairhope

Fairhope’s Magical Christmas
Downtown
Fairhope, Alabama
All December
Downtown Fairhope is lit up for Christmas!        
Hours:   Nightly
Cost:     Free
More information:
www.cofairhope.com



Gadsden

Let It Snow! A Winter Wonderland Exhibit *
Mary G. Hardin Center for Cultural Arts
501 Broad Street
Gadsden, Alabama
November 12st - December 31st
The Chan Gallery is transformed into a snowy, winter wonderland where children can toss
snowballs, ride a snow slide, built a snowman and even make snow angels. In conjunction with the
Festival of the Trees.
Hours:  10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Cost: $8
More Information:
http://www.culturalarts.org


Christmas at the Falls*
Noccalula Falls Park
1500 Noccalula Road
Gadsden, Alabama
Holiday lights, train rides, animals and more.
November 24, 2016 –
Hours:     5 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Cost:     $6 per person (under 4 admitted free)
More information:  
www.greatergadsden.com/event/christmas-at-the-falls-4/



Huntsville

Galaxy of  Lights *
Huntsville Botanical Garden
4747 Bob Wallace Avenue
Huntsville, Alabama
Thanksgiving – New Year’s Eve
Called North Alabama’s favorite holiday attraction, Galaxy of Lights is one of the top lighting events
in the South.
Hours:  5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Cost:  $25 per car (or $20 per car up to 10 people with $3 for each additional person). $1 off with
donation of coats, gloves, blankets and canned goods for the less fortunate. $5 donation for
military with ID.
More Information:
Galaxy of Lights


Huntsville

North Alabama Railroad Museum
694 Chase Road
Huntsville, Alabama
December 2, 3, 9, 10
Train rides, lights, visits with Santa and more.
Hours:        This event has passed for 2016
Cost:        This event has passed for 2016
More information:
www.northalabamarailroadmuseum.com



Madison

Christmas Card Lane*
Church & Front Streets
Madison, Alabama
Lighted jumbo Christmas cards with holiday themes! Sponsored by the Madison Arts Council.
December 1 – December 31
Hours:        Nightly
Cost:        Free
More information:        
http://artsmadison.org/christmas-card-lane/



Mobile

(For Bellingrath Gardens please see Theodore)


Christmas Nights of Lights*
Hank Aaron Stadium
755 Bolling Bros. Blvd.
Mobile, Alabama 36606
November 11, 2016 – January 1, 2017
Over 1,000,000 LED lights synchronized to Christmas music that plays through your car radio as
you drive through!
Hours:        5:30 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Cost:        $6 per person (Kids 3 and under admitted free)
More information:  
www.christmasnightsoflights.com/mobile



Montgomery

Christmas Lights Festival *
Montgomery Zoo
2301 Coliseum Parkway
Montgomery, Alabama
December 1-4, 8-11, 15-31
An annual tradition in the Montgomery area, the zoo lights up with hundreds of thousands of lights
and visitors can walk the pathways, ride the train or even take the Zoofari Skylight to see the lights
from above!
Hours:  5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Cost:  $5 admission for ages 3 and above (skylift ride is $5 extra). Pictures with Santa are free.
More Information:  
http://www.montgomeryzoo.com/special-events.html#12-2016


Cruising with Santa* (Over for 2016)
Harriott II Riverboat
Leaves from dock near Riverwalk Amphitheater
255 Commerce Street
Montgomery, Alabama
December 2 – December 17
Two-hour cruise aboard a paddlewheel riverboat with Santa Claus!
Hours:     See link below.
Cost:     See link below.
More information:  
www.funinmontgomery.com/events/events



Oneonta

Palisades Park Lights*
1225 Palisades Parkway
Oneonta, Alabama 35121
December 1 - 31 (Closed Christmas Eve & Christmas Day)
Drive through thousands of Christmas lights in unique displays by a variety of individuals and
organizations that come together to lighten up your Christmas season!
Hours:        5 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Cost:        Free but donations are accepted
More Information:
www.blountcountypark.com/activities/christmas/


Orange Beach

Winter at the Wharf*
The Wharf
4830 Main Street
Orange Beach, Alabama
Outdoor ice rink, Holiday Spectra light show, petting zoo, camel rides and more!
November 25 – December 31
Hours:        See link below for more information.
Cost:        See link below for more information.
More information:
http://alwharf.com



Pelham

The popular Red Fox Drive lights have moved to Calera. Check the Calera listing for more
information.


Silverhill

Arctic Express & Lights!*
Wales West RV Resort & Light Railway
13670 Smiley Street
Silverhill, Alabama 36576
November 25 – December 24
Ride a real steam train through the park, over 1,000,000 lights, artificial snow and more!
Hours:        4 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Cost:        $15 per person plus tax (kids 2 and under admitted free)
More information:
www.waleswest.com/events/ArcticExpress-2016.jpg



Theodore

Magic Christmas in Lights *
Bellingrath Gardens and Home
Theodore, Alabama
November 25, 2016 – December 31, 2016 (Closed Christmas Day & New Year's Day)
Beautiful lights adorn Bellingrath Gardens every holiday season. Visitors can stroll through lighting
displays in the 65 acre gardens, visit the decorated Bellingrath Home, enjoy special performances,
check out the gift shop and even have their photos taken with Santa.
Hours:  5 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Admission:  See Link Below
More Information:  
http://www.bellingrath.org/mcil.html


Thomasville

Christmas Lights*
Downtown area
Thomasville, Alabama
Downtown area is illuminated for Christmas.
Hours:     Nightly
Cost:        Free



Wetumpka

Christmas on the Coosa*
Gold Star Park
South Main Street
Wetumpka, Alabama
Christmas tree, Christmas lights and more.
December
Hours:     See link below.
Cost:     See link below.
More information:  
www.wetumpkalibrary.com/Default.asp?ID=436



Wicksburg

Holiday Spectacular*
1768 Hubbard Road
Newton, Alabama (Wicksburg Community)
December 1st - December 31st
Over 14,000,000 lights illuminate a spectacular walk-through family park with multiple scenes,
Santa Claus, petting zoo and a life-size Nativity scene.
Hours:  5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. (Lights out at 10 p.m.)
Admission: $7
More Information:  
http://www.holidayspectacularpark.com/



ARKANSAS


Statewide

Arkansas Trail of Holiday Lights  2016
Statewide
One of the South’s finest listings of holiday lights and events.
For Information:
Arkansas Trail of Lights


Alma

Christmas Lights in the Park (Information needs to be confirmed for 2016)
Alma City Water Park
731 City Park Rd.
Alma, Arkansas
November 28 - December 25.
Drive-through display of over 40,000 lights.
Cost:        Free (Donations to feed the hungry are appreciated)
Hours:      5 p.m. - 10 p.m.


Altus

An Altus Christmas *
Highway 186 & Highway 64
Altus, Arkansas
November 22 - December 31
Lights in the park (Christmas Parade on December 11 at 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.)
Free


Ashdown

Little River County Courthouse in Lights *
County Courthouse
310 North Second St.
Ashdown, Arkansas
November 26 - December 31
Historic 1907 Little River County Courthouse is lighted from the dawn to the lawn each year. Nearby
Two Rivers Museum is also in lights.
Hours: 5:30p.m. - Midnight
Cost: Free


Batesville

Batesville Christmas Tour of Lights (Information needs to be confirmed for 2016)
Batesville Municipal Building
500 East Main St.
Batesville, Arkansas
December 1 - December 31
Town is illuminated with more than 500,000 Christmas lights. Christmas Parade on Main Street at 7:
00 p.m. on Dec. 1st.
More information:
www.cityofbatesville.com


Beebe

Daniel Park Light Display *
Main Street
Beebe, Arkansas
Beautiful lighting display at Daniel Park.
November 26 - January 1 (Christmas Parade on December 5 at 6 p.m.)
Cost: Free


Benton

Saline County Celebration of Lights
200 N. Main St.
Benton, Arkansas
December  - January 1, 2017
Lights, events & more! (Christmas Parade is on December 7 at 6 p.m.)
Cost: Free


Bentonville

Lighting of the Square
Downtown Square
116 South Main St.
Bentonville, Arkansas
November 22 - December 31
Downtown Square in lights, ice-skating at Lawrence Plaza, carriage rides on Saturdays and
Sundays (in December), Bentonville Holiday Parade on Dec. 13 at 11 a.m.


Blytheville

Lights of the Delta *
1405 Airbase Road
Blytheville, Arkansas
November 21 - December 27
6,000,000+ lights, 40 acre drive-through display, hayrides, concessions and more.
Hours:        5:30 p.m - 9:00 p.m. (open until 10 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays).
Cost:        Cars, trucks, vehicles up to 12 passengers: $10
More Information:        
www.lightsofthedelta.com


Conway

Downtown Christmas Celebration *
Downtown
Conway, Arkansas
November 13 - December 25
Decorations, lights, store window displays, special events. Christmas Tree Lighting set for
November 26 at dark.


Corning

Christmas in the Park *
Wynn Park
US 67 West
Corning, Arkansas
November 26 – January 1, 2017
The lighting ceremony will be November 26th and starting then, the park will be lit up for Christmas
nightly.
6:00p.m.- Midnight
Cost: Free


Crossett

Christmas Wonderland *
123 Goshen Road
Crossett, Arkansas
November 26 - December 31
Sunset -10:00 p.m. (Open till 11 on Weekends)
More than 1,000,000 lights, snow machines, children's train and more.


El Dorado

Holiday Lights *
Courthouse, City Hall & Downtown
El Dorado, Arkansas
Thousands of lights illuminate the courthouse, city hall and other buildings.
November 19 - December 31 (Christmas Parade on December 3)


Eureka Springs

Great Passion Play Lights Display *
Great Passion Play Grounds
Eureka Springs, Arkansas
Fridays & Saturdays (November 25,  2016 - January 6,  2017)
6 p.m. - 8 p.m.


Fayetteville

Lights of the Ozarks
21 S. Block Ave.
Fayetteville, Arkansas
November 20 – December 31,  2016
Lighting spectacular on the downtown square, offering carriage rides, pony rides, camels, music
and more.
Time:  Nightly
Free
More Information:  
http://thelightsoftheozarks.com


Fort Smith

Christmas Lights at Creekmore Park & Holiday Express Train *
Rogers Ave & South 31st St
Fort Smith, Arkansas
December 5th – 23rd
Beautiful lighting displays illuminate Creekmore Park in one of the finest Christmas displays in
Arkansas.  Kids and adults alike enjoy rides on the Holiday Express train. Opening night the steam
engine will also run.
Time:  Nightly (Train runs 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m., no train rides on Sundays).
Admission:  Park and lights are free. Holiday Express Train Ride charges a small fee.

While in Fort Smith, be sure to enjoy the Christmas lights at Pendergraft and Riverfront Parks each
night as well!


Greenwood

Trail of Lights *
Bell Park
Greenwood, Arkansas
Live animals, Christmas scenes, display of lights. Special events all month; see link below.
December 1 - December 31
Time: Dusk to 9 p.m.
Admission: $3 per vehicle
More Information:
http://greenwoodarparks.weebly.com/festivals-and-events.html


Harrison

Boone County Christmas (Information needs to be confirmed for 2016)
Boone County Courthouse & Square
100 North Main
Harrison, Arkansas
December 1 - December 26
Courthouse and historic downtown are in lights for the season! (Christmas parade on evening of
Dec. 1).


Heber Springs

Downtown in Lights (Not confirmed for 2016)
Downtown
Heber Springs, Arkansas
Historic downtown area in lights for the season.
December 5 - December 31 (Christmas Parade on December 5)


Horseshoe Bend

18th Annual Holiday Lighting Display
Entire town
Horseshoe Bend, Arkansas
Entire town in lights as residents and business owners compete in a lighting display contest.
December 10 - December 31.



Hot Springs

Holiday Lights 2016 *
Garvan Gardens
550 Arkridge Road
Hot Springs, Arkansas
November 19 – December 31 (Closed Thanksgiving & Christmas)
More than 4 million lights illuminate 17 acres into an amazing animated Christmas display. Free hot
chocolate.  One of the finest annual events in the South!
Time: 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Admission:  Adults - $15, Children (ages 6-12) - $5, Under 5 – Free. (Golf cart tour $15 extra)
More Information:  
http://www.garvangardens.org/eventcalendar/default.aspx

Also be sure to check out the lights at Hot Springs National Park in downtown!


Jacksonville

Holiday Lights *
Jacksonville City Hall & Downtown Area
Jacksonville, Arkansas
November 30 - December 30 (Christmas parade on December 6 at 6:30 p.m.)


Jasper

Ozark Mountains Reindeer & Christmas Lights Trails *
Newton County Chamber of Commerce
204 North Spring St.
Jasper, Arkansas
November 21 - January 1
Days:        Drive the scenic "Reindeer Trail" to see herds of elk.
Nights:     Drive the Ozark Mountains Christmas Lights Trail
More Information:        
www.theozarkmountains.com


Little Rock

Christmas at the Capitol
Arkansas State Capitol
500 Woodlane Avenue
Little Rock, Arkansas, 72201
December 5 - December 31
The capitol building is illuminated in lights (Fireworks and Santa Claus on Dec. 5)
Time: Nightly, after dark.
Admission: Free


Morrilton

Night of the Luminaries*
University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton
Morrilton, Arkansas
December 1, 2014, 5:30 p.m.
2000 candle-lit paper bag luminaries on the college campus with a parade that will be followed by
Santa Claus’ arrival!


Mountain View

Ozark Mountain Christmas
Courthouse
122 W. Main St.
Mountain View, Arkansas
December 5 - December 25
Courthouse, Town Square and Main Street illuminated in lights.


Mount Ida

Harbor Lights
Mountain View Harbor
Mount Ida Arkansas
Begins November 21.


Newport

Courthouse in Lights
208 Main Street
Newport, Arkansas
December 6 - December 25
96 Christmas trees in town, Courthouse illuminated in lights, "A Christmas Carol" at ASU-Newport
Centre for the Arts on Dec. 9 at  7 p.m., Christmas Parade down Malcolm Ave. on Dec. 11 at 6 p.m.


North Little Rock

(See Little Rock)


Ozark

Purple Friday Weekend Holidays *
Historic Courthouse Square
211 W. Commercial St.
Ozark, Arkansas
November 18-November 19 (Lights continue through Christmas)
Tunnel of lights, horse and buggy rides, Santa and more (Christmas parade on December 10 at 6:
30 p.m.).
Free


Paris

Trail of Holiday Lights*
Courthouse Square
25 West Walnut
Paris, Arkansas
November 26 – January 1
The courthouse and town square are illuminated nightly in one of the most beautiful small town
lighting displays in the South.
Time:  Nightly
Admission:  Free
More Information:  
www.parisaronline.com


Pine Bluff

Annual Enchanted Land of Lights & Legends *
Pine Bluff/Jefferson County Regional Park
Black Dog Drive
Pine Bluff, Arkansas
November 15 - December 31
The largest drive-thru display of holiday lights in Arkansas, this event features 1.3 miles of lights
with numerous scenes (many animated).
Time:           6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Admission:   Free
More Information:        
www.pinebluffcvb.org/calendar/detail.aspx?id=1642


Pocahontas

Annual Candy Cane Lane and Lights (Not confirmed for 2016)
Maple Street& Downtown Area
Pocahontas, Arkansas
December 19 - December 24
National Historic District in lights, Candy Cane Lane on Maple St..


Russellville

Winter Wonderland Downtown (Not confirmed for 2016)
Historic Downtown
Russellville, Arkansas
November 30 - December 30
Holiday lights and more in Russellville's downtown historic district.
Free


Sherwood

Sherwood's Enchanted Forest Trail of Lights *
Sherwood Forest
1111 W. Maryland Ave.
Sherwood, Arkansas
November 28 - December 30
One-mile trail of spectacular lights, the Sherwood Express, Santa Claus and more.
Time:        6:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Cost        Free (but donations accepted)
Sherwood's Enchanted Forest Trail of Lights


Siloam Springs

Annual Light Up Siloam Springs *
Downtown Siloam Springs
University and Broadway Streets
Siloam Springs, Arkansas
December 3 - December 31
Event begins with a Christmas Parade on December 3rd. Lights on nightly afterwards.
Annual Light Up Siloam Springs


Smackover

Holiday Lights Extravaganza *
Oil Field Park
Smackover, Arkansas
Thousands of lights illuminate Oil Field Park for this annual tradition!
Dates:    November 18  Fridays & Saturdays through December  2016.
Hours:    6pm- 8:30pm
Cost:      $10 per car (up to 7 people)


Springdale

The 12 Gardens of Winter
The Botanical Garden of the Ozarks
4703 N. Crossover Rd
Springdale, Arkansas
Train displays, Mr. and Mrs. Claus, activities, displays and more.
Dates:        Thursdays in December and Saturday December 17
Hours:        1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Price:        $7 adults , $4 children (5-12)
More Information:  
www.bgozarks.org


Texarkana

Twice as Bright Festival of Lights*
Downtown along Stateline Avenue
Texarkana, Arkansas
Thousands of Holiday Lights.
December 5 - January 2.
EVENT: Christmas Parade December 5
More Information:
http://mainstreettexarkana.org


Van Buren

Festival of the Trees & Courthouse in Lights *
300 Main Street
Van Buren, Arkansas
December 3 - December 27
Beautiful downtown lights and festivities.
EVENT: Courthouse Lighting and Festival of Trees December 3rd 6:00pm
Free


Hodo's Christmas Light Show *
1205 Woodland Creek Circle
Van Buren, Arkansas
Massive family Christmas lights display.
November 24 - November 31
Hours:        5 p.m. - 10 p.m.
More Information:
www.facebook.com/hodoschristmaslightshow


Wiederkehr Village

A Swiss Twist Christmas (Not yet confirmed for 2016)
3324 Swiss Family Drive
Wiederkehr Village, Arkansas
Throughout December
Discover the Swiss heritage of Wiederkehr Village and enjoy the glow of 50,000 twinkling lights.


Wynne

Festival of Trees*
Bill Thomas Building
1790 N. Falls
Wynne, Arkansas
November 15- December 16
Hours: Sunday - Thursday:  5:30 pm - 9 pm (Open until 10pm on Fridays – Saturdays)
Trees decorated by groups and businesses on display. Train on Courthouse grounds.
Cost: Free
More Information:
Wynne Festival of Trees


FLORIDA


Florida Christmas Trains
Click here for more information Christmas Train Rides.


Apalachicola

Christmas Lights*
Downtown & The Riverfront
Apalachicola, Florida
All December
Christmas lights illuminate historic downtown Apalachicola.
Hours:        Nightly
Cost:        Free


Chattahoochee

Lights & Christmas at Heritage Park *
U.S. 90 Downtown & Heritage Park
Chattahoochee, Florida
Lights - All through December
Event: Project Share on December 3, 2016, 3 p.m. - 6 p.m. (Activities for kids, Christmas
decorations, hot cocoa & more, Santa Claus at 4:30 p.m., music and tree lighting at dark).                
Free


Chipley

Chipley Christmas Fest *
Downtown
Chipley, Florida
December 4 - December 31,  2016
Beautifully lit downtown area in this charming railroad centered Northwest Florida city.
Special event: Christmas Fest on December 2nd includes parade, holiday stroll, movie, music, free
photos with Santa & more.
More information:        
www.visitwashingtoncountyfl.com


Coconut Creek

Holiday Fantasy of Lights at Tradewinds Park *
Tradewinds Park
3600 W. Sample Rd
Coconut Creek, FL
November 18,  2016 - January 2, 2017
A spectacular drive-through event that features three miles of animated displays and illuminated
trees.
Hours:  6 p.m. – 10 p.m. nightly.
Cost:  $15 per car or $40 per bus holding 15 people or more.
More Information:
 www.holidaylightsdrivethru.com


Crestview

Christmas Lights*
Downtown Area
Crestview, Florida
All December
Thousands of lights turn downtown Crestview into a Christmas wonderland!
Hours:                Nightly
Cost:                Free


DeFuniak Springs

Christmas Reflections *
Circle Drive
DeFuniak Springs, Florida
November 25 - December 31
More than 3 million lights reflect on Lake DeFuniak as part of this beloved family tradition.
Hours:        5 p.m. - 9 p.m.nightly
Cost:        $3 per person (kids under 6 admitted free). Season passes available for $35.
More Information:
www.waltonoutdoors.com/christmas-reflections-lights-up-lake-defuniak-nov-
26-%E2%80%93-dec-31/


Dunnellon

Santa Over the Rainbow *
Rainbow Springs State Park
U.S. 41
Dunnellon, Florida
December 11-13, 18-20, 26-27.
Friends of Rainbow Springs present a wonderland of lights at the headsprings area of Rainbow
Springs State Park.
Hours:  6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Cost:  $1 for entry (after gates reopen at 6 p.m.), $2 for photos with Santa.



Fort Lauderdale

Hyatt Extreme Christmas*
11201 NW 14th Street
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Late November - Late December
One of the most amazing residential Christmas lighting displays in the world.
Hours:  6 p.m. – 10 p.m. (Sunday – Thursday); 6 p.m. – 11 p.m. (Friday & Saturday)
More Information:
www.hyattextremechristmas.com



Gulf Breeze

Zoo Lights*
The Zoo
5701 Gulf Breeze Pkwy
Gulf Breeze, Florida
December 10 – December 27 (Closed Christmas night)
Thousands of sparkling lights turn the Zoo into a Christmas wonderland!
Hours:                5 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Cost:                $10 Adults & Children, Zoo members $5.
More Information:        
www.visitpensacola.com/event/zoo-lights/1775/



Homosassa Springs

Celebration of Lights *
Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park
U.S. 19
Homosassa Springs, Florida
December 19th – December 24th; December 26th
Transportation provided from US 19 Visitor Center
Spectacular synchronized light and sound display in the Garden of the Springs, special events,
music and more.
Hours:  5:30 p.m. – 9 p.m. through December 24th
Cost:  Suggestion Donation of $5 for Adults and $2 for Children.
More Information:  
www.floridastateparks.org/homosassasprings/events.cfm?
viewevent=8219#8219
(352) 628-5343


Jacksonville

Jax Illuminations *
3800 St. John's Bluff Rd. S.
Jacksonville, Florida 32224
November 18,  2016 - January 1, 2017
Time:        6:00 - 9:30 p.m. nightly
Cost:        $20 per vehicle
More Information
www.JaxIlluminations.com



Land O’Lakes

Land O’Lights*
Lake Padget Estates East subdivision
(Go North on Collier Parkway, turn right on Hale Road, right on Canterbury, Right on Mayfair, Left
on Victoria and right on Brighton)
Land O’Lakes, Florida
December 2016
Lights that dance, twinkle and sparkle to your favorite Holiday music!
Time:  Nightly
Cost:  Free
The display will be smaller than normal this year.
More Information:
www.landolights.com


Live Oak

Suwannee Lights *
Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park
3076 95th Drive
Live Oak, Florida
More than 6 million lights create one of the most beautiful displays in North Florida and South
Georgia.
December 3 - December 24
Time:        6 p.m. - 10 p.m. nightly
More Information:        
www.musicliveshere.com


Marianna

Historic Russ House in Lights *
Historic Russ House & Visitor Center
4318 Lafayette Street
Marianna, Florida
Magnificent Victorian mansion is decked out in lights for the holidays!
Time:        Nightly until 10 p.m. (Interior can be toured M-F during business hours).
Cost:        Free

White Family Christmas Lights *
2956 Caledonia Street
Marianna, Florida
Now through New Year's.
Over 35,000 synchronized lights (tune to 89.7 FM)
Time:        Nightly
Cost:         Free


Milton

Sowell’s North Pole Christmas Light Display*
7650 Sowell Road
Milton, Florida
Nightly
Fantastic lighting display that is double the distance of last year, Christmas train and more.
December 1 – December 27
Hours:        5 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Cost:        $10 per vehicle (train rides are an extra $2)
More Information:        
www.facebook.com/sowellsnorthpole



Niceville

Geek Lights on the Corner
Corner of Bluewater Blvd. & Antiqua Way
201 Antiqua Way
Niceville, Florida (in Bluewater)
November 28, 2016 – January 1, 2017
Light and Music shows every half hour beginning at 6 p.m. nightly!
Hours:                6:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Sunday-Thursday, 6:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. Friday & Saturday
Cost:                Free
More information:        
www.facebook.com/pg/GeekLightsontheCorner

The Christmas Lady’s Animation in Motion Christmas Display!
In the K-Mart Building (next to Ollie’s)
1140 E. John Sims Pkwy
Niceville, Florida
November 25 – December 27
Christmas Displays, Lighted Trees, 700 Animated Dolls, Model Trains, Hundreds of Nutcrackers.
Hours:                6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Cost:                See link for more information.
More Information:        
 http://thenicevillechristmaslady.com/



Panama City

Christmas Lights
H.G. Harder’s Park
8110 John Pitts Road
Panama City, Florida
All December Long
The park is decorated with Christmas lights and displays!
Hours:                Nightly
Cost:                Unclear
More information:  
www.panamacity.org/Calendar_CommunityEvents.aspx


Panama City Beach

Beach Christmas Activities
Various locations (see link below)
Panama City Beach, Florida
Thursdays – Saturdays, November 18 – December 23
A fantastic way to celebrate Christmas on the beach! There is a Christmas Tree Forest and Ice
Skating Rink at the intersection of Alf Coleman Drive & Front Beach Road; Shipwreck Island Water
Park is transformed into Santa’s Beach House Village with lighting displays and more!; the 1,500
foot M.B. Miller County Pier offers Christmas lights overlooking the Gulf of Mexico and World’s Most
Beautiful Beaches for Christmas under the Sea!
Hours:        See link below.
Cost:        See link below.
https://pcblp.com/christmas-village/


Pensacola

Santa’s Holiday Express Tour
Pensacola Winterfest
Plazas around the Old County Courthouse
223 S. Palafox Place
Pensacola, Florida 32502
25-minute trolley tour to see the lights and more! Santa rides every night!
December 19 – December 24
Hours:        Nightly, see link below for reservations and more information.
Cost:        $15 for adults, $7 for kids (2 and under ride free)
RESERVATIONS RECOMMENDED!
For more information:  
https://pensacolawinterfest.org/

Pensacola Lights
Downtown
Palafox Street from Wright Street south to the Plaza de Luna
Pensacola, Florida 32501
December 1, 2016 – January 31, 2017
Downtown Pensacola is alive in light for the Christmas season! Millions of lights illuminate historic
buildings, parks and more. Walk or take a carriage, pedi-cab or free Downtown Trolley.
Hours:        Nightly beginning at 5:15 p.m.
Cost:        Free
More information:        
www.visitpensacola.com/event/pensacola-lights/1777/


St. Augustine

Nights of Lights *
Historic District
St. Augustine, Florida
Dates:        November 19,  2016 - January 31, 2017
Hundreds of thousands of lights illuminate the nation's oldest city in one of the top lighting
events in the world!
Hours:        Nightly after dark.
Cost:          Free
Parking:     Park at Castillo de San Marcos National Monument and explore the historic district on
foot or bike. Trolley tours are also available for a fee.
More Information:        
St. Augustine Nights of Lights


St. Petersburg

Oakdale Christmas House *
2719 Oakdale Street South
St. Petersburg, Florida
Friday day after Thanksgiving (Nov 23) – January 3, 2016
One of the nation’s top residential light displays, the Oakdale Christmas House features an amazing
array of lights, 18 train model railroad and more, all covering roughly one-half acre.
Time:  6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Cost:  Free
More Information:  
www.christmasdisplay.org/


Tallahassee

Annual Camellia Christmas *
Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park
Tallahassee, Florida
December 2,  2016
Candlelight walks through the gardens, holiday music & more.
Time: 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. EST
Admission:  Free (but donations accepted)


White Springs

Festival of Lights *
Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park
11016 Lillian Saunders Drive
White Springs, Florida
December 2 - December 24,  2016
Four million lights nightly, plus carriage and wagon rides, craft square, gift shop, music and more.
Named a Top 20 event in the Southeast.
Time:  Nightly 5:30- 9 p.m. EST
Admission:  $2 per person (3 and under admitted free).
More Information:  
www.floridastateparks.org/stephenfoster/default.cfm


GEORGIA


Atlanta

Garden Lights *
Atlanta Botanical Gardens (Next to Piedmont Park)
1345 Piedmont Avenue
Atlanta, Georgia
November 12, 2016 – January 7, 2017
Millions of lights woven into the beautiful setting of the Atlanta Botanical Gardens.
Hours:  5 p.m. – 10 p.m., nightly
Cost:  Varies by Night.  See link below for more information.
NOTE:  The number of tickets sold nightly is limited. Reservations are recommended!
More Information & Reservations:
http://atlantabg.org/visit/events/garden-lights


Holiday in Lights*
Centennial Olympic Park
265 Park Ave W. NW
Atlanta, Georgia
December 9, 2016 – January 15, 2017
Thousands of lights plus a fantastic Chinese Lantern Festival will run from 12/9 – 1/15 featuring a
three-story pagoda and a 200 foot long Chinese dragon. There is also an outdoor ice skating rink.
Hours:        Nightly
Cost:         See website.
For more information:
www.gwcca.org/park/


Augusta

(See Lights of the South under Grovetown below).


Bainbridge

Christmas Lights*
Downtown
Bainbridge, Georgia
Willis Park and the downtown area are in lights for the season.
Hours:        Nightly
Cost:        Free


A Woodham Christmas: The Lights of River Oaks*
195 River Oaks Drive
Bainbridge, Georgia 39817
Thanksgiving - January 5, 2017
Tens of thousands of lights make up this residential display! Listen to the music at 103.7 FM on
your car radio.
Hours:        5:45 p.m. - 10 p.m. (Sunday - Thursday); 5:45 p.m. - 11 p.m. (Friday & Saturday)
Cost:        Free
More information:  
www.gwoodams.com/christmas.html


Boston

Downtown Christmas Celebration
Downtown
Boston, Georgia
December (all month)
The charming South Georgia city of Boston puts on one of the best small town Christmas
celebrations in the South. The downtown area is in lights as the city joins with businesses and
residents to celebrate the season.
Hours:        Nightly


Callaway Gardens

Fantasy in Lights
Callaway Gardens
Pine Mountain, Georgia
November 18, 2016 – January 7,  2017
Featuring eight million lights and 15 dazzling scenes, Callaway Gardens’ Fantasy in Lights is one of
the 10 best lighting displays in the nation.  There are trolley rides, activities, entertainment and
more.
Time:  Opens nightly at 6 p.m.
Admission:  Varies according to date. See link below for specifics.
More Information:
 www.callawaygardens.com/


Cartersville

Pettit Creek Christmas Light Display*
Pettit Creek Farms
337 Cassville Road
Cartersville, Georgia
November 24 – December 30,  2016
Over one mile of Christmas lights that can be viewed from your own car or by hayride.   Live
reindeer!
Hours:  Lights come on nightly at 6 p.m.Sharp 6-9 Mon-Thurs/6-10 Fri-Sun.
Cost:  $15 to view by car; Hayride is $10 per person (Kids under 2 admitted free)
More Information:  
http://pettitcreekfarms.com/


Columbus

The Ludy’s Christmas Light Spectacular *
5784 Ironstone Drive
Columbus, Georgia
Thanksgiving through New Year's Eve
Over 100,000 lights in place for 2014 in this remarkable residential display. The lights are all
sequenced to music that you can hear on FM 90.1 as you pass. Donations benefit the Make A Wish
Foundation.
Hours:  6 p.m. – 10 p.m., weekdays; 6 p.m. – 10:30 p.m., weeknights.
Cost:  Free (Donations accepted for Make A Wish)
More Information:  
www.ludychristmas.com


Donalsonville

Seminole Nights of Lights *
Seminole State Park
7870 State Park Drive
Donalsonville, Georgia
November 25, 2016 - December 26, 2016
Festive light displays create a winter wonderland. Some reflect off Lake Seminole!
Hours:      6:30 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Cost:        $5
More Information:
www.gastateparks.org/Seminole


Grovetown

Lights of the South
633 Louisville Road
Grovetown, Georgia
Located off I-20, Exit 183 (Appling/Harlem Exit)
November 20 - December 30, 2016 (Closed Christmas Day)
Over 5 million lights displayed in a 100 acre forest, storybook characters come to life, Santa Claus,
world's largest American flag made with Christmas lights, train, more. Wheelchair accessible.
Hours: 6 p,m, - 10 p.m., 7 days per week (Closed Christmas Day)
Cost: Admission charged
More Information:
www.lightsofthesouth.com


Hampton

Gift of Lights*
Atlanta Motor Speedway
1500 Tara Place
Hampton, Georgia
November 25 - December 30, 2016
More than 1,000,000 lights and hundreds of individual light displays, stretching for 1.5 miles.
Hours:  6 p.m. – 9 p.m. Sunday – Thursday; 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. Friday – Saturday
Cost:  $15 (Monday – Thursday); $20 (Friday – Sunday) Nov. 25-Dec15
$20 each day Dec. 16-Dec. 30.
More Information:
www.holidaylightspectacular.info


Jekyll Island

Holly Jolly Jekyll
Historic District
Jekyll Island, Georgia
All through December
The Historic District is decked out for the season. There will be numerous events and tours.
Hours:        Nightly
Cost:        See website
More information:  
www.jekyllisland.com/signatureevents/holly-jolly-jekyll/


Lake Lanier Islands (Buford)

Magical Nights of Lights *
Lake Lanier Islands Resort
7000 Lanier Islands Parkway
Buford, Georgia
November 18, 2016 – January 3,  2017
Miles of lights, ice skating, Christmas Village and a wide variety of other activities.
Hours:  5 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Cost:  Follow link for more information.
More Information:
www.lanierislands.com/calendar/specialevents/magical-nights-of-lights


Marietta

Lights of Life *
Life University
Barclay Circle off Highway 41/Cobb Parkway
Marietta, Georgia
November 24 – December 31, 2016 (Rain or Shine)
Hundreds of thousands of lights in one of the most beautiful displays in the Atlanta area. Also
features pony rides, train rides, petting zoo and more on weekends and a concession stand seven
days a week. New displays every year.
Hours:  Sunday – Thursday, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.; Friday – Saturday, 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Cost:  $10 per car (Fri-Sun)
$5 per car (Mon-Thurs), $20 per van/bus (all dates)
More Information:  
www.life.edu/events/lights-of-life/


St. Marys

Christmas Lights in Historic St. Marys *
Osborne Street & the Riverfront
St. Marys, Georgia
All through December
Downtown St. Marys and the Riverfront are ablaze with thousands of Christmas lights in celebration
of the season. Numerous special events are planned.
Hours:  Nightly
Cost:  Free (Some events require admission)
Event: White Lighting Ceremony Nov 29 5:30-8:00pm

St. Marys Christmas *
(Chapman Family Lighting Display)
208 East Dillingham Street
St. Marys, Georgia
All through December
Huge residential lighting display with more than 55,000 synchronized lights.
Hours:  Nightly
Cost:  Free (Donations accepted for Camden House)
More Information:  
http://stmaryschristmas.com/


Savannah

December Nights and Holiday Lights*
Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens
2 Canebrake Road
Savannah, Georgia
11/25 – 11/27; 11/30 – 12/4; 12/7 – 12/11; 12/14 – 12/24. Last night is Christmas Eve
A self-guided walking tour through gardens illuminated with more than 1,000,000 lights!
Hours:        Evenings
Cost:        $10 per person ages 13 and up; $5 per person for youth aged 3-12. Children 2 and
under are admitted free. (Thursday nights are Family Nights with all admissions reduced to $5)
For more information:       
 www.coastalgeorgiabg.org/holidaylights.html


Savannah Harbor Holiday Series*
Westin Savannah Harbor
1 Resort Drive
Savannah, Georgia
November 28 – December 25
Lighted grounds, Gingerbread Village & Competition, Holiday treats, Story Time with the Ice Queen
& more.
Hours: 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Cost:        $5 per person ($10 on nights of major events)
More information:
www.savannahharborfoundation.com


Stone Mountain

Stone Mountain Christmas *
Stone Mountain Park
Stone Mountain Park, Georgia
Select Dates from November 12 – January 4
More than 2,000,000 lights, named one of the Top Ten places in America to visit with Santa!
Time & Admission:  Follow the link below for details.
More Information:
www.stonemountainpark.com


The Rock

Country Christmas in Lights *
The Rock Ranch
5020 Barnesville Highway
The Rock, Georgia
December 9, 10, 16, 17, 19 (NOT Open on Sunday)
Over one mile of Christmas lights for families to enjoy driving through.
Hours:  5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday.
Cost:  Varies (Follow the link below for more information).
More Information:  
http://therockranch.com/christmas-at-the-rock-ranch/


Thomasville

Christmas in Lights Drive-Thru Display*
Flowers Corporate Headquarters
1919 Flowers Dr. (off Hwy 19 S)
Thomasville, Georgia
Dazzling display of trees, angels, deer and the Nativity. Enter through the main entrance on Hwy 19.
November 25, 2016 – December 31, 2016
Hours:        6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Cost:        Free
More information:  
www.thomasvillega.com/Calendar/ShowEvent/6/Event/2016/12/2/19893


Waycross

Okefenokee Swamp Park Annual Light Show*
Okefenokee Swamp Park
5700 Okefenokee Swamp Park Rd.
Waycross, Georgia 31503
November 25 – December 28, 2016
A wilderness light show that you can tour by train along a 1.25 mile long route. Activities for kids,
food (including gator tail!) and much more.
Hours:        Friday 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.; Saturday 5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.; Sunday 5:30 p.m. – 8:30
p.m.
Cost:        Adults $8 - $10; Children $6 - $8.
More information:  
www.okeswamp.com/
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Lexington

Southern Lights*
Kentucky Horse Park
4089 Iron Works Parkway
Lexington, Kentucky
November 18 – December 31, 2016
Dazzling drive-through light display featuring over 1,000,000 lights.
Hours: 5:30 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Cost:  $15 for personal vehicles (Sunday – Thursday); $20 for personal vehicles (Friday & Saturday)
More Information:
www.kyhorsepark.com/events/featured-events/southern-lights-holiday-festival


Louisville

Lights Under Louisville*
Louisville Mega Cavern
1841 Taylor Avenue
Lousville, Kentucky
November 18, 2016 - January 5, 2017
Massive underground light show featuring 2,000,000 lights, entertainment and more!
Hours:  6 p.m. – 10 p.m. (Monday – Friday); 5 p.m. – 10 p.m. (Saturday & Sunday)
Cost:  $30 for car, truck, SUV or Minivan; $40 for van; $55 for limo; $65 for Church bus; $105 for school bus size.
More Information:  
www.lightsunderlouisville.com



LOUISIANA


Alexandria

Holiday Light Safari*
Alexandria Zoo
3016 Masonic Drive
Alexandria, Louisiana 71301
12/2 - 12/3; 12/9 - 12/10; 12/16 – 12/23
Hundreds of thousands of lights, animal-themed light displays, train rides, activities and more.
Hours:                5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Cost:                See link below.
More information:        
www.thealexandriazoo.com/HolidayLightSafari.html


Baton Rouge (Also see West Baton Rouge)

Baton Rouge Festival of Lights*
100 North Blvd
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
December 2nd – New Year’s.
Magnificent Christmas tree and lights surround North Boulevard Town Square. Lighting festival on December 2nd.
Hours:                Evenings from dark until 9 p.m.
Cost:                Free
More information:        
www.visitbatonrouge.com/event/festival-of-lights/216149/


Bossier City

(Please see Shreveport/Bossier City)


Broussard

Safari of Lights*
Zoo of Acadiana
Broussard, Louisiana
November 25-26, December 2-4, December 9-30
Zoo pathways are in lights for Christmas! Train rides, lighted animal figurines and more.
Hours:                5 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Cost:                $6 per person for ages 3 and above.
More information:        
www.zoosiana.com


Crowley

Christmas in Crowley*
Historic Downtown
Parkerson Avenue
Crowley, Louisiana
December 1, 2016 – January 2, 2017
Over 200,000 Christmas lights synchronized to music. Tune your radio to 93.3 FM.
Hours:                5:30 p.m. – Midnight
Cost:                Free


DeRidder

DeRidder Christmas Light Show*
768 Maul Road
DeRidder, Louisiana
Throughout December
Thousands of lights set to Christmas music. Tune your radio to 98.3 FM.
Hours:                5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.


Gramercy

(See Great River Road)


Great River Road

(Baton Rouge to New Orleans)

Bonfires on the Levee*
Best seen from east and west bank River Roads
(LA-44 and LA-13)
Gramercy, Lutcher & Paulina, Louisiana
December 24th.
Called Christmas bonfires, these magnificent bonfires are lighted along the Mississippi River levees on Christmas Eve to
light the way for Papa Noel (Santa Claus). They are a long-time Louisiana tradition and one of the state’s most beautiful
annual celebrations. (Also see Lutcher).
Hours:                After dark on Christmas Eve
Cost:                Free
More information:        
www.louisianatravel.com/blog/louisiana-christmas-tradition-bonfires-levee


Lafayette

Noel Acadian au Village*
Acadian Village
200 Greenleaf Drive
Lafayette, Louisiana 70506
December 1 – December 23
500,000 Christmas lights illuminate the beautiful and historic Acadian Village. Food, carnival rides and more!
Hours:                5:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Cost:                $10 at the gate (Active military with ID admitted Free; Kids under 4 admitted free)
More information:        
www.avadianvillage.org


Lake Charles

Lake Area Light Show*
5721 Alder Street
Lake Charles, Louisiana
Nightly through December
A residential display featuring tens of thousands of Christmas lights set to music. Tune your radio to 94.9 FM.
Hours:                5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. nightly (until 10 p.m. on Fridays & Saturdays)
Cost:                Free
More information:        
www.lakearealightshow.com

The Lights of the Lake Area Christmas Celebration*
Trinity Baptist Church
1800 Country Club Road
Lake Charles, Louisiana
12/4 – Christmas Day
Thousands of Christmas lights set to music! Tune your radio to 88.9 FM.
Hours:                Evenings
Cost:                Free

Autumn Run Lightshow*
2421 S. Savannah
Lake Charles, Louisiana
Through December
Thousands of lights set to Christmas music. Tune to 97.3 FM.
Hours:                6 p.m. – 11 p.m.

Fontenot Family Christmas*
708 Briarwood Drive
Lake Charles, Louisiana
Through December
Thousands of lights set to Christmas music. Tune to 87.9 FM.
Hours:                After dark, nightly.


Lutcher

(Also see Great River Road)

Festival of the Bonfires* (This event has passed for 2016)
Lutcher Recreational Park
Lutcher Avenure/LA HWY 3193
Lutcher, Louisiana 70071
December 8, 9 & 10, 2017
Enjoy a bonfire lighting each evening, plus great Louisiana food, live music, children’s activities and more!
Hours:                This event has passed for 2016.
Cost:                This event has passed for 2016.
More information:        
www.festivalofthebonfires.org/default.aspx


Minden

Old World Christmas Lights Spectacular*
Downtown Historic District
520 Broadway Street
Minden, Louisiana 71055
November 19, 2016 – January 6, 2017
Minden celebrates a German-inspired season with thousands of lights, over 100 life-sized Nutcrackers and more!
Hours:                5 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Cost:                Free, although some events charge admission.
More information:        
www.visitwebster.net


Monroe/West Monroe

Holiday Lights*
Downtown Monroe & West Monroe
DeSaird and Trenton Streets
Monroe and West Monroe, Louisiana 71201
November 21 – December 31.
Lights illuminate both downtowns as each hosts a variety of other events!
Hours:                Nightly, 5 p.m.
Cost:                Free
More information:        
www.christmasontheriver.org


Santa’s Christmas Village*
Northeast Louisiana Children’s Museum
223 Walnut Street
Monroe, Louisiana 71201
November 19 – December 23.
A wonderland featuring light shows, snow, ice skating and more!
Hours:        5 p.m. – 8 p.m. Thursday & Friday; Saturday 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Sunday 1 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Cost:        $7 for ages 1 and up. Ice skating is a $10 skate rental.
More information:        
www.nelcm.org


Freedom Trees*
Chennault Aviation and Military Museum
701 Kansas Lane
Monroe, Louisiana 71201
November 11, 2016 – December 31, 2017
The museum features Christmas trees decorated to honor veterans with patches, ribbons, medals and photos from their
military service.
Hours:                9 a.m. – 4 p.m., Tuesdays – Saturdays
Cost:                Free


Natchitoches

Natchitoches Christmas Festival of Lights*
Historic District & Riverbank
Natchitoches, Louisiana
November 19,  2016 – January 6, 2017
Over 300,000 Christmas lights and more than 100 riverbank set pieces are on display in beautiful
Natchitoches.
Numerous special events are also planned, including a Tour of Homes, Fireworks, Carriage Tours and 8
more.
Times:  Nightly
More information:
www.natchitocheschristmas.com


Christmas in the Park at Dark Woods*
Dark Woods
4343 University Pkwy
Natchitoches, Louisiana 71457
November 25 – December 31 (Closed 12/26 – 12/27)
A Christmas wonderland featuring displays and thousands of lights.
Hours:                Evenings
Cost:                $5 per person


Christmas Fireworks Displays*
Downtown Natchitoches Riverbank
100 Rue Beauport
Natchitoches, Louisiana 71457
11/19, 11/26, 12/3, 12/10, 12/17, 12/23, 12/31
The biggest lightshow in Louisiana comes in the form of fireworks displays over Cane River Lake!
Hours:        See link below.
Cost:        Varies, see link below.
More information:        
www.natchitocheschristmas.com/schedule


New Orleans

Celebration in the Oaks  *
New Orleans City Park
New Orleans, Louisiana
Wonderful lighting display that offers Christmas with a Louisiana touch. Home to the famed Cajun Night
Before Christmas display and many other life-sized displays including a tree with more than 46,000 lights.
November 25,  2016 – January 1, 2017 (Closed 11/28, 29, 30 - 12/01, 12/24 and 12/31)
Times:  Sunday – Thursday, 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.;  Friday – Saturday, 6 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Cost:  $8 per person (children under three admitted free).  Rides are $18 for unlimited, Train Tickets $5
More Information:  
http://celebrationintheoaks.com/cito10/


French Quarter in Lights*
French Quarter
New Orleans, Lousiana
The French Quarter is decked out in beautiful lights and decorations for the season. The Roosevelt Hotel’s lobby is
decorated with ice-covered trees and thousands of twinkling lights.
When:                Nightly through December


Garden District at Christmas*
Garden District
First, Second and Pleasant Streets
New Orleans, Louisiana
Throughout December
Drive past the beautifully decorated homes to enjoy the season.
Hours:                Evenings
Cost:                Free


Opelousas

Le Vieux Village in Lights*
828 E. Landry Street
Opelousas, Louisiana
December 2 – Christmas
Le Vieux Village is in lights for the season.
Hours:                Evenings
Cost:                Free


Patterson

Kemper Williams Park Christmas Lights in the Park*
Kemper Williams Park
264 Cotton Road
Patterson, Louisiana
November 27 – December 31.
Displays, music and thousands of lights illuminate the park for Christmas.
Hours:                5 p.m. – 9 p.m. nightly (until 10 p.m. on Fridays & Saturdays)
Cost:                $2 per car.


Paulina

(See Great River Road)


St. Mary Parish

Christmas on the Cajun Coast*
St. Mary Parish, Louisiana
December 1 – December 31
Antebellum homes dressed up for the season, boulevards of live oaks lighted for Christmas and more.
Hours:                See link for more information.
Cost:                See link for more information.
More information:        
www.CajunCoast.com


Shreveport/Bossier City

Christmas in Roseland*
Gardens of the American Rose Center
8877 Jefferson Paige Road
Shreveport, Louisiana 71119
Day after Thanksgiving until Christmas weekend
Thousands of lights and lighted displays, giant Christmas cards, Roseland Express train and more!
Hours:        5:30 p.m. – 10 p.m. (last car admitted at 9:30 pm.)
Cost:        $20 per carload or $5 per person (ages 2 and under admitted free). Train tickets are $5 each.
More information:        
www.rose.org/our-gardens/christmas-in-roseland/


Louisiana Boardwalk Nightly Blizzard*
Louisiana Boardwalk Outlets
540 Boardwalk Blvd.
Bossier City, Louisiana 71111
11/25 – 12/31
Nightly snowfalls near one of the largest lighted outdoor Christmas trees in Louisiana!
Hours:                6:30 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
Cost:                Free
More information:        
www.louisianaboardwalk.com


Sulphur

Christmas on the Hill*
2151 Lynn Trahan Road
Sulphur, Louisiana 70663
Through December
Thousands of lights set to Christmas music. Tune your radio to 100.1 FM.
Hours:                Nightly after dark


Carlyss Light Show Spectacular*
1372 Carl Lyons Road
Sulphur, Louisiana 70665
Through December
Thousands of lights set to Christmas music. Tune your radio to 93.9 FM.
Hours:        5:30 p.m. – 10 p.m. Sunday – Thursday; 5:30 p.m. – 11 p.m. Friday – Saturday.


West Baton Rouge

Reflections of the Season
West Baton Rouge Conference Center
West Baton Rouge, Louisiana
(Park at Louis Mouch Multipurpose Arena, 152 Turner Rd. as there is no parking on the grounds. Shuttle service is free.)
Fantastic walk or drive through Christmas displays, “Trevor” the talking reindeer inside, carnival rides on the grounds.
December 8 – 11, December 15 – 23.
Hours:                5:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Cost:                $5 per car, Passenger Vans & Buses $1 per person.
More information:        
http://westbatonrouge.net/




MISSISSIPPI


Biloxi

Christmas at Beauvoir*
2244 Beach Blvd.
Biloxi, Mississippi
150 oak trees in lights, evening tours of the historic home of President Jefferson Davis, special events, hot cocoa,
photos with Santa, Model Train Exhibit, Train Rides, Live Entertainment and more.
Dates:  Every Friday & Saturday in December
Times:  6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Price:  $12.50 for adults, $7.50 for kids.
More Information:
www.visitbeauvoir.org/events/


Blue Mountain/Cotton Plant

Christmas in Cotton Plant*
490 Hwy 15
Blue Mountain, MS 38610
Nov. 25 - Dec. 17 (Thursday, Friday and Saturday)
December 18 - 25 (Everyday) Note: closed Christmas Eve for family Christmas & anniversary.
Drive or walk through the light show synchronized to music. Sweets and hot coco will be available for purchase.
Hours: 6-9 p.m.
Cost: Free
More information:
http://christmasincottonplant.com/


Chunky

Lazy Acres in Lights*
Lazy Acres Plantation, LLC
596 Lazy Acres Road
Chunky, Mississippi
Lazy Acres is in lights for the season with a brand new display of interactive lights decorating a 3-acre animal park.
Hayrides through Christmas scenes with storytelling and more!
Dates:        Thursday, Friday & Satuday nights Thanksgiving-Christmas. Plus Dec. 19-23 & Christmas.
Time:        6 - 10 p.m. (Last admission is at 9 p.m.)
Price:        $7 (plus tax)
http://www.lazy-acres.com/


Moss Point

Langley's Lights Before Christmas*
7004 Bentwood Drive
Moss Point, Mississippi
Thousands of lights choreographed to your favorite Christmas music!
Dates:        November 25, 2016 – New Year's!
Time:        5:30 p.m. - 10 p.m. weekdays; 5:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. weekends.
Price:        Free!
More Information:  
www.sparkyreturns.com


Southaven

Southern Lights at Central Park*
7651 Tehulahoma Road
Southaven, Mississippi
November 24 – December 31, 2016 (Closed Christmas Day)
More than 500,000 lights in scenes that illuminate to Christmas music.
Times:  Sunday – Thursday, 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.; Friday – Saturday, 6 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Cost:  $10 per car; $15 for vans and hayrides; $25 for buses; $5 for motorcycles.
http://visitmississippi.org/events-and-festivals#.month-12.Southaven



MISSOURI


Branson

An Old Time Christmas*
Silver Dollar City
399 Silver Dollar City Parkway
Branson, Missouri
November 5 – December 30, 2016
Massive Christmas celebration featuring 4,000,000 lights, 5-story Christmas tree, productions of “It’s a Wonderful Life!,”
“A Dickens’ Christmas Carol,” and much more.
Admission charged (follow link below for more information).
More Information:
 http://www.silverdollarcity.com



NORTH CAROLINA


Asheville

Shadrack's Christmas Wonderland *
Second Year in Asheville!
Western NC Agricultural Center (Fairgrounds)
1301 Fanning Bridge Rd.
Fletcher, NC (Fletcher is near Asheville)
Dates:  November 23 - December 30, 2016
Hours: Dusk - 10 p.m., nightly. (even in the rain)
Price:  Cars & Family Vans, $20
More Information:  
http://shadrackchristmas.com/asheville


Clayton

Lights on the Neuse*
Christmas Lights Extravaganza
1620 Loop Road
Clayton, North Carolina
November 25 – December 24,  2016 (Select Nights, visit link below for calendar)
Hayride and walk through massive Christmas light display then explore 3D Christmas Barn. Lights on the Neuse features
over 1,000,000 lights. Reservations necessary for wheelchair accessible hayride.
Hours:  6 p.m. – 9 p.m. (through December 23rd); 5 p.m. – 7p.m. (December 24th) Event closes after last hayride on
Christmas Eve, which departs at 7 p.m.
Cost:  $9 for ages 3 and up. Kids 2 and under admitted free.
More Information:  
www.lightsontheneuse.com


Wendell

Lake Myra Christmas*
10 S. Cypress St.
Wendell, North Carolina 27591
Thanksgiving – December 31,  2016
A light show set to music featuring over 180,000 lights. Created by the Williams family, it is an
outstanding display.
Hours:  6 p.m. – 11 p.m. (Friday – Saturday); 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. (Sunday – Thursday)
Cost:  Free (Donations accepted)
More Information:  
http://lakemyrachristmas.com


Winston Salem

Tanglewood Festival of Lights *
Tanglewood Park
Clemmons, North Carolina
(Ten minutes west of Winston-Salem off I-40)
November 18,  2016 - January 1, 2017
Selected as a Top 20 event in the South, the festival features over 1,000,000 lights and numerous
other activities. NOTE: Saturday nights can have as a much as a FOUR HOUR WAIT. Consider going Sunday-
Wednesday for easy access!
Hours:  6p.m. – 11 p.m.
Cost:  $15 for family cars
More Information:  
http://www.forsyth.cc/Parks/Tanglewood/fol/index.html



OKLAHOMA


Broken Arrow

RHEMA Christmas Lights Display *
Rhema Bible Church
1025 West Kenosha Street
Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
November 23, 2016 - January 1, 2017
More than 2,000,000 lights that celebrate Christmas. Carriage rides and more.
Hours:  5:30 p.m. – 11:30 p.m. each night
Cost:  Free, but donations accepted. Carriage rides are $10 for adults and $5 for kids
(Family Pack Carriage Ride is $25).
More Information:
www.rhemabiblechurch.com


Muskogee

Garden of Lights *
Honor Heights Park
Muskogee, Oklahoma
Thanksgiving – January 1, 2017
Remarkable lighting display covering beautiful Honor Heights Park.
Hours:  5:30 p.m. – 10 p.m. (Sunday – Thursday); 5:30 p.m. – 11 p.m. (Friday – Saturday)
Cost:  Free, but donations appreciated.
More Information:
www.muskogeeonline.
org/departments/parks_and_recreation/facilities/departments/parks_and_recreation/honor_heights_park.php

Castle Christmas*
The Castle of Muskogee
3400 W. Fern Mountain Road
Muskogee, OK 74401
November 24 -January 1, 2017
One of the largest displays of Holiday inflatables with over 2,000 ranging from 4 to 20 feet tall. Horse drawn carriage
rides  and hayrides available as well as a petting zoo.
Hours: 5:00pm-10:00pm
Cost: Free to drive through but donations are accepted.
More Information:
http://muskogeecommunitycalendar.com/events/event/castle-christmas_3


Yukon

Christmas in the Park *
Yukon City Park,
Freedom Trail Park & Chisholm Trail Park
Yukon, OK 73099


SOUTH CAROLINA


Anderson

Anderson Christmas Lights *
Darwin Wright Park
3215 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Anderson, SC 29621 (Across from Civic Center)
Thanksgiving Day – December 25, 2016
Drive through Christmas light display featuring a 7/10 mile drive through a variety of beautiful scenes made up of more
than 3,500,000 lights.
Bus tour friendly with clearance up to 14 feet.
Times:  5:30 – 11 p.m.
Cost:  $15 for cars (might be less), $50 for buses
More Information:  
www.andersonlightsofhope.org


Charleston (James Island)

Holiday Festival of Lights *
James Island County Park
871 Riverland Drive
Charleston, South Carolina
November 11, 2016 – January 1, 2017
Three mile drive-through lights, Victorian Carousel and more.
Hours:  5:30 p.m. – 10 p.m. (Friday – Sunday); 5:30 – 11 p.m. (Friday & Saturday)
Cost:  $20 per vehicle (1-15 guests) (Friday – Sunday).
Receive a $5 discount per vehicle Monday – Thursday with the donation of a canned food item to
benefit local charity.
More Information:  
http://ccprc.com/index.aspx?NID=1546


Columbia

Holiday Lights on the River *
Saluda Shoals Park
5605 Bush River Road
Columbia, South Carolina
November 23 - December 31, 2016
More than 1,000,000 sparkling lights in over 400 themed, animated light displays along a two-mile loop through the park.
Nature comes to life along the Wetland Wonderland Walking Trail's boardwalk. Train rides and more.
Times: 6 - 10 p.m.
Admission: Cars $15 (plus $2 for train rides, $2 for Winter Wonder Ride and $1 for Hayrides).
NEW Entrance at St. Andrews Road
More Information:
www.icrc.net/holiday-lights


Lights Before Christmas *
Riverbanks Zoo & Gardens
500 Wildlife Parkway
Columbia, South Carolina
November 19 – December 30, 2016 (Closed Nov. 24, Dec. 24, Dec. 25)
Columbia’s longest running holiday event, with nearly 1,000,000 lights, animated images, nightly visits with Santa and
numerous other activities.
Times:  5 – 9 p.m.
Admission:  $10 Adults, $8 Children ages 3-12 (Save $2 by ordering in advance via the link below)
More Information:  
www.riverbanks.org/events/lights-before-christmas.shtml


Greenville

Roper Mountain Holiday Lights *
Roper Mountain Science Center
402 Roper Mountain Road
Greenville, South Carolina
Thanksgiving - December 30, 2016
Now in its 25th year, the Roper Mountain Holiday Lights illuminate the Greenville night sky along a 1.5 mile trail! The well-
established non-profit light show and Winter Wonderland has raised over 2 million dollars for local charities and
nonprofit organizations since it started in 1992.
Times: 6 - 10 p.m.
Admission: $10 for Car, Minivan or SUV (Monday-Thursday), $15 (Friday-Sunday).  
Cash or checks only.
More Information: h
ttp://ropermountainholidaylights.com/  


Myrtle Beach (Simpsonville)

Shadrack’s Christmas Wonderland *
Myrtle Beach Pelican’s Ball Park
861 SE Main Street
Simpsonville SC 29681
November 18, 2016 – January 8, 2017
Spectacular Christmas light display. The lights dance to music and victors simply listen along on a
special radio station.
Times:  Dusk until 10 p.m.
Cost:  $25 (Cars or Family Vans)
More Information:  
www.shadrackchristmas.com


Moncks Corner

Celebrate the Season Holiday Driving Tour *
Santee Cooper's headquarters and Old Santee Canal Park
1 Riverwood Drive
Moncks Corner, South Carolina
November 25 - December 30, 2016 (Closed Dec. 24-25)
Lighting displays powered with renewable energy, Holiday Fair and more.
Times:  6-9:30 p.m.
Cost: $5 per car.
More Information:
http://celebratetheseason.oldsanteecanalpark.org/Visit/index.aspx


Murrells Inlet

Nights of a Thousand Candles *
Brookgreen Gardens
1931 Brookgreen Drive
Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
December 1-3, 8-10, & 15-18, 2016
Brookgreen Gardens are illuminated with 5,500 candles and thousands of sparkling lights,
entertainment, cider and more.
Times: 3 - 10 p.m.
Cost: $17 for adults, $10 for children (4-12). Kids 3 and under are admitted free.
More Information:
www.brookgreen.org/NightsofaThousandCandles.html


Orangeburg

Children's Garden Christmas and Kid's Walk *
Edisto Memorial Gardens
U.S. Highway 301
Orangeburg, South Carolina
November 21 - January 1, 2017
Drive through lighting display at Edisto Memorial Gardens as well as a walk-through "Kid's Walk" with interactive displays.
Times: 6 - 10 p.m.
Cost:  FREE
More Information:
http://orangeburg.sc.us/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=47&Itemid=109


Sumter

Fantasy of Lights *
Swan Lake Iris Gardens
822 W. Liberty Street
Sumter, South Carolina
December 1 - December 31, 2016
More than 1,000,000 lights and 150 lighted figures create one of the largest lighted displays in South Carolina at 150
acre Swan Lake Iris Gardens.  Entertainment, Refreshments and more, all part of Sumter's annual Poinsettia Festival.
Times: Dusk - 9 p.m., Sunday-Thursday, Dusk - 10 p.m., Friday & Saturday.
Cost: FREE
More Information:  
www.sumtersc.gov/fantasy-of-lights.aspx



TENNESSEE


Bristol

Speedway in Lights*
Bristol Motor Speedway
Bristol Dragway Entrance on Highway 394
Bristol, Tennessee
November 18, 2016 – January 7, 2017
Speedway in Lights Powered by TVA is reported to be the largest lighting display in the South.
Time: 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. nightly.
Admission:  $12 for cars (Sunday – Thursday), $15 for cars (Friday & Saturday)
More Information:
www.speedwayinlights.org


Chattanooga

Enchanted Garden of Lights*
Rock City Gardens
1400 Patten Road
Lookout Mountain, Georgia
November 18, 2016 - December 31, 2016
Award-winning, light extravaganza featuring more than 30 holiday scenes, nightly entertainment and more.
Hours:  6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Cost: $22.95 (Adults, Thursday – Saturday); $12.95 (Children 3-12, Thursday – Saturday)
$19.95 (Adults, Sunday – Wednesday); $11.95 (Children, 3-12, Sunday – Wednesday)
More Information:
 http://www.seerockcity.com/pages/Enchanted-Garden-of-Lights/


Clarksville

Christmas on the Cumberland*
Along the Riverwalk in McGregor Park
640 N Riverside Drive (US 41-A)
Clarksville, Tennessee
November 22, 2015 – January 3, 2016
Display of over 1,000,000 Christmas lights along the Cumberland River in historic Clarksville, the display stretches
along the RiverWalk for 7/10s of a mile!
Hours:  5 p.m. – 10 p.m. (Sunday – Thursday); 5 p.m. – 11 p.m. (Friday and Saturday)
Cost:  Free
More Information:  
http://www.cityofclarksville.com/index.aspx?page=332


Gatlinburg

Trolley Ride of Lights*
City of Gatlinburg Mass Transit Center
Traffic Light #5
88 River Road (Beside Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies)
Gatlinburg, Tennessee
November 9, 2016 – January 31, 2017
Trolley rides through downtown and along Highway 321 to allow visitors to enjoy the hundreds of thousands of lights.
Times:  6:30, 7:30 and 8:30 p.m.
Cost:  $5 per person
More Information & Reservations:  
http://www.gatlinburg.com/events/details.aspx?id=13


Memphis

Christmas at Graceland*
3765 Elvis Presley Blvd.
Memphis, Tennessee
November 17, 2016 – New Year's.
Graceland, the famed home of Elvis Presley, is lit up for the holidays with a special emphasis on blue lights.
The lights can be seen from the street for free, nightly.
More Information:  
http://www.graceland.com/events/christmas.aspx


Downtown Memphis*
Memphis, Tennessee
Key areas of downtown are lit in blue for the season.


Snowy Nights in My Big Backyard*
Memphis Botanic Garden
750 Cherry Road
Memphis, Tennessee
Dec 2-3
Dec. 9-10
Dec. 16-23.
(Closed December 24 & 25)
Lights, a giant light bright, concessions including hot cocoa and cider, s’mores and roasted marshmallows
Times:        5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. (Last admission 8 p.m.)
Cost:  $10 (MBG members $7), children under 2 admitted free.
More Information:  
http://www.memphisbotanicgarden.com/snownights


Starry Nights*
Shelby Farms Park
500 North Pine Lake Drive
Memphis, Tennessee
November 17 – December 27, 2016 (Closed November 21)
(Enter through Walnut Grove Road/Farm Road)
More than 1,500,000 LED lights illuminate drive-through displays at Shelby Farms Park. Horse-drawn carriages and
hayrides as well as a Mistletoe Village with refreshments, shopping and more.
Hours:  6 p.m. – 9 p.m. (Sunday – Thursday); 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. (Friday & Saturday)
Cost:  $20 per car (Tuesday – Sunday); $5 per person or $20 per family (Monday)
More Information:  
http://www.starrynightsmemphis.com


SunTrust Zoo Lights*
Memphis Zoo
2000 Prentiss Place
Memphis, Tennessee 38112
November 18 – December 30, 2016 (Select Nights, See link below for calendar)
Spectacular holiday light displays, outdoor ice skating rink, animals of the night, singing Christmas trees and more at
Memphis Zoo.
Hours:  5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. (Select Nights, See link below for calendar)
Cost:  $9 ($7 for members)
More Information:  
http://www.memphiszoo.org/zoolights


Pigeon Forge

NOTE: Please note that both Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg are OPEN following the recent devastating fires.

Annual Winterfest*
Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
Thanksgiving week - January 2017
Thousands of lights throughout Pigeon Forge.
Self-guided driving tour brochures available.
More information:  
http://www.mypigeonforge.com/uploadedFiles/Events/Winterfest%20Driving%20Tour.pdf


Sevierville

Shadrack’s Christmas Wonderland*
Tennessee Smokies Baseball Stadium
3540 Line Drive
Kodak, Tennessee (near Sevierville)
November 4, 2016 – January 8, 2016
Magnificent Christmas lighting display. Santa’s village with free petting zoo, camel and pony rides, train and more.
Times:  Dusk until 10 p.m.
Cost:  $25 (Cars or Family Vans)
More Information:  
http://www.shadrackchristmas.com


Music, Lights and Magic*
Downtown
Sevierville, Tennessee
November - December, 2015
Thousands of lights illuminate downtown Sevierville, Tennessee.


West Memphis

Worthington Park Lights*
Worthington Park
109 S. Worthington
West Memphis, Arkansas
Late November – January 1st
Beautifully lighted park area.
Hours:  Nightly
Cost:  Free



TEXAS


Addison

Vitruvian Lights*
Vitruvian Park
3875 Ponte Ave.
Addison, Texas
November 25, 2016 - January 1, 2017
Stroll through 12 acres of beautifully lit trees and enjoy a wide variety of other activities.
Hours:        5:30 p.m. - 11 p.m. nightly
Cost:        Free
More information:
www.vitruvianlights.com


Arlington

The Lights at Interlochen*
Interlochen Neighborhood
Tour begins at intersection of Randol Mill & Westwood Drive
Arlington, Texas
December 16 - December 25
Community-wide residential lighting displays. Traffic is heavy at this one so allow several hours for a full tour.
Hours:        7 p.m. - 11 p.m.
Cost:        Free


Austin

37th Street Lights *
37th Street (not far from Guadalupe and UT Campus)
Austin, Texas
Residents light up their block with one of the most beautiful Christmas light displays in Texas. Park elsewhere and walk
down 37th street.
Times:  Nightly beginning at dark.
Cost:  Free


Austin Trail of Lights *
Zilker Park
Austin, Texas
December 10 – December 23, 2016 (Preview event Dec 9)
The popular and historic event features millions of lights, entertainment and more.
Hours:  Nightly
More Information:  
http://austintrailoflights.org


Dallas
(Also see surrounding cities by name)

Christmas Lights, Chocolate and Sips Tour*
5118 Greenville Ave.
Dallas, Texas
November 29 - December 30
Private motor coach tours of lights throughout the area. Features dessert, hot chocolate, soft drinks and other
beverages.
Hours:        5:30 p.m. or 6:30 p.m. (RESERVATIONS REQUIRED, see website below)
Cost:        $43 per person.
More information:  
www.dallasbychocolate.com


Farmers Branch

Christmas Tour of Lights
Starts at I-35 & Valley View, then follow candy cane signs to Farmers Branch Historical Park
Farmers Branch, Texas
November 25 - December 30 (Closed Dec 3 & Christmas Day)
Drive through display featuring 300,000 lights including dancing lights that incorporate historic buildings.
Hours:        6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. nightly.
Cost:        Free ($5 donation suggested)


Fort Worth

Gift of LIghts*
Texas Motor Speedway
3545 Lone Star Circle
Fort Worth, Texas
November 24 - December 30
Driving tour of lights at Texas Motor Speedway with 150 new displays, Santa's Village and family-friendly activities.
Hours:        6 p.m. - 10 p.m. nightly
Cost:        $25 per car. Bring an unwrapped toy for Toys for Tots and receive a $5 discount.
More information:  
www.tmsgiftoflights.com


Frisco

Christmas in the Square*
Frisco Square
Frisco, Texas
November 25, 2016 - January 1, 2017
A giant holiday extravaganza with lights, shops, Christmas tree lot, carriage rides. On weekends there is even snow!
Santa parachutes in for a night of snow tubing, ice skating and more on December 17.
Hours:        6 p.m. - 10 p.m. nightly (5 p.m. - 10 p.m. on December 20)
Admission:        Free but some attractions cost extra.
More information:  
www.friscosquare.com


Galveston

Festival of Lights *
Moody Gardens
One Hope Boulevard
Galveston, Texas
November 12, 2016 - January 8, 2017 (See link for open days).
One of the largest holiday celebrations on the Texas coast, more than 1,000,000 lights and the
Galveston area’s only outdoor ice skating rink.
Hours:  6 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Cost:  $10.95 per person (includes ice skate admission; Skate rentals $7)
Ice Slide $7 for 1 slide, Train ride $3
More Information:  
www.moodygardens.com/festivaloflights/


Grand Prairie

Prairie Lights*
Lynn Creek Park
5610 Lake Ridge Parkway
Grand Prairie, Texas
November 24, 2016 - January 1, 2017
Drive through two miles with more than 4,000,000 sparkling lights. Holiday village with concessions, rides, photos with
Santa, laser light show and walk-through light display.
Hours:        Sunday-Thurs 6-9 p.m.; Friday-Saturay 6-10 p.m.
Cost:        $25 per car Mon-Thurs, $30 per car Fri. & Sat., extra charge for some attractions.
More information:  
www.prairielights.org


Grapevine

Magic of Christmas Light Show Spectacular*
651 S. Main Street
Grapevine, Texas
November 22, 2016 - January 8, 2017
The corner of Main Street and Dallas Road is the place to head for a 20 minute light display that will show you why
Grapevine is the "Christmas Capital of Texas." The entire town is lit up in millions of lights.
Hours:        6 p.m.- 11 p.m. nightly
Cost:        Free
More information:  
www.grapevinetexasusa.com/christmas-capital-of-texas/lighted-evening-events/


Highland Park

Highland Park Lights*
Enter at Preston & Mockingbird or Preston & Armstrong
Highland Park, Texas
Mid-December - December 31.
Beautiful, professionally done residential lighting displays. Carriage rides available from Brazos Carriage, Whitehave
Carriage, Vintage Carriage & NorthStar Carriages (call in advance for reservations. Check local listings for numbers).
Hours:        Evening
Cost:        Free (Carriage rides charge a fee)


Houston

Christmas Lights in the River Oaks Area*
River Oaks Area
All December long
www.facebook.com/RiverOaksChristmasLights

Preston Forest Subdivision Lights*
Ravenhurst Lane
Houston, Texas 77070

ZooLights at Houston Zoo*
November 18, 2016 - January 15, 2017
6200 Hermann Park Drive
Houston, Texas 77030
More Information:  
www.houstonzoo.org/zoolights/

Lights in the Heights*
Woodland Heights area
Bayland & Highland Streets
Houston, Texas
A neighborhood event where the City of Houston and all visitors are invited! Continues through December.

Tanglewood Subdivision Lights*
Tanglewood Subdivision
Houston, Texas
Over the top residential lighting displays!


Plano

Deerfield Neighborhood Lights*
Legacy Drive, Preston Meadow or Ohio Drive (Legacy is best, but busiest, entrance)
Plano, Texas
December 1- December 31
An entire neighborhood decorated for Christmas with elaborate light displays. Download a map of the tour from the
website below.
Hours:        7 p.m. - 11 p.m.
Cost:        Free but donations accepted.
More information:  
www.deerfieldplano.org


Richmond

Pecan Grove Subdivision Lights*
Pecan Grove Subdivision
Richmond, Texas
A subdivision in lights! There are tractor and truck pulled hay rides with hot chocolate as well.


San Antonio

Ford Fiesta de las Luminaries*
River Walk
San Antonio, Texas
December 2 - December 18
More than 6,000 luminarias line the River Walk and San Antonio River. Stroll along the banks and walkways to enjoy this
traditional Lighting of the Way for the Holy Family.
Hours:        Friday, Saturday & Sunday at dusk
Cost:        Free

Ford Holiday Boat Caroling*
River Walk (Downtown Area)
San Antonio, Texas
November 30 - December 18
More than 185 school, church, company and civic choral groups perform nightly, many aboard boats floating on the
river. A wonderful way to see the River Walk lights and enjoy live Christmas music.
Hours:        Nightly
Cost:        Free


Light the Way*
University of the Incarnate Word
San Antonio, Texas
November 19 - December 31
A beautiful San Antonio Christmas tradition featuring nearly 1,000,000 lights.


River Walk in Lights*
San Antonio River Walk (Downtown area)
San Antonio, Texas
Day after Thanksgiving - New Year's.
Thousands of lights shine at the magnificent San Antonio River Walk.
Hours:  Nightly


SeaWorld's Christmas Celebration*
SeaWorld San Antonio
10500 Sea World Drive
San Antonio, Texas 78251
November 19, 2016 - January 1, 2017
SeaWorld is alight with more than 5,000,000 twinkling lights. Special shows and activities.
Hours:        See website below.
Cost:        See website below
More Information:        
https://seaworldparks.com/en/seaworld-sanantonio/christmas


Six Flags Holiday in the Park*
Six Flags Fiesta Texas
17000 IH W 10
San Antonio, Texas 78257
November 19, 2016 - January 2, 2017
Six Flags Fiesta Texas is lit up with more than 1,000,000 lights. Special shows, activities and more.
Hours:        See website below
Cost:        See website below
More Information:        
holiday.sixflags.com/fiestatexas/


Wonderland Christmas*
Morgan's Wonderland
5223 David Edwards Drive
San Antonio, Texas
Magnificent light displays, entertainment and more in the world's first theme park designed with special-needs individuals
in mind and built for everyone's enjoyment.
November 25 - December 23 (See website below for open dates)
Hours:        4 - 9 p.m.
Cost:        See website below.
More information:  
www.morganswonderland.com


Zoo Lights
San Antonio Zoo
3903 N. St. Mary's Street
San Antonio, Texas
The San Antonio Zoo is transformed by lights into a winter wonderland.
Hours:        See website below.
Cost:        See website below
More Information:  
www.sazoo.org/zoo_lights/


Spring

Schultz Holiday Lights *
19827 Rose Dawn Lane
Spring, Texas
Dates: November 25 - December 31, 2016
Magnificent residential lighting display that ranks as one of the brightest in Texas.
Hours: Nightly, beginning at 6:00 p.m. (Ends at 9:30 p.m. Sunday - Thursday and 10:30 p.m. Friday
and Saturday)
Cost:  Free (Donations Accepted for Labs Etc. Rescue & Northwest Assistance Ministries)
More Information:
http://schultzholidaylights.com/

Kentwood Drive in Lights*
Kentwood Drive
Spring, Texas 77380
Multiple residential lighting displays along Kentwood Drive


Tyler

Santa Land*
11455 I-20 West
Tyler, Texas
November 1, 2016 - January 4, 2017
Huge drive-through park with more than 2.5 million lights spread across 24 acres, concessions, activities & more.
Hours:        6 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. nightly
Cost:        $25 per car (other attractions cost more).
More Information:  
www.santalandtylertx.com



VIRGINIA


Multiple Cities

100 Miles of Lights *
Richmond, Virginia to Virginia Beach, Virginia
A trail of lights that features key displays in seven cities (Richmond, Williamsburg, Newport News,
Hampton, Norfolk,
Portsmouth and Virginia Beach.
More Information:  
www.100milesoflights.com/


Centreville

Bull Run Festival of Lights *
Route 29 (Lee Highway) off I-66
Centreville, Virginia
Dates: November 23 2016 – January 8, 2017
Massive lighting displays, carnival and other activities.
Times 5:30- 10:00p.m.
More Information
www.virginia.org/listings/Events/TheBullRunFestivalofLights/  


Newport News

2016 Celebration in Lights *
Newport News Park
Intersection of Ft. Eustis Blvd. & Jefferson Ave.
Newport News, Virginia
November 24, 2016 – January 1, 2017
More than 800,000 lights along a two-mile drive. Virginia’s first drive-through holiday light event is in its 24th season.
Times: 5:30 – 10 p.m. Daily
Admission: $12 per car, $60 per bus.


Virginia Beach

McDonald’s Holiday at the Beach *
On the Boardwalk between 2nd and 33rd Streets
Virginia Beach, Virginia
November 18, 2016 – January 1, 2017
Times:  5:30 p.m. – 10 p.m. (Sunday – Thursday), 5:30 p.m. – 11 p.m. (Friday & Saturday)
Admission: $15 per car nightly; $45 per motor coach CASH ONLY.
$8 entry Opening weekend November 18-22
More Information:
www.beachstreetusa.com/festivals/mcdonalds-holiday-lights-beach
An asterisk (*) symbol means location has been confirmed for 2015!
Fantasy in Lights at Callaway Gardens
Courtesy of Callaway Gardens