Christmas Lights and Festivals for the Rest of 2023.

Tons of Holiday Light Shows to enjoy with some NYE Festivals to bring in 2024!

Welcome back, Festival Fans!

This week, I am giving you the next TWO WEEKS of festivals because it’s primarily Holiday Light Shows to drive through or walk through over the Holiday Season. If you have kids, it’s not a bad idea to take them to see the lights some weeknight after dinner out. There are all sorts of places out there, so be sure to check out the map.

At the end of the year, there are some New Year’s Eve Festivals going on in some states and it’s interesting to see how what’s “dropping” at each NYE Fest.

For example, Florida has Shrimp, Beach Ball and Pineapple Drops, while Georgia has a Possum Drop, Maryland has a Donut Drop, North Carolina has a Blueberry Drop, Pennsylvania has a PEEP Drop and Wisconsin has a Cheese Drop (there are more in there, so scroll down and find them all).

If you’re already looking forward (maybe even planning) for festivals in 2024, you can always look ahead on all the Festival Guides. All you need to do is scroll down past December and you’ll find all the festivals of 2024!

Of course, most of them are only tentatively listed (and * next to the date), but I’ll be start confirming them soon…

…once I finish Texas and add New Jersey.

I’ll definitely start confirming 2024 Festivals in early January.

Have a great rest of the year, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year’s! I’ll see you next year with plenty of festival announcements.

Also, if you happen to be in Ohio over the next two weeks, check the post at OhioFestivals.net to see what’s going on. You can find it at https://ohiofestivals.net/ohio-weekend-123123/

Have a great rest of the year!

Until next week…

Love, Peace and Festival Grease!

Upcoming Festival Weekend: December 21-31, 2023

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MAP of festival and fair food cities this weekend.

If you can’t see the map on your smartphone, click HERE.

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My Experiences of this Weekend’s Festivals

No festival reviews this week.

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ALABAMA

12/18-12/24 – Oxford Festival of Lights VI – Oxford
12/18-12/24 – Magic of Lights: Alabama Adventure VI – Birmingham
12/18-12/24 – Lights of Noel VI – Birmingham
12/18-12/24 – Christmas in the Park V – Arab
12/18-12/24 – Rocket City Christmas Light Show VI – Madison
12/18-12/24 – Santa Land VI – Rogersville
12/18-12/24 – Christmas Lights Festival at the Montgomery Zoo IV – Montgomery
12/18-12/24 (Closed 12/24) – Glow Wild: An Animal Lantern Celebration VI – Birmingham
12/18-12/24 – Galaxy of Lights VI – Huntsville
12/18-12/24 – Magic Christmas in Lights V – Theodore
12/18-12/24 (Closed 12/24) – Christmas at the Falls V – Gadsden
12/21-12/24 – Cullman Christkindlmarkt V – Cullman

12/25-12/31 – Christmas in the Park VI – Arab
12/25-12/31 – Magic of Lights: Alabama Adventure VII – Birmingham
12/25-12/31 – Galaxy of Lights VII – Huntsville
12/25-12/31 (Closed 12/25) – Christmas at the Falls VI – Gadsden
12/25-12/31 (Closed 12/25) – Magic Christmas in Lights VI – Theodore
12/25-12/31 (Closed 12/25) – Glow Wild: An Animal Lantern Celebration VII – Birmingham
12/25-1/1 – Lights of Noel VII – Birmingham
12/25-1/1 – Rocket City Christmas Light Show VII – Madison
12/31 – MoonPie Over Mobile – Mobile

DELAWARE

12/18-12/24 – Gift of Lights Dover Motor Speedway V – Dover
12/21-12/24 – Schellville VI – Rehoboth Beach
12/22-12/23 – Zoo Lights and Christmas Nights IV – Townsend

12/25-12/31 – Gift of Lights Dover Motor Speedway VI – Dover
12/28-12/31 – Schellville VII – Rehoboth Beach
12/29-12/30 – Zoo Lights and Christmas Nights V – Townsend

FLORIDA

12/18-12/24 – Christmas Lane V – Plant City
12/18-12/24 – Holiday in Paradise IV – West Palm Beach
12/18-12/24 – Fantasy Lights Festival V – Palm Coast
12/18-12/24 – Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park Festival of Lights III – White Springs
12/18-12/24 – Enchant Christmas V – St. Petersburg
12/18-12/24 – Tampa Bay’s Festival of Lights and Santa’s Village V – Dover
12/18-12/24 – Magic of Lights at Daytona International Speedway VI – Daytona Beach
12/18-12/24 – Magic of Lights at Collier Fairgrounds VI – Naples
Weekend continues below…

12/18-12/24 – Dazzling Nights Jacksonville V – Jacksonville
12/18-12/24 – Dazzling Nights Orlando V – Orlando
12/18-12/24 (Closed 12/24) – The Central Florida Zoo and Botanical Gardens Asian Lantern Festival VI – Sanford
12/18-12/24 – Pinecrest Gardens Night of Lights III – Pinecrest
12/18-12/24 – The Wonderland of Lights IV – Auburndale
12/18-12/24 – The Wonderland of Lights: Port Charlotte IV – Port Charlotte
Weekend continues below…

12/18-12/24 – ZOOLights V – Jacksonville
12/18-12/24 – Night Garden VI – Coral Gables
12/18-12/24 – Santa’s Enchanted Forest VII – Hialeah
12/20-12/24 (Closed 12/24) – Christmas in the Wild V – Tampa
12/22-12/23 – Raprager Family Farm’s Winter Festival and Christmas Extravaganza V – Odessa
12/22-12/24 – Drive Thru Light Show VI – West Palm Beach
12/23 – Mayhem Ranch Winter Festival V – Morriston

12/25-12/29 (Closed 12/25) – Dazzling Nights Jacksonville VI – Jacksonville
12/25-12/30 (Closed 12/25) – Christmas in the Wild V – Tampa
12/25-12/30 – Fantasy Lights Festival VI – Palm Coast
12/25-12/30 – The Wonderland of Lights: Port Charlotte V – Port Charlotte
12/25-12/31 – Tampa Bay’s Festival of Lights and Santa’s Village VI – Dover
12/25-12/31 – Night Garden VII – Coral Gables
12/25-12/31 (Closed 12/25) – ZOOLights VI – Jacksonville
12/25-12/31 – The Wonderland of Lights V – Auburndale
12/25-12/31 – Holiday in Paradise V – West Palm Beach
Weekend continues below…

12/25-12/31 – Magic of Lights at Daytona International Speedway VII – Daytona Beach
12/25-12/31 – Magic of Lights at Collier Fairgrounds VII – Naples
12/25-12/31 (Closed 12/25) – Dazzling Nights Orlando VI – Orlando
12/25-12/31 – Enchant Christmas VI – St. Petersburg
12/25-12/31 – Pinecrest Gardens Night of Lights IV – Pinecrest
12/25-12/31 (Closed 12/25, 12/30,12/31) – The Central Florida Zoo and Botanical Gardens Asian Lantern Festival VII – Sanford
12/25-12/31 – Santa’s Enchanted Forest X – Hialeah
12/26 – Kwanzaa Celebration and Kuumba Village – Delray Beach
12/29-12/30 – Drive Thru Light Show VII – West Palm Beach
12/31 – New Year’s Eve Shrimp Drop – Fernandina Beach
12/31 – New Year’s Eve Beach Ball Drop – Panama City Beach
12/31 – Sarasota Pineapple Drop – Sarasota

GEORGIA

12/18-12/23 – Mountain Country Christmas in Lights V – Hiawassee
12/18-12/24 – Magic of Lights: Dixie Speedway V – Woodstock
12/18-12/24 – Garden Lights, Holiday Nights VI – Atlanta
12/18-12/24 – Glow Light Show VI – Lawrenceville
12/18-12/24 – ATL Holiday Lights V – Atlanta
12/18-12/24- Lights of the South VI – Grovetown
12/18-12/24 – December Nights and Holiday Lights VI – Savannah
12/18-12/24 – Lights of Life V – Marietta
12/18-12/24 – Shadrack’s Christmas Wonderland: Marietta VI – Marietta
12/18-12/24 – Holiday Lights of Hope IV – Woodstock
12/18-12/24 – Margaritaville’s Lakeside Lights Spectacular V – Buford
12/18-12/24 – Stone Mountain Christmas VII – Stone Mountain
Weekend continues below…

12/18-12/24 – Atlanta Christkindl Market V – Atlanta
12/18-12/24 – Festival of Trees at Town Center at Cobb VII – Kennesaw
12/18-12/24 – Magic of Lights: Dixie Speedway VI – Woodstock
12/18-12/24 – Holiday Lights at Veteran’s Park VI – Canton
12/18-12/24 – World of Illumination: Reindeer Road V – Marietta
12/18-12/24 (Closed 12/24) – Enchanted Garden of Lights VI – Lookout Mountain
12/18-12/24 – Fantasy in Lights at Callaway Resort and Gardens VI – Pine Mountain
12/18-12/24 (Closed 12/24) – Winter Wonderlights V – Athens
12/18-12/24 – IllumiNights at the Zoo: A Chinese Lantern Festival V – Atlanta
12/19-12/24 – A Country Christmas at Pettit Creek Farms V – Cartersville
12/22-12/23 – Wild Lights at Chehaw III – Albany
12/22-12/24 – Winter Lantern Festival VII – Lawrenceville
12/22-12/24 – Christmas Lights at A.H. Stephens State Park V – Crawfordville

12/25-12/26 – Festival of Trees at Town Center at Cobb VIII – Kennesaw
12/25-12/30 – Holiday Lights of Hope V – Woodstock
12/25-12/30 – ATL Holiday Lights VI – Atlanta
12/25-12/31 – Lights of Life VI – Marietta
12/25-12/31 – Glow Light Show VII – Lawrenceville
12/25-12/31 – Magic of Lights: Dixie Speedway VII – Woodstock
12/25-12/31 – Margaritaville’s Lakeside Lights Spectacular VI – Buford
12/25-12/31 – World of Illumination: Reindeer Road VI – Marietta
12/25-12/31 – Shadrack’s Christmas Wonderland: Marietta VII – Marietta
12/25-12/31 – Holiday Lights at Veteran’s Park VII – Canton
12/25-12/31 – Enchanted Garden of Lights VII – Lookout Mountain
Weekend continues below…

12/25-12/30 (Closed 12/25) – Lights of the South VII – Grovetown
12/25-12/31 (Closed 12/25) – IllumiNights at the Zoo: A Chinese Lantern Festival VI – Atlanta
12/25-12/31 – Garden Lights, Holiday Nights VII – Atlanta
12/25-12/31 (Closed 12/25) – Stone Mountain Christmas VIII – Stone Mountain
12/25-12/31 (Closed 12/25,12/31) – Winter Wonderlights VI – Athens
12/25-12/31 – Fantasy in Lights at Callaway Resort and Gardens VII – Pine Mountain
12/26-12/30 – A Country Christmas at Pettit Creek Farms VI – Cartersville
12/29-12/31 – Winter Lantern Festival VIII – Lawrenceville
12/31 – The Perry Buzzard Drop – Perry
12/31 – The Possum Drop – Tallapoosa
12/31* – Atlanta Peach Drop – Atlanta – CANCELLED

ILLINOIS

12/18-12/23 – Belleville Christkindlmarkt V – Belleville
12/18-12/24 – Christkindlmarket Chicago at Daley Plaza VI – Chicago
12/18-12/24 – Bright Nights: A Celebration of Lights V – Jerseyville
12/18-12/24 – Christkindlmarket Wrigleyville VI – Chicago
12/18-12/24 – Wonderlight’s Christmas in St. Louis VI – Madison
12/18-12/24 (Closed 12/24) – Way of Lights VI – Belleville
12/18-12/24 – Shelbyville Festival of Lights VI – Shelbyville
12/18-12/24 – Christkindlmarket Aurora V – Aurora
12/18-12/24 – Folepi’s Winter Wonderland V – East Peoria
12/18-12/24 (Closed 12/24) – Lightscape at the Chicago Botanical Garden VII – Glencoe
12/18-12/24 – Wonderland in Lights V – Effingham
12/18-12/24 – Holiday Lights in Lilacia Park IV – Lombard
Weekend continues below…

12/18-12/24 – Cosley Zoo Festival of Lights V – Wheaton
12/18-12/24 – Illumination: Tree Lights at Morton Arboretum V – Lisle
12/18-12/24 – Mattoon Lightworks VI – Mattoon
12/18-12/24 – ZooLights at Lincoln Park Zoo VI – Chicago
12/21-12/23- Brookfield Zoo Holiday Magic V – Brookfield
12/21-12/24 – Chatham Light Up the Park V – Chatham
12/23 – Holiday Cheers Market V – Alton
12/23-12/24 – Christmas in the Commons IV – New Lenox

12/25 – Chatham Light Up the Park VI – Chatham
12/25 – Bright Nights: A Celebration of Lights VI – Jerseyville
12/25-12/27 – Mattoon Lightworks VII – Mattoon
12/25-12/31 (Closed 12/25) – Cosley Zoo Festival of Lights VI – Wheaton
12/25-12/31 – Folepi’s Winter Wonderland VI – East Peoria
12/25-12/31 (Closed 12/25) – Way of Lights VII – Belleville
12/25-12/31 – Wonderlight’s Christmas in St. Louis VII – Madison
Weekend continues below…

12/25-12/31 – Shelbyville Festival of Lights VII – Shelbyville
12/25-12/31 – Christkindlmarket Wrigleyville VII – Chicago
12/25-12/31 (Closed 12/25) – Lightscape at the Chicago Botanical Garden VIII – Glencoe
12/25-12/31 – Illumination: Tree Lights at Morton Arboretum VI – Lisle
12/25-12/31 – ZooLights at Lincoln Park Zoo VII – Chicago
12/25-12/31 – Holiday Lights in Lilacia Park V – Lombard
12/25-12/31 – Wonderland in Lights VI – Effingham
12/26-12/31 – Brookfield Zoo Holiday Magic VI – Brookfield

INDIANA

12/18-12/24 – Festival of Trees VII – Indianapolis
12/18-12/24 – Winterlights VI – Indianapolis
12/18-12/24 – Ritzy’s Fantasy of Lights V – Evansville
12/18-12/24 – Lanthier Winery Festival of Trees V – Madison
12/18-12/24 (Closed 12/24) – Christmas Tyme Lights V – Lowell
12/18-12/24 (Closed 12/24) – Christmas at the Zoo VI – Indianapolis
12/18-12/24 – Christmas Nights of Lights VII – Indianapolis
12/18-12/24 – Winter Lights at Sunset Hill Farm VI – Valparaiso
12/20-12/22 – A Merry Prairie Holiday V – Fishers
12/20-12/24 – Carmel Christkindlmarkt German Holiday Market VI – Carmel
12/21-12/23 – Wild Zoo Wonderland IV – Fort Wayne
12/22-12/24 (Closed 12/24) – Gift of Lights at the Potawatomi Zoo V – South Bend

12/25 – Lanthier Winery Festival of Trees VI – Madison
12/25-12/30 (Closed 12/25) – Christmas Tyme Lights VI – Lowell
12/25-12/30 (Closed 12/25) – Christmas at the Zoo VII – Indianapolis
12/25-12/31 – Ritzy’s Fantasy of Lights VI – Evansville
12/25-12/31 – Winterlights VII – Indianapolis
12/25-12/31 – Festival of Trees VIII – Indianapolis
12/25-12/31 – Christmas Nights of Lights VIII – Indianapolis
12/25-1/1 – Winter Lights at Sunset Hill Farm VII – Valparaiso
12/26-12/30 – Wild Zoo Wonderland V – Fort Wayne

KENTUCKY

12/18-12/24 – Christmas in the Park Light Show V – Benton
12/18-12/24 – Patti’s Festival of Lights VIII – Grand Rivers
12/18-12/24 – Light Up The Fair VII – Burlington
12/18-12/24 – Christmas Island VI – Burnside
12/18-12/24 – Deck the Y’alls Lightfest VII – Florence
12/18-12/24 – Christmas in the Park V – Paducah
12/18-12/24 – Elizabethtown’s Christmas in the Park V – Elizabethtown
12/18-12/24 – Southern Lights Holiday Festival V – Lexington
12/18-12/24 – Winter Wonderland of Lights VI – Ashland
12/18-12/24 – Christmas at Panther Creek V – Owensboro
12/18-12/24 – Lights Under Louisville VII – Louisville
12/19-12/23 – ChristmasTime at the Ark Encounter V – Williamstown
12/21-12/24 (Closed 12/24) – Christmas at Mustard Seed Hill V – Millersburg
12/22-12/24 – Festival of Lights V – Mayfield

12/25-12/30 – Christmas in the Park Light Show VI – Benton
12/25-12/30 – Light Up The Fair VIII – Burlington
12/25-12/31 – Christmas Island VII – Burnside
12/25-12/31 – Deck the Y’alls Lightfest VIII – Florence
12/25-12/31 – Christmas in the Park VI – Paducah
12/25-12/31 – Southern Lights Holiday Festival VI – Lexington
12/25-12/31 – Patti’s Festival of Lights IX – Grand Rivers
12/25-12/31 – Christmas at Panther Creek VI – Owensboro
12/25-1/1 – Winter Wonderland of Lights VII – Ashland
12/25-1/1 – Lights Under Louisville VIII – Louisville
12/25-1/1 – Elizabethtown’s Christmas in the Park VI – Elizabethtown
12/26-12/30 – ChristmasTime at the Ark Encounter VI – Williamstown
12/29-1/1 – Festival of Lights VI – Mayfield

MARYLAND/WASHINGTON, DC

12/18-12/23 – North Pole Lights Walk V – Severn
12/18-12/23 – Downtown Holiday Market VI – Washington, DC
12/18-12/24 – Washington DC Temple Festival of Lights IV – Washington, DC
12/18-12/24 (Closed 12/19, 12/24) – Lumino City Festival V – Gaithersburg
12/18-12/24 – Lights on the Bay at Sandy Point State Park VI – Annapolis
12/18-12/24 – Christmas Village in Baltimore VI – Baltimore
12/18-12/24 – Winter Festival of Lights V – Upper Marlboro
12/18-12/24 – Enchant V – Washington, DC
Weekend continues below…

12/18-12/24 (Closed 12/24) – Garden of Lights at Brookside Gardens VII – Wheaton
12/18-12/24 – Winter Lights Festival at Seneca Creek State Park V – Gaithersburg
12/18-12/24 – Winter City Lights Holiday Festival VI – Olney
12/18-12/24 – Christmas at Gaylord National VI – National Harbor
12/18-12/24 (Closed 12/24) – Annmarie Garden in Lights V – Solomons
12/20-12/24 – Winterfest of Lights VI – Ocean City
12/22-12/24 (Closed 12/24) – Upperco Yuletide Village Light Trail and Train Garden V – Upperco

12/25-12/30 (Closed 12/25) – Upperco Yuletide Village Light Trail and Train Garden VI – Upperco
12/25-12/30 – Christmas at Gaylord National VII – National Harbor
12/25-12/30 – Winter City Lights Holiday Festival VII – Olney
12/25-12/31 – Winter Festival of Lights VI – Upper Marlboro
12/25-12/31 – Enchant VI – Washington, DC
12/25-12/31 (Closed 12/25) – Winter Lights Festival at Seneca Creek State Park VI – Gaithersburg
12/25-12/31 (Closed 12/25) – Lumino City Festival VI – Gaithersburg
12/25-12/31 (Closed 12/25) – Garden of Lights at Brookside Gardens VIII – Wheaton
12/25-1/1 – Washington DC Temple Festival of Lights V – Washington, DC
12/25-1/1 – Lights on the Bay at Sandy Point State Park VII – Annapolis
Weekend continues below…

12/25-1/1 (Closed 12/25) – Annmarie Garden in Lights VI – Solomons
12/27-12/31 – Winterfest of Lights VII – Ocean City
12/28-12/30 – North Pole Lights Walk VI – Severn
12/31 – Berlin New Year’s Eve – Berlin
12/31 – Big Night DC – National Harbor
12/31 – Havre de Grace Duck Drop – Havre de Grace
12/31 – First Night Talbot – Easton
12/31 – Krumpe’s Donut Drop – Hagerstown
12/31 – New Year’s Eve Key Drop on Carroll Creek – Frederick

MICHIGAN

12/18-12/24 – Nite Lights VI – Brooklyn
12/18-12/24 – The Colors of Christmas Wonderland V – Newaygo
12/18-12/24 – Wild Lights at the Detroit Zoo VI – Royal Oak
12/18-12/24 (Closed 12/24) – Lansing Holiday Light Show VI – Lansing
12/18-12/24 – Magic of Lights VI – Clarkston
12/18-12/24 – Sparkle in the Park V – Bear Lake
Weekend continues below…

12/19-12/24 (Closed 12/24) – Winter Wonder Lights at Meadow Brook V – Rochester
12/19-12/24 (Closed 12/24) – Holiday Nights in Greenfield Village IV – Dearborn
12/20-12/23 – Christmas at Crossroads Holiday Magic V – Flint
12/20-12/23 – Walk Through the Lights at Gull Meadow Farms IV – Richland
12/20-12/24 – Wayne County Lightfest VI – Westland
12/21-12/23 – Canterbury Village Holiday Stroll V – Lake Orion
12/21-12/24 (Closed 12/24) – Glenlore Trails Aurora VI – Commerce Township
12/21-12/24 (Closed 12/24) – LIGHTS at Fernwood V – Niles
12/21-12/24 (Closed 12/24) – Wonderland of Lights at Potter Park Zoo VI – Lansing
12/22-12/24 – St. Clair Shores Tunnel of Lights IV – St. Clair Shores

12/25-12/28 (Closed 12/25) – Holiday Nights in Greenfield Village V – Dearborn
12/25-12/30 – Magic of Lights VII – Clarkston
12/25-12/31 – Lansing Holiday Light Show VII – Lansing
12/25-12/31 – Nite Lights VII – Brooklyn
12/25-12/31 (Closed 12/25) – Wild Lights at the Detroit Zoo VII – Royal Oak
12/25-1/1 – The Colors of Christmas Wonderland VI – Newaygo
Weekend continues below…

12/25-1/1 – Sparkle in the Park VI – Bear Lake
12/27-12/31 (Closed 12/31) – Winter Wonder Lights at Meadow Brook V – Rochester
12/27-12/31 – LIGHTS at Fernwood VI – Niles
12/28-12/30 – Christmas at Crossroads Holiday Magic VI – Flint
12/28-12/31 (Closed 12/31) – Glenlore Trails Aurora VIII – Commerce Township
12/29-12/31 – St. Clair Shores Tunnel of Lights V – St. Clair Shore
12/31 – Kalamazoo New Year’s Eve Fest – Kalamazoo
12/31 – Rockin’ NYE – Wyandotte
12/31 – Cedar’s New Year’s Springing Eve Ball Drop – Cedar Springs

MISSISSIPPI

12/18-12/23 – Canton Christmas Festival IV – Canton
12/18-12/23 – Lights of the Wild IV – Hattiesburg
12/18-12/24 – 50 Nights of Lights VI – Cleveland
12/18-12/24 – Brandon Magic of Lights VI – Brandon
12/18-12/24 – Southern Lights in Central Park V – Southaven
12/18-12/24 (Closed 12/24) – Gulfport Harbor Lights Winter Festival V – Gulfport

12/25-12/31 – Gulfport Harbor Lights Winter Festival VI – Gulfport
12/25-1/1 – 50 Nights of Lights VII – Cleveland
12/25-12/31 – Brandon Magic of Lights VII – Brandon
12/25-12/31 – Southern Lights in Central Park VI – Southaven
12/31 – Tupelo’s New Year’s Eve Party – Tupelo
12/31 – Midnight on Front Street – Hattiesburg

NEW YORK

12/18-12/24 (closed 12/24) – The Fairgrounds Festival of Lights V – Hamburg
12/18-12/24 – Wegman’s Lights on the Lake VI – Liverpool
12/19-12/23 – Buffalo Holiday Market V – Buffalo
12/19-12/23 – Hamburg Holiday Market V – Hamburg
12/20-12/24 (Closed 12/24) – Roc Holiday Village IV – Rochester
12/23-12/24 – Dickens Christmas Festival V – Skaneateles

12/25-12/31 – Wegman’s Lights on the Lake VII – Liverpool
12/26-12/30 – Buffalo Holiday Market VI – Buffalo
12/26-12/30 – Hamburg Holiday Market VI – Hamburg

NORTH CAROLINA

12/18-12/23 – McLaurin Farms Christmas Festival V – Greensboro
12/18-12/23 – Lu Mil Vineyard Festival of Lights V – Elizabethtown
12/18-12/23 – Lake Julian Festival of Lights IV – Arden
12/18-12/24 – Lake Myra Christmas Lights V – Wendell
12/18-12/24 – Tanglewood Park Festival of Lights VI – Clemmons
12/18-12/24 – Hill Ridge Farms Festival of Lights V – Youngsville
12/18-12/24 – Christmas Wonderland of Lights at Zootastic Park VI – Troutman
12/18-12/24 (Closed 12/24) – Kannapolis Celebration of Lights VI – Kannapolis
Weekend continues below…

12/18-12/24 (Closed 12/24) – Winterfest at Carowinds V – Charlotte
12/18-12/24 – NC Chinese Lantern Festival VI – Cary
12/18-12/24 – The North Carolina Arboretum’s Winter Lights VI – Asheville
12/18-12/24 (Closed 12/24) – Country Christmas Train at Denton FarmPark V – Denton
12/18-12/24 (Closed 12/24) – Speedway Christmas VI – Charlotte
12/18-12/24 – Shadrack Christmas Wonderland V – Tryon
12/19-12/24 (Closed 12/24) – Elizabethan Gardens WinterLights VI – Manteo
12/19-12/24 (Closed 12/24)- Holidays at the Garden V – Belmont
12/20-12/24 (Closed 12/24) – Tweetsie Christmas V – Blowing Rock

12/25-12/27 (Closed 12/25) – Country Christmas Train at Denton FarmPark VI – Denton
12/25-12/30 (Closed 12/25) – Kannapolis Celebration of Lights VII – Kannapolis
12/25-12/30 (Closed 12/25) – Tweetsie Christmas VI – Blowing Rock
12/25-12/30 – Hill Ridge Farms Festival of Lights VI – Youngsville
12/25-12/31 – Lake Myra Christmas Lights VI – Wendell
12/25-12/31 – The North Carolina Arboretum’s Winter Lights VII – Asheville
Weekend continues below…

12/25-12/31 – Tanglewood Park Festival of Lights VII – Clemmons
12/25-12/31 – NC Chinese Lantern Festival VII – Cary
12/25-12/31 (Closed 12/25) – Winterfest at Carowinds VI – Charlotte
12/25-12/31 – Speedway Christmas VII – Charlotte
12/25-12/31 – Shadrack Christmas Wonderland VI – Tryon
12/25-12/30 (Closed 12/25) – Elizabethan Gardens WinterLights VII – Manteo
Weekend continues below…

12/25-1/1 – Christmas Wonderland of Lights at Zootastic Park VII – Troutman
12/29-12/30 – McLaurin Farms Christmas Festival VI – Greensboro
12/31 – Greenville New Year’s Eve Celebration – Greenville
12/31 – First Night Raleigh – Raleigh
12/31 – Midnight Magic in Manteo – Manteo
12/31 – New Year’s Eve Blueberry Drop – Burgaw
12/31 – Southern Pines First Eve Celebration – Southern Pines
12/31 – New Years Eve Gold Nugget Drop – Marion

OHIO

Ohio Festivals can be found at ohiofestivals.net/ohio-festivals/

PENNSYLVANIA

12/18-12/24 – Peoples Gas Holiday Market VI – Pittsburgh
12/18-12/24 – Tinseltown Holiday Spectacular V – Philadelphia
12/18-12/24 – A Longwood Christmas at Longwood Gardens VI – Kennett Square
12/18-12/24 – Holiday Light Show at Shady Brook Farm VI – Yardley
12/18-12/24 (Closed 12/24) – Holiday Lights at Gring’s Mill IV – Reading
12/18-12/24 – Koziar’s Christmas Village VIII – Bernville
12/18-12/24 – Zoo Lights Drive Thru V – Pittsburgh
12/18-12/24 – Christmas Light-Up VI – Clinton
Weekend continues below…

12/18-12/24 (Closed 12/24) – Overly’s Country Christmas VI – Greensburg
12/18-12/24 – Holiday Lights on the Lake VI – Altoona
12/18-12/24 (Closed 12/24) – Wild Lights at Elmood Park Zoo VI – Norristown
12/18-12/24 – Christmas in the Park V – Grove City
12/20-12/24* (Closed 12/23, 12/24) – Holiday Nights of Lights V – Bedford
12/20-12/23 – Country Christmas at Port Farms V – Waterford
12/20-12/24 (Closed 12/24) – LumiNature at the Philadelphia Zoo VI – Philadelphia
12/22-12/24 – A Very Furry Christmas VI – Langhorne
12/22-12/24 (Closed 12/24) – Holiday Lights at Kennywood VI – West Mifflin
12/23 – Holiday Markets at the Pier IV (Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest) – Philadelphia
12/23 – Presque Isle Lights IV – Erie

12/25-12/26 (Closed 12/25) – Holiday Nights of Lights VI – Bedford
12/25-12/30 (Closed 12/25) – Wild Lights at Elmood Park Zoo VII – Norristown
12/25-12/30 – Zoo Lights Drive Thru VI – Pittsburgh
12/25-12/30 (Closed 12/25) – Overly’s Country Christmas VII – Greensburg
12/25-12/31 – Holiday Light Show at Shady Brook Farm VII – Yardley
12/25-12/31 – A Longwood Christmas at Longwood Gardens VII – Kennett Square
12/25-12/31 – A Very Furry Christmas VII – Langhorne
12/25-12/31 – Christmas in the Park VI – Grove City
Weekend continues below…

12/25-12/31 (Closed 12/25) – LumiNature at the Philadelphia Zoo VII – Philadelphia
12/25-12/31 – Christmas Light-Up VII – Clinton
12/25-12/31 – Holiday Lights on the Lake VII – Altoona
12/25-1/1 – Koziar’s Christmas Village IX – Bernville
12/25-1/1 (Closed 12/25) – Holiday Lights at Kennywood VII – West Mifflin
12/25-1/1 (Closed 12/25) – Tinseltown Holiday Spectacular VI – Philadelphia
12/28-12/30 – Holiday Lights at Gring’s Mill IV – Reading
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12/29 – Presque Isle Lights V – Erie
12/29-12/30 – HiJinx Festival – Philadelphia
12/30-12/31 – PEEPSFEST and Peeps Chick Drop – Bethlehem
12/31 – Gettysburg New Year’s Eve Celebration – Gettysburg
12/31 – First Night – Pittsburgh
12/31 – First Night State College – State College
12/31 – New Year’s Eve Bologna Drop – Lebanon

SOUTH CAROLINA

12/18-12/22 – Christmas in Hopelands III – Aiken
12/18-12/24 – Swan Lake Fantasy of Lights IV – Sumter
12/18-12/24 – Holiday Festival of Lights VI – Charleston
12/18-12/24 (Closed 12/24) – Winter Wonderland at the Beach V – Myrtle Beach
12/18-12/24 – The Great Christmas Light Show V – Little River
12/18-12/24 (Closed 12/24) – Riverbanks Zoo Wild Lights VI – Columbia
12/18-12/24 (Closed 12/24) – Celebrate the Season Holiday Lights V – Moncks Corner
12/18-12/24 – Upstate Holiday Light Show V – Easley
12/18-12/24 – Holiday Lights on the River V – Columbia
12/18-12/24 – Anderson Christmas Lights V – Anderson
12/18-12/24 – Magic of Lights: Hollywild VI – Inman
12/22-12/23 – Yuletide Unicorn and Night-Light Twinkling Light Show VI – Fountain Inn

12/25 – Anderson Christmas Lights VI – Anderson
12/25-12/30 (Closed 12/25) – Celebrate the Season Holiday Lights VI – Moncks Corner
12/25-12/31 (Closed 12/25) – Riverbanks Zoo Wild Lights VII – Columbia
12/25-12/30 (Closed 12/25) – The Great Christmas Light Show VI – Little River
12/25-12/31 – Holiday Lights on the River VI – Columbia
12/25-12/31 – Magic of Lights: Hollywild VII – Inman
12/25-12/31 – Swan Lake Fantasy of Lights V – Sumter
12/25-12/31 (Closed 12/25) – Winter Wonderland at the Beach VI – Myrtle Beach
12/25-12/31 – Holiday Festival of Lights VI – Charleston
12/25-12/31 – Upstate Holiday Light Show VI – Easley
12/31 – New Year’s Eve Flip-Flop Drop – Folly Beach

TENNESSEE

12/18-12/24 – NoogaLights at Chester Frost Park VI – Chattanooga
12/18-12/24 – Zoolumination: Chinese Festival of Lights VI – Nashville
12/18-12/24 – Franktown’s Festival of Lights VI – Franklin
12/18-12/24 – Skyland Ranch Festival of Lights VIII – Sevierville
12/18-12/24 – Shadrack’s Christmas Adventure V – Sevierville
12/18-12/24 – Starry Nights at Shelby Farms Park V – Memphis
12/18-12/24 – Shadrack’s Christmas Wonderland V – Johnson City
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12/18-12/24 – Christmas on the Cumberland VI – Clarksville
12/18-12/24 (Closed 12/24) – Zoo Lights at Memphis Zoo V – Memphis
12/18-12/24 – Pinnacle Speedway in Lights VI – Bristol
12/18-12/24 (Closed 12/24) – Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas VIII – Pigeon Forge
12/18-12/24 – Lights Over Gatlinburg VI – Gatlinburg
12/18-12/24 – Chad’s Winter Wonderland V – Lebanon
12/18-12/24 – The Dancing Lights of Christmas VII – Lebanon
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12/18-12/24 – A Country Christmas at Gaylord Opryland IV – Nashville
12/18-12/24 – Holiday Lights at Cheekwood Estate and Gardens VII – Nashville
12/20-12/24 – Asian Lantern Festival at the Chattanooga Zoo VI – Chattanooga
12/20-12/24 – Enchanted Forest Festival of Trees VI – Memphis
12/23-12/24 – Christkindlesmarkt V – Knoxville

12/25-12/28 – Starry Nights at Shelby Farms Park VI – Memphis
12/25-12/31 – Franktown’s Festival of Lights VII – Franklin
12/25-12/31 – NoogaLights at Chester Frost Park VII – Chattanooga
12/25-12/31 – Pinnacle Speedway in Lights VII – Bristol
12/25-12/31 – Skyland Ranch Festival of Lights IX – Sevierville
12/25-12/31 – Zoolumination: Chinese Festival of Lights VII – Nashville
12/25-12/31 – Christmas on the Cumberland VII – Clarksville
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12/25-12/31 – Shadrack’s Christmas Adventure VI – Sevierville
12/25-12/31 – Lights Over Gatlinburg VII – Gatlinburg
12/25-12/31 – Shadrack’s Christmas Wonderland VI – Johnson City
12/25-12/31 – A Country Christmas at Gaylord Opryland VIII – Nashville
12/25-12/31 (Closed 12/31) – Zoo Lights at Memphis Zoo VI – Memphis
12/25-12/31 (Closed 12/25) – Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas IX – Pigeon Forge
12/25-12/31 – The Dancing Lights of Christmas VIII – Lebanon
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12/25-12/31 – Holiday Lights at Cheekwood Estate and Gardens VII – Nashville
12/25-12/31 – Chad’s Winter Wonderland VI – Lebanon
12/27-12/31 – Enchanted Forest Festival of Trees VII – Memphis
12/27-12/31 – Asian Lantern Festival at the Chattanooga Zoo VII – Chattanooga
12/31 – New Year’s Eve Celebration – Gatlinburg

VIRGINIA

12/18-12/23 – Lighted Nights at Claude Moore Park III – Sterling
12/18-12/24 (Closed 12/24) – GardenFest of Lights V – Richmond
12/18-12/24 – Garden of Lights VII – Norfolk
12/18-12/24 – Bright Nights on the Bluffwalk V – Lynchburg
12/18-12/24 (Closed 12/24) – Kings Dominion WinterFest VI – Doswell
12/18-12/24 – Busch Gardens Christmas Town VII – Williamsburg
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12/18-12/24 – Buchanan Festival of Lights IV – Buchanan
12/18-12/24 – Meadowlark Gardens Winter Walk of Lights VII – Vienna
12/18-12/24 – Illuminate Light Show and Santa’s Village VI – Doswell
12/18-12/24 – Bull Run Festival of Lights VII – Centreville
12/18-12/24 – Suffolk Festival of Lights V – Suffolk
12/19-12/24 – Winter Wander VI – Charlottesville
12/21-12/24 (Closed 12/24) – Williamsburg Christmas Market V – Williamsburg
12/22-12/24 – Winter Lantern Festival V – Tysons

12/25-12/31 – Buchanan Festival of Lights V – Buchanan
12/25-12/31 (Closed 12/25) – GardenFest of Lights VI – Richmond
12/25-12/31 – Garden of Lights VIII – Norfolk
12/25-12/31 (Closed 12/26, 12/27) – Suffolk Festival of Lights VI – Suffolk
12/25-12/31 – Bright Nights on the Bluffwalk VI – Lynchburg
12/25-12/31 (Closed 12/25) – Kings Dominion WinterFest VII – Doswell
12/25-12/31 – Busch Gardens Christmas Town VIII – Williamsburg
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12/25-12/31 – Meadowlark Gardens Winter Walk of Lights VIII – Vienna
12/25-12/31 – Illuminate Light Show and Santa’s Village VII – Doswell
12/25-12/31 – Bull Run Festival of Lights VIII – Centreville
12/26-12/31 – Winter Wander VII – Charlottesville
12/29-12/31 – Winter Lantern Festival VI – Tysons
12/30 – Capital City Kwanzaa Festival – Richmond
12/31 – First Night Virginia – Charlottesville

WEST VIRGINIA

12/18-12/24 (Closed 12/24) – St. Albans Festival of Lights V – St. Albans
12/18-12/24 – Oglebay’s Winter Festival of Lights VII – Wheeling
12/18-12/24 – Bluefield Holiday of Lights V – Bluefield
12/20-12/24 (Closed 12/24) – Celebration of Lights V – Fairmont
12/22-12/23 – The Magic of Christmas in Lewisburg VI – Lewisburg

12/25-12/26 (Closed 12/25) – St. Albans Festival of Lights VI – St. Albans
12/25-12/30 (Closed 12/25) – Celebration of Lights VI – Fairmont
12/25-12/31 – Bluefield Holiday of Lights VI – Bluefield
12/25-12/31 – Oglebay’s Winter Festival of Lights VIII – Wheeling
12/31 – Downtown Countdown – Princeton

WISCONSIN

12/18-12/24 – Enchantment in the Park V – West Bend
12/18-12/24 – Enchant V – Milwaukee
12/18-12/24 – Miracle at Big Rock V – St. Croix Falls
12/18-12/24 – Rotary Winter Wonderland V – Marshfield
12/18-12/24 – Celebration of Lights V – Oshkosh
12/18-12/24 – Winter Wonders at Boerner Botanical Gardens V – Hales Corners
12/18-12/24 – Chippewa Falls Christmas Village V – Chippewa Falls
12/18-12/24 (Closed 12/24) – Sam’s Christmas Village and Light Tour V – Somerset
12/18-12/24 – Lights in Lincoln Park V – Manitowoc
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12/18-12/24 – Milwaukee Holiday Lights Festival VI – Milwaukee
12/18-12/24 (Closed 12/24) – Rotary Botanical Gardens Holiday Light Show V – Janesville
12/18-12/24 (Closed 12/24) – Henry Vilas Zoo Lights V – Madison
12/18-12/24 (Closed 12/24) – The North Pole Christmas Village VI – Chilton
12/18-12/24 – Christmas Carnival of Lights VI – Caledonia
12/18-12/24 – East Troy Lights IV – East Troy
12/18-12/24 – Rotary Lights V – La Crosse
12/18-12/24 – Country Christmas VI – Pewaukee
12/21-12/23 – Wild Lights at Milwaukee County Zoo IV – Milwaukee
12/21-12/24 (Closed 12/24) – Garden of Lights at Green Bay Botanical Gardens V – Green Bay
12/22-12/24 – Fox Cities Festival of Lights V – Harrison
12/22-12/24 – Delightfully Calumet Holiday Light Show IV – Chilton

12/25-12/28 – Lights in Lincoln Park VI – Manitowoc
12/25-12/30 (Closed 12/25) – Rotary Botanical Gardens Holiday Light Show VI – Janesville
12/25-12/30 (Closed 12/25) – Henry Vilas Zoo Lights VI – Madison
12/25-12/30 (Closed 12/25) – Garden of Lights at Green Bay Botanical Gardens VI – Green Bay
12/25-12/31 – Rotary Winter Wonderland VI – Marshfield
12/25-12/31 (Closed 12/26, 12/27) – Fox Cities Festival of Lights VI – Harrison
12/25-12/31 – Miracle at Big Rock VI – St. Croix Falls
12/25-12/31 – East Troy Lights V – East Troy
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12/25-12/31 – Enchant VI – Milwaukee
12/25-12/31 – Celebration of Lights VI – Oshkosh
12/25-12/31 – Chippewa Falls Christmas Village VI – Chippewa Falls
12/25-12/31 – Rotary Lights VI – La Crosse
12/25-12/31 – Milwaukee Holiday Lights Festival VII – Milwaukee
12/25-12/31 – Country Christmas VII – Pewaukee
12/25-12/31 – Sam’s Christmas Village and Light Tour VI – Somerset
Weekend continues below…

12/25-12/31 – Winter Wonders at Boerner Botanical Gardens VI – Hales Corners
12/25-12/31 (Closed 12/25) – Christmas Carnival of Lights VII – Caledonia
12/26-12/30 – Wild Lights at Milwaukee County Zoo V – Milwaukee
12/27-12/31 – Dropping of the Carp/Carpfest – Prairie du Chien
12/29-12/31 – Delightfully Calumet Holiday Light Show V – Chilton
12/31 – New Year’s Eve Sartori Big Cheese Drop – Plymouth
12/31 – New Year’s Eve Cherry Drop – Sister Bay

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