Holiday Festival Weekend: December 22-25, 2022

Holiday Festivals continue through Chanukah and Christmas, plus an Announcement!

I hope all of you are staying healthy and happy through nights of Chanukah and toward Christmas Eve and Day. There may be some cold weather coming through, so do your best to plan ahead to prevent any complications.

Festivals this week mostly consist of Holiday Light Shows with some Chanukah Festivals sprinkled into the state of Florida.

That being said, festivals are pretty much playing second fiddle to all the holiday activities going on this week, as they likely will next week as well.

Therefore, let me make a quick announcement for the year ahead:

In 2023, I am going to add a few more State Festival Guides to the list.

While the states themselves will be announced a little later (likely in January), you can look to the map and take a guess on which states make the most sense. If I’m really ambitious (and bored), I may complete one of the states that I only list half of at the moment.

Oh – and I intend to add at least 4 more states (and a district).

Okay, have a wonderful weekend, a Happy Chanukah and a Merry Christmas!

Also, it’s my birthday on Christmas Eve. So a big ole Happy birthday to me!

Love, Peace and Festival Grease!

Holiday Festival Weekend: December 22-25, 2022

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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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ALABAMA

12/19-12/24 – Oxford Festival of Lights VI – Oxford
12/19-12/25 – Lights of Noel VI – Birmingham
12/19-12/25 – Christmas in the Park V – Arab
12/19-12/25 – Rocket City Christmas Light Show VI – Madison
12/19-12/25 (Closed 12/25) – Winter Park at The Orion V – Huntsville
12/19-12/25 – Santa Land VI – Rogersville
12/19-12/25 – Christmas Lights Festival at the Montgomery Zoo IV – Montgomery
12/19-12/25 (Closed 12/25) – Galaxy of Lights VII – Huntsville
12/19-12/25 (Closed 12/25) – Magic Christmas in Lights V – Theodore
12/19-12/25 (Closed 12/24,12/25) – Glow Wild: An Animal Lantern Celebration VI – Birmingham
12/19-12/25 (Closed 12/24,12/25) – Christmas at the Falls V – Gadsden

FLORIDA

12/19-12/23 – Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park Festival of Lights III – White Springs
12/19-12/24 – Christmas Lane V – Plant City
12/19-12/25 – Holiday in Paradise IV – West Palm Beach
12/19-12/25 – Space Coast Light Festival V – Palm Bay
12/19-12/25 – Night of a Million Lights VII – Kissimmee
12/19-12/25 – Enchant Christmas V – St. Petersburg
12/19-12/25 – Tampa Bay’s Festival of Lights and Santa’s Village V – Dover
12/19-12/25 – Magic of Lights at Daytona International Speedway VI – Daytona Beach
12/19-12/25 – Magic of Lights at Homestead-Miami Speedway VI – Homestead
12/19-12/25 (Closed 12/25) – Dazzling Nights Jacksonville V – Jacksonville
12/19-12/25 (Closed 12/25) – Dazzling Nights Orlando V – Orlando
12/19-12/25 (Closed 12/24,12/25) – The Central Florida Zoo and Botanical Gardens Asian Lantern Festival VI – Sanford
12/19-12/25 (Closed 12/24,12/25) – Raprager Family Farm’s Winter Festival and Christmas Extravaganza V – Odessa
12/19-12/25 – Pinecrest Gardens Night of Lights III – Pinecrest
12/19-12/25 – The Wonderland of Lights and America’s Christmas Village V – Auburndale
12/19-12/25 – Santa’s Enchanted Forest VII – Hialeah
12/20 – Totally Lit! A Hanukkah Celebration! – Jacksonville
12/21 – Chanukah Celebration – Naples
12/21-12/23 – Mayhem Ranch Winter Festival IV – Morriston
12/22 – Florida Chanukah Festival – Hollywood
12/22-12/23 – Hunsader Farms Country Christmas III – Bradenton
12/22-12/25 (Closed 12/25) – ZOOLights III – Jacksonville
12/22-12/25 (Closed 12/24,12/25) – Christmas in the Wild V – Tampa
12/24 – The Fuzzy Pineapple Winter Festival – Tallahassee

GEORGIA

12/19-12/23 – Holiday Lights of Hope IV – Woodstock
12/19-12/23 – Mountain Country Christmas in Lights V – Hiawassee
12/19-12/24 – December Nights and Holiday Lights V – Savannah
12/19-12/25 – Garden Lights, Holiday Nights VII – Atlanta
12/19-12/25 – Atlanta Holiday Lights V – Atlanta
12/19-12/25 – Lights of Life V – Marietta
12/19-12/25 – Margaritaville’s Lakeside Lights Spectacular VI – Buford
12/19-12/25 (Closed 12/25) – Stone Mountain Christmas VII – Stone Mountain
12/19-12/24 – Atlanta Christkindl Market V – Atlanta
12/19-12/25 – Festival of Trees at Town Center at Cobb VII – Kennesaw
12/19-12/25 – Holiday Lights at Veteran’s Park VI – Canton
12/19-12/25 – World of Illumination: Reindeer Road V – Marietta
12/19-12/25 (Closed 12/24) – Enchanted Garden of Lights VI – Lookout Mountain
12/19-12/25 – Fantasy in Lights at Callaway Resort and Gardens VI – Pine Mountain
12/19-12/25 (Closed 12/24, 12/25) – Winter Wonderlights V – Athens
12/19-12/25 (Closed 12/25) – Festival of Lights at Chehaw Park and Zoo III – Albany
12/19-12/25 (Closed 12/25) – IllumiNights at the Zoo: A Chinese Lantern Festival V – Atlanta
12/19-12/25 (Closed 12/25) – Holiday Road Atlanta V – Fairburn
12/20-12/25 – A Country Christmas at Pettit Creek Farms V – Cartersville
12/23-12/25 – Christmas Lights at A.H. Stephens State Park V – Crawfordville

ILLINOIS

12/19-12/24 – Christkindlmarket Chicago at Daley Plaza VI – Chicago
12/19-12/24 – Christkindlmarket Wrigleyville VI – Chicago
12/19-12/24 – Christkindlmarket Aurora V – Aurora
12/19-12/25 – East Peoria Festival of Lights V – East Peoria
12/19-12/25 (Closed 12/24, 12/25) – Lightscape at the Chicago Botanical Garden VII – Glencoe
12/19-12/25 – Wonderland in Lights V – Effingham
12/19-12/25 – Holiday Lights in Lilacia Park IV – Lombard
12/19-12/25 (Closed 12/25) – Cosley Zoo Festival of Lights V – Wheaton
12/19-12/25 – Illumination: Tree Lights at Morton Arboretum V – Lisle
12/19-12/25 – Shelbyville Festivals of Lights VI – Shelbyville
12/19-12/25 – Mattoon Lightworks VI – Mattoon
12/19-12/25 (Closed 12/24, 12/25) – ZooLights at Lincoln Park Zoo VI – Chicago
12/22-12/25 – Chatham Light Up the Park V – Chatham

INDIANA

12/19-12/22 – Wild Zoo Wonderland IV – Fort Wayne
12/19-12/24 – Waterman’s Winter Wonderland Christmas Festival V – Indianapolis
12/19-12/25 – Festival of Trees VII – Indianapolis
12/19-12/25 – Winterlights VI – Indianapolis
12/19-12/25 – Ritzy’s Fantasy of Lights V – Evansville
12/19-12/25 (Closed 12/25) – Lanthier Winery Festival of Trees V – Madison
12/19-12/25 (Closed 12/24, 12/25) – Christmas Tyme Lights V – Lowell
12/19-12/25 (Closed 12/24, 12/25) – Christmas at the Zoo VI – Indianapolis
12/19-12/25 – Christmas Nights of Lights VII – Indianapolis
12/19-12/25 – Winter Lights at Sunset Hill Farm VI – Valparaiso
12/21-12/22 – A Merry Prairie Holiday V – Fishers
12/21-12/23 – Carmel Christkindlmarkt German Holiday Market VI – Carmel

KENTUCKY

12/19-12/25 – Christmas in the Park Light Show V – Benton
12/19-12/25 – Patti’s Festival of Lights VIII – Grand Rivers
12/19-12/25 – Christmas at Mustard Seed Hill V – Millersburg
12/19-12/25 – Christmas in the Park V – Paducah
12/19-12/25 – Elizabethtown’s Christmas in the Park V – Elizabethtown
12/19-12/25 (Closed 12/24,12/25) – ChristmasTime at the Ark Encounter V – Williamstown
12/19-12/25 (Closed 12/24) – Southern Lights Holiday Festival V – Lexington
12/19-12/25 – Winter Wonderland of Lights VI – Ashland
12/19-12/25 – Christmas at Panther Creek V – Owensboro
12/19-12/25 – Winter Woods Spectacular V – Louisville
12/19-12/25 – Lights Under Louisville VII – Louisville
12/23-12/25 – Festival of Lights V – Mayfield

MICHIGAN

12/19-12/25 (Closed 12/24-12/25) – Holiday Nights in Greenfield Village IV – Dearborn
12/19-12/25 – Nite Lights V – Brooklyn
12/19-12/25 – The Colors of Christmas Wonderland V – Newaygo
12/19-12/25 (Closed 12/24, 12/25) – Wild Lights at the Detroit Zoo VI – Royal Oak
12/19-12/25 (Closed 12/24) – Lansing Holiday Light Show VI – Lansing
12/19-12/25 – Magic of Lights VI – Clarkston
12/19-12/25 – Sparkle in the Park V – Bear Lake
12/20-12/25 (Closed 12/24, 12/25) – Winter Wonder Lights at Meadow Brook V – Rochester
12/21-12/23 – Christmas at Crossroads Holiday Magic V – Flint
12/21-12/25 (Closed 12/25) – Wayne County Lightfest VI – Westland
12/22-12/23 – Canterbury Village Holiday Stroll V – Lake Orion
12/22-12/25 (Closed 12/24-12/25) – Glenlore Trails Aurora VI – Commerce Township
12/22-12/25 (Closed 12/24-12/25) – Wonderland of Lights at Potter Park Zoo VI – Lansing

NEW YORK

12/19-12/25 (closed 12/24-12/25) – The Fairgrounds Festival of Lights V – Hamburg
12/19-12/25 – Wegman’s Lights on the Lake VI – Liverpool
12/19-12/25 – Buffalo/Niagara Holiday Light Show VI – Lockport
12/20-12/23 – Buffalo Holiday Market V – Buffalo
12/22-12/25 (Closed 12/24, 12/25) – Roc Holiday Village IV – Rochester
12/23-12/24 – Dickens Christmas Festival V – Skaneateles
12/23-12/25 (Closed 12/24, 12/25) – Zoo Lights at the Buffalo Zoo V – Buffalo

NORTH CAROLINA

12/19-12/23 – Lu Mil Vineyard Festival of Lights V – Elizabethtown
12/19-12/23 – McLaurin Farms Christmas Festival V – Greensboro
12/19-12/23 – Lake Julian Festival of Lights IV – Arden
12/19-12/23 – Charlotte Christmas Village V – Charlotte
12/19-12/23 – Light the Knights Charlotte Christmas Village V – Charlotte
12/19-12/24 – WRAL Nights of Lights V – Raleigh
12/19-12/25 – Christmas Wonderland of Lights at Zootastic Park VI – Troutman
12/19-12/25 – Lake Myra Christmas Lights V – Wendell
12/19-12/25 – Tanglewood Park Festival of Lights VII – Clemmons
12/19-12/25 – Hill Ridge Farms Festival of Lights V – Youngsville
12/19-12/25 (Closed 12/24,12/25) – Kannapolis Celebration of Lights VI – Kannapolis
12/19-12/25 (Closed 12/24,12/25) – Winterfest at Carowinds V – Charlotte
12/19-12/25 – NC Chinese Lantern Festival VI – Cary
12/19-12/25 – The North Carolina Arboretum’s Winter Lights VI – Asheville
12/19-12/25 (Closed 12/24,12/25) – Country Christmas Train at Denton FarmPark V – Denton
12/19-12/25 (Closed 12/24) – Speedway Christmas VI – Charlotte
12/19-12/25 – Shadrack Christmas Wonderland V – Tryon
12/20-12/25 (Closed 12/24,12/25) – Elizabethan Gardens WinterLights V – Manteo
12/20-12/25 (Closed 12/24,12/25) – Tweetsie Christmas V – Blowing Rock
12/21-12/25 (Closed 12/24, 12/25)- Holidays at the Garden V – Belmont

OHIO

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

PENNSYLVANIA

12/19-12/24 – Peoples Gas Holiday Market VI – Pittsburgh
12/19-12/25 – Shadrack’s Christmas Wonderland VI – Butler
12/19-12/25 – Zoo Lights Drive Thru V – Pittsburgh
12/19-12/25 – Christmas Light-Up VI – Clinton
12/19-12/25 (Closed 12/24,12/25) – Overly’s Country Christmas VI – Greensburg
12/19-12/25 – Holiday Lights on the Lake VI – Altoona
12/19-12/25 – Christmas in the Park V – Grove City
12/20-12/25 (Closed 12/23, 12/24, 12/25) – Holiday Nights of Lights V – Bedford
12/22-12/23 – Presque Isle Lights IV – Erie

SOUTH CAROLINA

12/19-12/22 – Christmas in Hopelands III – Aiken
12/19-12/25 – Swan Lake Fantasy of Lights IV – Sumter
12/19-12/25 – Holiday Festival of Lights VI – Charleston
12/19-12/25 (Closed 12/24, 12/25) – Winter Wonderland at the Beach VI – Myrtle Beach
12/19-12/25 (Closed 12/25) – The Great Christmas Light Show V – Little River
12/19-12/25 (Closed 12/24,12/25) – Riverbanks Zoo and Garden’s Lights Before Christmas VI – Columbia
12/19-12/25 (Closed 12/24,12/25) – Celebrate the Season Holiday Lights V – Moncks Corner
12/19-12/25 – Upstate Holiday Light Show V – Easley
12/19-12/25 – Holiday Lights on the River V – Columbia
12/19-12/25 – Anderson Christmas Lights V – Anderson
12/19-12/25 – Holiday Lights Safari at Hollywild V – Inman
12/23 – StarLight Unicorn Night-Lights with Santa V – Fountain Inn

TENNESSEE

12/19-12/25 (Closed 12/25) – NoogaLights at Chester Frost Park VI – Middle Valley
12/19-12/25 (Closed 12/25) – Zoolumination: Chinese Festival of Lights VI – Nashville
12/19-12/25 – Franktown’s Festival of Lights VI – Franklin
12/19-12/25 – Shadrack’s Christmas Wonderland VIII – Kodak
12/19-12/25 – Shadrack’s Christmas Adventure V – Sevierville
12/19-12/25 – Starry Nights at Shelby Farms Park V – Memphis
12/19-12/25 – Shadrack’s Christmas Wonderland V – Johnson City
12/19-12/25 – Christmas on the Cumberland V – Clarksville
12/19-12/25 (Closed 12/24, 12/25) – Zoo Lights at Memphis Zoo VI – Memphis
12/19-12/25 – Pinnacle Speedway in Lights VI – Bristol
12/19-12/25 (Closed 12/24, 12/25) – Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas VIII – Pigeon Forge
12/19-12/25 – Lights Over Gatlinburg VI – Gatlinburg
12/19-12/25 – Chad’s Winter Wonderland V – Lebanon
12/19-12/25 – The Dancing Lights of Christmas VII – Lebanon
12/19-12/25 – A Country Christmas at Gaylord Opryland IV – Nashville
12/19-12/25 – Holiday Lights at Cheekwood Estate and Gardens VII – Nashville
12/21-12/25 – Asian Lantern Festival at the Chattanooga Zoo VII – Chattanooga
12/21-12/25 (Closed 12/24, 12/25) – Zoo Lights V – Knoxville
12/21-12/25 (Closed 12/25) – Enchanted Forest Festival of Trees VI – Memphis
12/24 – Christkindlesmarkt V – Knoxville

WEST VIRGINIA

12/19-12/25 (Closed 12/24, 12/25) – St. Albans Festival of Lights V – St. Albans
12/19-12/25 – Oglebay’s Winter Festival of Lights VII – Wheeling
12/19-12/25 – Bluefield Holiday of Lights V – Bluefield
12/21-12/25 (Closed 12/24, 12/25) – Celebration of Lights V – Fairmont
12/24 – Lewisburg Holiday Festival V – Lewisburg

WISCONSIN

12/19-12/24 – Enchantment in the Park V – West Bend
12/19-12/25 – Rotary Winter Wonderland V – Marshfield
12/19-12/25 – Celebration of Lights V – Oshkosh
12/19-12/25 – Winter Wonders at Boerner Botanical Gardens VI – Franklin
12/19-12/25 – Chippewa Falls Christmas Village V – Chippewa Falls
12/19-12/25 (Closed 12/24) – Sam’s Christmas Village and Light Tour V – Somerset
12/19-12/25 – Lights in Lincoln Park V – Manitowoc
12/19-12/25 – Milwaukee Holiday Lights Festival VI – Milwaukee
12/19-12/25 (Closed 12/24, 12/25) – Rotary Botanical Gardens Holiday Light Show V – Janesville
12/19-12/25 (Closed 12/24, 12/25) – Henry Vilas Zoo Lights V – Madison
12/19-12/25 (Closed 12/24, 12/25) – The North Pole Christmas Village V – Chilton
12/19-12/25 (Closed 12/25) – Christmas Carnival of Lights VI – Caledonia
12/19-12/25 – East Troy Lights IV – East Troy
12/19-12/25 – Rotary Lights V – La Crosse
12/19-12/25 – Country Christmas VI – Pewaukee
12/22-12/25 (Closed 12/24, 12/25) – Garden of Lights at Green Bay Botanical Gardens V – Green Bay
12/23-12/25 – Fox Cities Festival of Lights V – Harrison
12/23-12/25 – Delightfully Calumet Holiday Light Show IV – Chilton

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Festival Schedule Pages

Alabama

Florida

Miami | Tallahassee/Florida Panhandle | Tampa

Georgia

Atlanta

Illinois

Chicago

Indiana

Indianapolis

Kentucky

Lexington | Louisville

Michigan

Detroit | Upper Peninsula

New York

Buffalo | Rochester-Syracuse

North Carolina

Ohio

Akron/Canton | Cincinnati | Cleveland | Columbus | Dayton | Toledo

Pennsylvania

Pittsburgh

South Carolina

Tennessee

Knoxville | Memphis | Nashville

West Virginia

Wisconsin

Madison | Milwaukee

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