Table of Contents

Related Topics

FMCA Tech Tip: RV Roof Replacement

Your RV Road Trip Just Got Easier

7 Holiday Light Shows Across The Country You Can’t Miss

7-Holiday-Light-Shows-You-Cant-Miss
There’s truly nothing like the holiday season. Formerly bare streets dazzle with festive decorations, and the ooohs and ahhhs of adults and children alike make us all feel warm and fuzzy from the inside out. Holiday light shows bring a sense of nostalgia to many and are definitely considered a tradition for some – but as an RVer, you’re extra lucky because you’re not limited to just the light displays in your area. We’ve rounded up seven of our favorite holiday light displays across the country as well as a few virtual options that are perfect for the whole family. Get ready to unhitch from your trailer or motorhome and experience the festive fun!

Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens’ Gardens Aglow

Location: 

132 Botanical Gardens Dr, Boothbay, ME 04537

 

Why We Love It: 

Gardens Aglow is New England’s biggest and brightest light display with over half a million lights! This magical display will make you feel like you’ve been transported to a winter wonderland. This year, instead of having a walking tour, they’ve transitioned to a driving tour so you can still see all of the stunning lights from the safety of your own vehicle.

 

Drive or Walk?: 

Drive

 

Campgrounds Near By: 

Gray Homestead Oceanfront Camping ● 6.4 miles south

21 Homestead Rd, Southport, ME 04576

# of Sites: 40

 

Shore Hills Campground ● 4.1 miles north

553 Wiscasset Rd, Boothbay, ME 04537

# of Sites: 135

 

Callaway Gardens’ Fantasy in Lights

Location: 

17800 US Hwy 27, Pine Mountain, GA 31822

 

Why We Love It: 

There’s so much to do at Christmas at Callaway from shopping in the heated Christmas Village to driving through the dazzling illuminated forest. Callaway Gardens’ Fantasy in Lights is fun for the whole family and is one of National Geographic’s Top 10 Light Displays in the world – need we say more? The forest is lit up with 8 million lights and is a must-see for anyone looking to feel the magic of the holidays.

 

Drive or Walk?: 

Drive

 

Campgrounds Near By:

4 D. Roosevelt State Park, GA ● 4.4 miles east

32.8375, -84.81556

# of Sites: 81

 

Pine Mountain RV Resort ● 3.8 miles north

8804 Hamilton Rd, Pine Mountain, GA 31822

# of Sites: 168

 

Zilker Park Trail of Lights 

Location: 

2100 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704

 

Why We Love It: 

Zilker Park Trail of Lights is an Austin staple and attracts thousands of visitors each year. This year, the Trail of Lights has transitioned to a drive-thru model where you’ll see more than 60 brilliant displays and over 2 million lights. Make sure to tune in to Trail of Lights Radio to enjoy curated music in your vehicle as you drive the trail. This event receives national accolades each year and has become a tradition to many in the area – why not make it one of yours?

 

Drive or Walk?:

Drive

 

Campgrounds Near By: 

Austin Lone Star RV Resort ● 7.3 miles southwest

7009 Interregional Hwy, Austin, TX 78744

# of Sites: 150 

 

The Oaks RV Park & Campground ● 23.9 miles southeast

753 Union Chapel Rd, Cedar Creek, TX 78612

# of Sites: 62 

 

Denver Botanic Gardens’ Blossoms of Light

Location: 

1007 York St, Denver, CO 80206

 

Why We Love It: 

The Blossoms of Light holiday extravaganza has been a tradition in Denver for more than three decades. Don’t let cold weather deter you! This twinkling winter wonderland looks even more stunning with a fresh layer of snow. There are over half a million individual lights in the entire display. Warm up and enjoy holiday treats and hot drinks at the Hive Garden Bistro. This display is bright, bold, and cannot be missed. Face coverings are required! 

 

Drive or Walk?: 

Walk

 

Campgrounds Near By: 

Cherry Creek State Park Campground ● 14.7 miles southeast

4201 S. Parker Rd. Aurora, CO 80014

# of Sites: 136

 

Bear Creek Lake Park ● 21.4 miles southwest

14218 W. Hampden Ave., Morrison, CO 80465

# of Sites: 47

 

Candy Cane Lane

Location: 

5966 Lubao Ave, Woodland Hills, CA 91367

 

Why We Love It: 

Ever had a neighbor that went overboard with holiday lights? Now imagine 8 blocks of them – that’s Candy Cane Lane in Woodland Hills, CA. The residents of Woodland Hills are extremely competitive and have been taking holiday decorations to the extreme for the last 60 years. Their decorations are professional and expansive, turning a seemingly normal neighborhood into a lit-up dream world.

 

Drive or Walk?: 

Drive or Walk

 

Campgrounds Near By: 

Walnut RV Park ● 4.8 miles north

19130 Nordhoff St Northridge CA 91324 

# of Sites: Unlisted

 

Malibu Creek State Park ● 12.3 miles southwest

1925 Las Virgenes Road, Calabasas, CA 91302

# of Sites: 64; 30’ max

 

If you’re looking for a virtual holiday experience this year, take a look at some of our favorites. You can enjoy these festive options from the safety and comfort of your own home!

 

New York City Window Wonderland

 

Location: 

Virtual (https://windowwonderland.withgoogle.com/

 

Why We Love It: 

New York City holiday windows are an iconic tradition for many that have been around for more than 150 years. The windows dazzle with bright lights and creative displays that will leave you awe-struck. If you’re not looking to travel or venture out of your home this year, there’s no need. You can view past christmas displays on the comfort of your couch with a tablet, desktop, or smartphone. You’ll walk through the streets of Manhattan to view some of the best holiday displays in the world.

Northern Lights

Location:

Virtual (https://lightsoverlapland.com/virtual-aurora-tours/)

 

Why We Love It:

We’re taking a slightly different twist on holiday lights by taking you to Sweden to check out the natural wonder of the Northern Lights. These lights are stunning to view at any time of year and you’re guaranteed to still feel the magic of the season while you view the lights dancing in the sky. The tour doesn’t just include the Northern Lights, you can also meet huskies and reindeer by taking virtual sledding tours – what’s more festive than that?!

Ready to hit the road this holiday season in an RV of your own? Start your RV wishlist on RVTrader.com today!

Happy Holidays!

Disclaimer: Make sure to confirm with event organizers and websites that the attraction you want to travel to is still on before you hit the road!

 

Share:

Share on facebook
Share on google
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin
Emily Sullivan
Emily Sullivan
Emily Sullivan is a Content Curator for Trader Interactive, serving the recreational brands RV Trader and Cycle Trader. Her mission is to provide thoughtful, practical content to those who are always on the hunt for their next adventure.

Other Resources

FMCA Tech Tip: RV Roof Replacement

A complete roof replacement is one of the biggest repair jobs RV owners may tackle. FMCA will show you how to do it!

Your RV Road Trip Just Got Easier

The Togo RV app is the ultimate RV companion, providing everything you need to travel safely!

The Basic Safety Tools You Should Keep in Your RV

We know that the unexpected can happen while out on the road, and it’s important to be prepared.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *