There are plenty of dazzling lights, red and green Christmas trees, and nativity scenes to admire because each of the 50 states celebrates the holidays in a unique way.
From lavish LED-lit drive-through experiences to chic tea light-lined walking retreats, Travel+Leisure picked the best Christmas light displays in each state.
We have some stunning displays right here in the United States, despite the fact that tourists go halfway across the world to witness the European Christmas lights dazzling holiday marketplaces, according to a T+L study.
The Zoo Lights at Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago, which was included on T+L’s list due to its 40-foot Christmas tree, more than 30 lighted animal silhouettes, a tree canopy light walk, and a 60-foot light tunnel, was named the best holiday display in the entire state of Illinois.
According to the ranking, the festival also offers kid-friendly activities like seasonal train rides and s’mores and hot cocoa stations. Tickets for The Zoo Lights at Lincoln Park Zoo can be purchased on the event’s official website from November 25 to December 30.