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For December Travelers
December 1-31, 2003
Parade, sled-dog races, Wilderness Woman Contest, Bachelor
Society Ball, arts and crafts, treasure hunt, games and
more. Some events include a fee.
Details: Call 907-733-2330.
December 3-7, 2003
Christmas Tree Festival
Allen County Museum,
Enjoy many decorated trees. This museum is trying to fund
an expansion phase with an updated children's area. The
museum is already the only Ohio one accredited by the
American Association of Museums. Their railroad collection
is scheduled to be an important theme in the expansion. The
Christmas Tree Festival was nearly cancelled a couple of
years ago, but locals rallied to keep it going. Enjoy it
free and consider a donation to help.
Additional Details: Call 419-222-9426.
December 4, 2003
Downtown Living Windows
People present live holiday window scenes,
plus there are carolers, food, a visit from
Santa, bell choirs and more.
Find Out More: Call 309-852-2175.
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December 4-5, 2003
Main Street area,
Carriage rides, 5 miles of glowing candles,
choirs, magicians, ice sculptures, hayrides,
roasted chestnuts, parade, refreshments.
Further Information: 810-659-4141.
December 4-7, 2003
Festival Of Lights
North Kingstown, Rhode Island.
Tree lighting, window decorating contest, music,
hayrides and entertainment.
To Learn Details: Call 401-295-5566.
December 5, 2003
Peoria Oldtown Holiday Festival
Osuna Park area,
Craft vendors, APS Elf Playland, high school
choral competition, entertainment, scavenger
hunt, merchant specials, food and more.
Further Details: Call 623-773-7198.
December 5-6, 2003
Kanab High School Gymnasium,
Symphony concert, dinner, decorated Christmas
trees, entertainment, vendors and more.
Further Information: Call (sorry-unknown contact number).
December 5-6, 2003
Christmas On The River
Lighting ceremony, fireworks, 1,000-voice
children's choir and more.
More: Call 816-505-2227.
Colorful festivals are great
for taking pictures.
Please ask permission
before taking photos of
arts and crafts items
at a festival booth.
December 5-6, 2003
Holiday In The City
Ice carving competition, parade, food,
arts and crafts, Candyland, entertainment.
Information: Call 937-325-0047.
December 5-7, 2003
Rio Grande Arts &
Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Holiday Creation Station for kids, food
concessions and gourmet food booths, holiday
entertainment, Cookie Walk with 500,000
cookies, artists at work with more than
200 artists participating.
Additional Details: Call 505-292-7457.
December 5-7, 2003
Christmas By The Sea
Santa arrives on a lobster boat, plus there is
music, a tree-lighting, horse-drawn wagon rides,
and tours of Christmas-decorated buildings.
Further Information: Call 207-236-4404.
December 5-7, 2003
Christmas By The Lake
Clear Lake, Iowa.
Lighted parade, horse-drawn carriage rides, Christmas
show, festival of trees, tour of homes, fireworks.
December 5-7, 2003
Fall Festival Of The Arts
Mill Avenue area,
More than 500 artisans show and sell their
work, plus there is entertainment on three
stages, a kids area, Extreme Zone, and foods
such as BBQ, Thai dishes, and Indian fry
bread. The festival is in its 35th year.
Further Details: Call 480-967-4877.
December 5-7, 2003
Red Rock Balloon Rally
Red Rock State Park,
Gallup, New Mexico.
200 colorful balloons gather for launching
just after daybreak, plus there are evening
balloon glows and other events.
Additional Information: Call 800-242-4282.
December 5-7, 2003
Old-Fashioned Cowboy Christmas
Medora, North Dakota.
Christmas caroling, stories, Christmas dance,
sleigh rides and more.
Further Information: 701-623-4910.
December 5-14, 2003
Main Street area,
Jingle Bell Run/Walk for Arthritis, Carol singing,
tuba Christmas concert, holiday story readings,
crafts for kids, talking Christmas tree, craft
demonstrations, horse-drawn carriage rides, Parade
of Lights and more.
More: Call 207-865-1212.
December 6, 2003
Once Upon A Cajun Christmas
Cajun-style festivity with carols, Papa Noel's
Parade, Cajun food and more.
Additional Information: Call 800-688-2732.
December 6, 2003
Bingo, games, cakewalks, and more.
Further Details: 907-443-2310.
December 6, 2003
(and Santa Parade)
North Straub Park,
St. Petersburg, Florida.
Real snow is available for tobogganing, and
there's a simulated ice rink. You can visit a
petting zoo and do make-and-take art projects.
A Santa Parade begins the fun.
Find Out More: Call 727-892-5197.
December 6-7, 2003
Carols In The Park
Winter Haven, Florida.
More than 150 crafters, entertainment, food..
Further Details: Call 863-291-5656.
December 12, 2003
Christmas By The Sea
Candlelight walk, caroling, entertainment,
bonfire, elementary school music, hot cider
and cookies, hay rides, bake sales, storytelling
More: Call 207-646-2939.
The ABC Art & Craft Event Directory:
2003 National Edition
by Mary Reed
by Matthew L. Gryczan
December 13, 2003
Tree-decorating contest, lighted parade, chili
supper, popcorn and cider, pony cart rides, a visit
with Santa and more.
Learn More: Call 815-453-2331.
December 13-14, 2003
Front Street area,
Merchant specials, costumed history re-enactors,
bell ringers, visit from Santa, parade on
Get Details: Call 573-242-3700.
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Brief, bare-boned last-minute festival listings:
December 25 Something Else: Hanukkah Festival, Spertus Institute of Jewish Studies, Chicago, Illinois, 312-922-9012
December 28 Boar's Head & Yule Log Festival, Trinity Cathedral, Cleveland, Ohio, 216-579-9745
Other December 2003 Events You Might Enjoy
December 1-23 Fantasyland (display of old mechanized holiday figures), History Museum, Roanoke, Virginia, 540-342-5770
December 5 Old-Fashioned Christmas, Dunedin, Florida, 727-298-3286
December 5 Fantasy of Lights Christmas Parade, Gatlinburg, Tennessee, 865-436-0500
December 5-6 Denver Parade Of Lights, Downtown, Denver, Colorado, 303-534-6161
December 5-7 Christmas Extravaganza, Fairgrounds, Covington, Louisiana, 985-796-5853
December 5-7 Winter Craft Show, Springmaid Beach Resort, Myrtle Beach, Florida, 843-315-7100
December 5-7 & 12-14 Old Tyme Christmas, Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, 304-535-2511
December 6 Gala Mistletoe Ball, Turner Hall, Galena, Illinois, 815-777-9129
December 6 Miniature Show, Broad Street, Nevada City, Nevada, 530-470-9222
December 6 APS Electric Light Parade, Central Avenue, Phoenix, Arizona, 602-262-4627
December 6-7 Black Barn Poinsettia Open House, Lebanon, Ohio, 513-932-2093
December 6-13 Gingerbread Village & Christmas Bazaar, St. George's Church, Middlebury, Connecticut, 203-758-9557
December 7 Baseball Card & Sport Memorabilia Show, Ramada Inn, Stratford, Connecticut, 203-364-1209
December 7 Christmas Open House at the Lighthouse Museum, Northport, Michigan, 231-386-7195
December 7-31 POW Nativity Scene, Algona, Iowa, 515-295-7201
December 10 University Choir Christmas Musicale, Alabama A&M University, Huntsville, Alabama, 256-851-5512
December 10-14 New York Armory Antiques Show, Park Ave. & 67th St., New York, New York, 212-472-1180
December 12 Capitol Caroling, Missouri State Capitol Rotunda, Jefferson City, Missouri, 573-632-3482
December 13 Parade Of Lights, Downtown, Elko, Nevada, 775-738-7135
December 13 Winterfest Boat Parade, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 954-767-0686
December 14 Honolulu Marathon, Honolulu, Hawaii, 808-923-1811
December 17-21 Newport Harbor Christmas Boat Parade, Newport Beach, California, 949-729-4400
December 18 Tuba Christmas (400 tuba players), noon at Palmer House Hilton, Chicago, Illinois, 812-824-8833
December 20 Wine Walk, Downtown River Walk, Reno, Nevada, 775-329-3698
December 27, 30 Kwanzaa Story Hour, local libraries, Huntsville, Alabama, 256-851-5836
December 28 King Mango Strut, downtown, Coconut Grove, Florida, 305-401-1171
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Where To See Holiday Lights
Religious and Other Displays
Rumor has it that you can see lots of lights in these places.
There aren't as many outside displays featuring Chanukah lights, but
try doing a search for public Menorrah Lightings.
If I missed your favorite holiday display, let me know!
If I've listed a display and you find it dark, let me know!
Please note: Some addresses are private residences.
Please respect the families'property, and do realize that lights may not be on every night.
Have fun, and drive safely.
Alaskaland Park in Fairbanks.
Leif Hansen Memorial Park in Kenai.
Harbor Stars lighted water vessel parade (Dec. 14 only?) in Kodiak (907-486-8085).
Galaxy of Lights at Huntsville Botanical Garden on Bob Wallace Ave (through Dec. 31) (fee).
Lighted Tree Made of Tumbleweeds in A.J.Chandler Park in Chandler.
Flagstaff Holiday Lights at Little America Hotel (I-40 & Butler Ave.) in Flagstaff (free) (800-435-2493).
Courthouse in Florence (520-868-9433).
Avenue of the Fountains in Fountain Hills (480-837-9306).
Glendale Glitters in Old Towne area (through Jan. 13) (free) (623-930-2299) Murphy Park in Glendale (602-930-2299).
Arizona Celebration of Lights at Community of Joy campus (21000 N. 75th Ave.) in Glendale (fee: lowered with food or toy donation) (623-561-0500).
Festival of Lights at London Bridge Resort in Lake Havasu City (through Jan. 1) (520-855-0888).
Wild Winter Nights at Wildlife World Zoo in Litchfield Park (623-935-9453).
Arizona Mormon Temple and Visitor's Center at 525 East Main Street in Mesa (602-964-7164).
West Natal Circle in Mesa.
Center Street, Robson, MacDonald area in Mesa (near the temple).
ZooLights at the zoo in Phoenix (fee) (through Jan. 7) (602-273-1341).
City Lights at Arizona Center (Van Buren & Third) in Phoenix (free) (602-534-FEST).
Desert Foothills Parkway & Chandler Blvd. area in Phoenix.
Courthouse in Prescott.
Valley of Lights in Fain Park (Fifth & Second Streets) in Prescott (free/donation) (520-772-8857).
Holiday Lights in McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park on Indian Bend Road in Scottsdale (free) (480-312-2312).
Sedona Red Rock Fantasy at Los Abrigados Resort (160 Portal) in Sedona (fee) (800-282-1777).
APS Fantasy of Lights on Mill Ave. in Tempe (through Jan. 15) (free) (480-967-4877).
Festival of Lights at Reid Park Zoo (1100 S. Randolph Way) in Tucson (through Dec. 19?)(fee) (520-791-4022).
Iron Mountain Lodge and Marina on DeGray Lake (donations accepted) in Arkadelphia (870-246-4310).
Little River County Courthouse in Ashdown.
Town Center in Cherokee Village (870-257-2183).
Courthouse Square in De Queen (870-584-3225).
Great Passion Play Grounds in Eureka Springs (501-253-8559).
Historic Downtown Square in Fayetteville.
"A Hamburg Holiday" in downtown Hamburg (870-853-8345).
Along Lake Harrison levee in Harrison (888-283-21263).
"Lights On The Ridge" in downtown Jonesboro.
Wishing Star Park (drive-through) in Lakeview (donations accepted) (870-431-5356).
County courthouse and courthouse square area in Lewisville (870-921-4633).
Courthouse Square and Main Street in Mountain View.
Jefferson County Courthouse, downtown, and Regional Park in Pine Bluff.
Joslin's World of Lights on State 124 East 3 miles east of Quitman.
Berryhill Park in Searcy.
"Enchanted Forest" at Sherwood Forest on Maryland in Sherwood.
Sherwood Municipal Complex on Kiehl Avenue in Sherwood.
Jones Lake Road off Highway 82 east of the town of Strong (870-797-7642).
County Courthouse Square in Warren (870-226-5225).
Thompson Avenue, (take High Street exit from I-880), in Alameda.
Santa Rosa Avenue in Altadena.
Diamond Hill Court in Antelope.
4800 block of Highlands Way, off Country Hills Drive, in Antioch.
4500 block of Shannondale Drive in Antioch.
Briones Court in Bay Point.
Pleasant View Drive in Citrus Heights.
Gemini Avenue in Camarillo.
Gibbons Drive in Carmichael.
Candlewood Court in Concord.
Hamilton Avenue in Concord.
Discovery Way in Concord.
Landana Drive in Concord.
Holiday Of Lights at Del Mar Fairgrounds in Del Mar(fee)(858-755-1161).
Ryland Court in Elk Grove.
Paso Robles Way in Elk Grove.
Sana Court in Elk Grove.
Thistle Avenue area in Fountain Valley.
352 Hillcrest in Livermore.
Griffith Park (Crystal Springs Road) in Los Angeles (213-485-8743).
Fantasy of Lights at Vasona Lake County Park in Los Gatos (fee).
700 block of Palm Avenue in Martinez.
Corner house at Edsel Drive and Freeland Drive in Milpitas.
Oakland Zoo at 9777 Golf Links Road in Oakland.
Oak View Lane and Oak Glen Drive in Oakley.
Dovewood Court in Orangevale.
Holiday Light Show at Windmill Tours at I-10 and Indian Avenue (760-251-1997) in Palm Springs.
Highland, Seaview and Wildwood streets in Piedmont.
Monti Circle in Pleasant Hill.
Walnut Drive in Pleasanton.
Pebble Creek Drive in Rocklin.
Rowley Court in Roseville.
Agena Court in Sacramento.
Wilson Drive at Northgate Boulevard in Sacramento.
Zeum Carousel in Yerba Buena Gardens in San Francisco.
North Orchard and Fruitvale in Vacaville.
Christmas in the Park at Cesar Chavez Park in San Jose.
Lawrence Avenue (off Green Valley) in Watsonville.
1300 block of Westway Drive in Woodland.
Lubao Avenue between Oxnard and Martha Streets in Woodland Hills.
210 Fairplay Street in Broomfield.
3200 block of West Hayward Place in Denver.
Del Rio Court in Montbello.
Beardsley Park in Bridgeport (fee)(203-576-7200).
Constitution Plaza in downtown Hartford (860-728-3089).
Goodwin Park in downtown Hartford.
Hubbard Park on West Main Street in Meriden (203-630-4259).
Olde Mystic Village lined with over 4000 luminaria (December 17 only?) in Mystic.
Lexington Street in New Britain.
Fantasy of Lights at Lighthouse Park, Lighthouse Road (fee) in New Haven (203-777-2000).
Main Street in Ridgefield.
Rehoboth Avenue in Rehoboth Beach (302-227-2233).
1026 Cypress Landing Court in Atlantic Beach.
Christmas Lane in the George Street area in Bartow (Hwy 17-98 S. to Mann Road) (863-533-2333).
Palmetto Road and Willadel Drive area in Belleair.
Hess Drive in Buena Vista.
Tradewinds Park on Sample Road in Coconut Creek (fee)(945-968-3885).
City Lights in Davenport (863-422-4410).
Tarragona Way in Daytona Beach.
ZooLights at the Zoo (through December 29, closed Christmas) (fee)(850-932-2229).
Ridgecrest Avenue near Beach Boulevard off Spring Glen Road in Jacksonville.
Troy Lynn Lane off Kernan Road in Jacksonville.
Lake Park Estates in Largo (108th Avenue area).
Kimpton Place, off Belcher Road in Largo (donations accepted).
240 block of 144th Avenue E. in Madeira Beach.
Linebaugh Avenue in North Tampa.
Residential Street in Disney World in Orlando.
St. Anne's Christmas Lights at St. Anne's Catholic Church in Pensacola (850-456-5966).
6840 SW 119 Street in Pinecrest.
Neighborhood at 61st Court off 102nd Avenue in Pinellas Park.
Chinaberry Court in Port Richey.
Bayshore Drive along waterfront at Vinoy Park in St. Petersburg.
100-200 blocks of Southeast Lincoln Circle North (near Southeast Boulevard) in St. Petersburg.
6280 Fairfield Avenue South (off 63rd Street) in St. Petersburg.
Brandon Forest neighborhood (Forestwood Drive, Forest Circle) off Parsons Ave. S.) in Seffner.
Cypress Gardens in Winter Haven.
Life University campus in Atlanta.
Fantasy of Lights in Pendleton King Park in Augusta (fund-raiser).
Magical Nights of Lights in Lanier Islands.
The covered bridge owned by the Phillips family, near Lincolnton (706-359-1302).
Fantasy in Lights at Calloway Gardens in Pine Mountain (fee, and may require reservation during peak viewing times)(800-225-5292).
Enchanted Garden of Lights at Rock City Gardens, Lookout Mountain (fee: fund raiser) (706-375-7702).
10906 Jamestowne Road in Savannah.
Stone Mountain Park in Stone Mountain (fee)(770-498-5702).
City Hall and Hololulu Hale on King Street.
Bishop Street downtown area in Honolulu.
Banyan Tree Park in Lahaina on Maui (808-667-9193).
The Ritz-Carlton, One Ritz-Carlton Drive in Kapalua on Maui (800-262-8440).
Fantasy of Lights at Coeur d'Alene Resort in Coeur D'Alene (800-688-5253).
Juniper Hills Country Club area in Pocatello.
Rock Springs Park in Alton.
Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago.
East Fourth Street in Coal Valley.
Kennekuk County Park in Danville (217-442-1691).
Night of the Luminaria at Riverfront levee area (Dec. 22 only?) in Galena (815-777-9050).
The Richmond Hill Estates subdivision in Geneseo.
Chicago Botanic Garden in Glencoe, Illinois (847-835-5440).
Windmont Park in Kewanee (309-852-2175).
800-900 blocks of 12th Avenue in Moline.
Fire station on 41st Street in Moline.
Constitution Trail in Normal.
Olney City Park in Olney (618-392-2241).
Avenue Of Lights in Wavering-Moorman Park in Quincy (217-222-7980).
Festival of Lights in Sinnissippi Park in Rockford (free) (800-521-0849 or 815-965-0768).
The Gables at 2808 Plaza Drive off Veterans Parkway in Springfield.
North Sixth Street in the Enos Park neighborhood in Springfield.
Festival of Lights at Mill Race Park in Columbus (fee) (812-378-2622).
Fantasy of Lights at Franke Park on Sherman Road in Fort Wayne (219-744-6145).
Wonderland of Lights at Newton County Fairgrounds near Kentland (219-474-6665).
Luminarias line Ninth Street Hill area (Dec 16-17 and 23-24) in Lafayette (765-420-0285).
Festival of Lights on Vaughn Drive along the Ohio riverfront in Madison (812-265-3135).
Christmas City Walkway of Lights in Marion (765-668-4453).
Christmas in the Park at Hornady Park on State Road 56 in Petersburg (812-354-8155).
Sunset Hill County Park at U.S 6 and Meridian Road in Porter County (465-3586).
Festival of Lights at Christmas Lake Village (2nd weekend of December only?) in Santa Claus (888-444-9252 or 812-937-2848).
3227 State Road 356 in Scottsburg
Symphony of Lights at Eagle Point Park Lodge in Clinton (fee).
Bayliss Park in Council Bluffs.
Reflections in the Park at Louis Murphy Park in Dubuque (fee) (877-437-6333).
Rand Park in Keokuk (800-383-1219).
"Dutch Christmas in the Country" at John De Vries' home in Pella (888-746-3882)
"Down on the Farm Century Christmas" at Country Relics Village in Stanhope (515-826-4386).
"Christmas Tree Lane" along Buckeye and NW 3rd Streets in Abilene (800-569-5915).
Brit Spaugh Park and Zoo on North Main Street, in Great Bend (316-793-4160).
"Santa World" at Lakin and Main in Great Bend.
Light On The Lake in Veteran's Park in Great Bend.
Christmas Fantasy Village on Highway 281 (at Main) south of Great Bend (620-792-8805).
"Christmas Card Lane" at Ridgeview and Frontier in Olathe (913-764-2913).
Lemon Park Lights at South Pine Street & Santa Fe Road in Pratt.
"Christmas Wonderland" in Stafford (316-234-5614).
Winter Wonderland at Lake Shawnee in Topeka (fee?) (785-2232-0597).
Downtown, Main Street and Russell Avenue area in Wakeeney (785-743-2077).
"Isle of Lights" at Island Park on the north side of Winfield (316-221-2420).
"Carnival of Light Botanica" at The Wichita Gardens in Wichita (316-264-0448).
Basil Griffin Park in Bowling Green (800-782-3660).
3.5-mile tour through General Burnside Island State Park in Burnside (800-642-6287).
Downtown area of Harlan (606-573-4156).
Perry County Park in Hazard (606-439-2659).
Crestview Drive in Henderson.
Central Park and Main Street in Henderson.
Denise Drive (off Zion Road) in Henderson.
100 block of Powell Street in Henderson.
St. Olaf Circle (off Zion Road) in Henderson.
600-700 block of Center Street (off Highway 60) in Henderson.
2-mile display at Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington.
Iroquois Park in Louisville.
Christmas in the Park at Walker Park in Mount Sterling.
Holiday Light Safari at the Alexandria Zoo in Alexandria.
Safari of Lights at Zoo of Acadiana, 116 Lakeview Drive, in Broussard (through Dec. 30) (fee?) (337-837-4325).
Christmas NIghts/Holiday Lights at Zemurray Park in Hammond.
Lights Under the Oaks at corner of Hwy. 311 & St. Charles Street (through Jan. 7) in Houma (985-851-3000). Christmas Trail of Lights at Iberia Tourist Center in Iberia (889-9-IBERIA).
Festival Of Lights in historic district and Cane River Lake in Natchitoches (800-259-1714).
Celebration in the Oaks (except Dec. 24-25, and 31) at the City Park in New Orleans (504-483-9415).
Christmas in Roseland at American Rose Center on Jefferson Paige Road (off I-5) (through Dec. 30) in Shreveport (318-938-5402).
Central Hall and other downtown buildings in Dover-Foxcroft.
DISCONTINUED!3-mile train ride leaving from corner of India and Commercial Streets in PortlandDISCONTINUED!.
Nubble Lighthouse at Sohier Park in York (207-363-1040).
Lights On The Bay at Sandy Point State Park (through Jan. 2) in Annapolis (fee by carload: fundraiser) (410-974-2149).
Homestead Street in Baltimore.
Baltimore Zoo in Baltimore (410-396-7102).
Winterfest of Lights in Northside Park in Ocean City (fee) (800-OC-OCEAN).
La Salette Shrine in Attleboro (508-222-5410).
Faneuil Hall Marketplace in Boston.
Festival of Lights at Edaville USA in Carver(fee)(877-EDAVILLE). Bright Lights at Forest Park in Springfield.
Stone Zoo in Stoneham (zoo fee) (781-438-5100).
St. Nicholas Light Display at Domino's Farms on Earhart Road in Ann Arbor (fee).
Zoolights Festival at Binder Park Zoo (7400 Division Drive) in Battle Creek (fee).
Downtown area of Battle Creek.
River of Lights at Wenonah & Veteran's Memorial Parks in Bay City (free) (888-BAYTOWN).
Jackson County Fairgrounds (200 W. Ganson) in Jackson (fee) (517-788-4405).
Wonderland of Lights at Potter Park Zoo, 1301 S. Pennsylvania, in Lansing (fee) (517-702-4730).
Lights Before Christmas at Fernwood Botanical Garden (Dec. 1-3, 7-10,14-17?) in Niles (fee) (616-683-8653).
Celebration of Light at Pine Grove Park (through Jan. 5) in Port Huron (free) (810-987-8687).
Detroit Zoo in Royal Oak.
Nautical Mile Night of Lights at Blossom Heath Park in St. Clair Shores (fee).
The Wick's Park gazebo in Saugatuck.
Toledo Zoo in Toledo.
Wayne County Lightfest on Hines Drive (south of I-96) in Westland (Nov. 16 - Jan. 1)(fee per carload).
12665 Buchanan Northeast in Blaine.
Ebony Avenue in Duluth.
Two mansions across street from each other in 2300 block of First Street in Duluth.
Lavaque Road area (between Morris Thomas and Hermantown Roads) in Duluth.
Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church at 2002 Minnesota Avenue (at 20th Street South) in Duluth.
TCF Holidazzle (Wed. through Sun. except Dec. 24-25), Nicollet Mall in Minneapolis 612-376-7669.
Hiller Park in Biloxi (228-374-2717).
Branson Hills Parkway in Branson.
Holiday of Lights at County Park North in Cape Girardeau.
Winter Wonderland Drive in Hood Park in Cuba (donations) (877-212-8429).
Cape County Park in Cape Girardeau (573-335-1631).
Coons family farm, Route KK off U.S. 61, 6 miles outside of Hannibal.
Zoo in Kansas City (through December 10).
Enchanted Village of Lights at the Fairgrounds on Route O in Laurie (573-374-5500).
Christmas at the Lake (drive) in Radio Springs Park in Nevada (417-448-2742).
Shepherd of the Hills "Trail of Light" on West Highway 76 in Ozarks region.
Christmas in the Park at Rolla Lions Club Park in Rolla (573-364-8028).
Way of Lights at Our Lady of the Snows in St. Louis (618-397-6700).
St. Louis Zoo on Wells Drive in St. Louis.
City Park in Creighton (402-358-3200).
Hemingford Diorama at the fairgrounds in Hemingford (308-487-3695).
Historic District full of luminarias on Friday nights (402-477-5779)in Lincoln.
Union Station in Omaha (402-444-5071).
Centennial Park in Seward (fee) (402-643-4189).
Gibson Road at Lake Mead Drive (146) in Henderson.
Cactus Garden at Ethel M. Chocolate Factory at e. Cactus Avenue & Cactus Garden Drive, Henderson (702-892-0711).
Magical Forest at Opportunity Village (6300 Oakey Boulevard) in Las Vegas (702-259-3700).
Black Port Court (off Rancho Santa Fe Drive) in Las Vegas.
Gift Of Lights in Sunset Park in Las Vegas (fee) (702-451-1641.
Cool Water Circle (near Craig Road) in Las Vegas.
Celebration Of The Lights at Ramada Express in Laughlin (702-298-6231).
LaSalette Shrine (exit 17 off I-89) in Enfield (603-632-4301).
Santa's Village in Jefferson (603-586-4445).
Fernald Road in Portsmouth.
Christmas City at 108 East Militia Road (at Rebel Road) (donation) in White House Station (908-534-8204).
Hoffman & Cutler Northeast in Albuquerque.
Central Park in Artesia.
On December 24 Main Street luminarias in Carrizozo (505-648-2732).
Christmas on the Pecos along the Pecos River in Carlsbad (505-887-6516)(reservations required)(fee). River of Lights at Rio Grande Botanic Garden in Rio Grande (fee) (AREA CODE!!!!!!!!!764-6200).
Capital Holiday Lights in the Park at Washington Park in Albany (518-434-2032).
84th Street (Dyker Heights area) in Brooklyn.
Holiday Light Spectacular at Otsiningo Park in Binghamton (800-487-6867).
Bronx Zoo in Bronx.
New York Botanical Garden at 200th Street and Kazimiroff Boulevard in Bronx(718-817-8700).
Lights in the Park at Delaware Park in Buffalo (716-856-3550).
Festival of Lights at Sonnenberg Gardens in Canandaigua (716-394-4922).
Festival of Lights at Our Lady of Fatima Shrine on Swann Road in Lewiston 716-754-7489).
Lights on the Lake at Onondaga Lake Park in Liverpool (315-451-PARK).
Rockefeller Center at 50th Street and 5th Avenue in New York.
A Festival of Lights in downtown Niagara falls (716-285-8484).
Longton Hall Court (off Bristol Blue Street) in Apex.
Equestrian Court in Cary.
Festival of Lights in Tanglewood Park in Clemmons (Exit 184 off I-40)(fee)(336-778-6300).
Main Street in Forest City.
Holiday of Lights at Country Park in Greensboro (336-855-3651).
Oakshade Avenue in Kannapolis.
Island of Lights at Kure Beach. (910-458-7116)
town of McAdenville.
220 block of Marsh Avenue (near Merritt) in Raleigh.
2700 block of Overton in Raleigh.
Sertoma Park in Bismarck (701-255-7650.
Prairie Outpost Park in Dickinson (donations accepted) (800-279-7391).
Lincoln Park in Grand Forks.
Cincinnati Zoo on Vine Street in Cincinnati(fee)(513-281-4700).
Public Square in downtown Cleveland.
G.E.'s Nela Park on Noble Road in Cleveland. (Still on with the company moving?? Someone let me know!)
Clifton Mill at 75 Water Street (at Hwys. 72 & 343) in Clifton (fee) (937-767-5501).
Whispering Christmas at Fort St. Clair on Camden Road in Eaton.
Pyramid Hill in Hamilton (fee) (513-868-8336).
Christmas Lighting at the Falls at Ludlow Falls (698-3318).
Melrose Drive in Wooster.
Wintersmith Park in Ada (580-436-6300).
City Park in Altus.
Randlett Park in Anadarko.
Johnstone Park in Bartlesville (donations accepted) (918-333-0089).
Bells and Bows at Kay County Fairgrounds in Blackwell(405-363-4195).
Festival of Light at Shannon Springs Park in Chickasha(405-224-9627).
Downtown area of Colony.
Safari in Lights at the Arbuckle Wilderness in Davis (fee)(800-738-7275).
Fuqua Park in Duncan (405-255-3644).
Carl Albert Park in Durant (580-924-7222).
Christmas in the Park at Ackley Park in Elk City (800-280-0207).
Downtown area of Enid.
Fort Cobb State Park in Fort Cobb (405-643-2249).
Oklahoma Park (at Highways 33 and 81) in Kingfisher (405-375-5788).
Red Rock Canyon State Park in Hinton (405-542-6344).
Gore Boulevard and Shepler Park in Lawton (405-355-3541).
Joe B. Barnes Regional Park in Midwest City (donations accepted) (405-739-1293).
Honor Heights Park in Muskogee (donations accepted)(918-684-6302).
Oklahoma City Zoological Park in Oklahoma City.
Myriad Botanical Gardens in Oklahoma City (405-297-3995)
Festival of Angels in Ponca City (580-765-2093).
Parsons Christmas Light Fantasy on Turkey Creek Landing Road in Ringold (private residence)(580-876-3689).
River City Park in Sand Springs (donations accepted).
Festival of Lights at Sequoyah City Park and downtown area in Tahlequah (918-456-3742).
Living Nativity (drive-through) at the Baptist Church at 8504 East Skelly Drive in Tulsa (free, but has limited viewing evenings--call 918-627-4264).
ZooLightful at the Tulsa Zoo (918-669-6600).
Crystal Beach Park in Woodward (800-364-5352).
Miracle Of Christmas in north Keizer(donation--food drive)(503-393-6345).
Greystone Court in Medford.
Southwest Mark Street in Newport.
Southwest 12th Street in Newport.
Peacock Lane in Portland.
The Grotto, corner of Northeast Sandy Boulevard and 85th Avenue in Portland.
Portland International Raceway Festival (walk or ride) of Lights in Portland.
Lights in the Parkway on Lehigh Parkway in Allentown.
Lights On The Lake at Lakemont Park (through Jan. 7) (from I-99 take Frankstown Road exit) in Altoona (fee per carload) (814-949-7275).
Blue Spruce Park in Indiana County near Ernest.
Hershey Park in Hershey (800-HERSHEY).
Hartwood Acres in Indiana Township (suggested donation).
Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square (800-737-5500).
Cascade of Lights in Cascade Park (724-656-3510).
Zoo at 12441 Randolph County Road 300-S in Parker City (765-468-8559).
Duquesne Light ZooLights at Pittsburgh Zoo (fee) in Pittsburgh.
Mellon Square in Pittsburgh.
Koziar's Christmas Village in Westmoreland.
Hope Street area of Bristol (401-253-7000).
Holiday Festival of Lights at St. James Island County Park on Riverland Drive in Charleston (fee)(843-795-7275).
King Street in Charleston.
Riverbanks Zoo on Greystone Boulevard in Columbia.
Radisson Grand Resort in Fort Mill.
Victor Park in Pacolet (donations).
Capitol Building in Pierre (605-773-2387).
Planet Christmas in Franklin.
Opryland Hotel at 2800 Opryland Drive in Nashville.
Christmas On The Cumberland in McGregor Park in Nashville (931-645-7478).
Centennial Park in Nashville.
Festival of Lights at James E. Ward Agricultural Center in Nashville (615-453-9655).
Winterfest at Patriot Park in Pigeon Forge (800-365-6993).
Gatlinburg (take the 25-cent trolley at Chamber Welcome Center)(800-568-4748).
Celebration Park on I-20 east of Abilene (fee).
John Stiff Park in Amarillo.
Interlochen residential area (subdivision in NW area of town)(from I-30 take Fielder Rd. and go W. to Randol Mill Rd.) (through Dec. 25) in Arlington (free).
37th Street in Austin.
Anderson Mill Road just west of Highway 183 in Austin.
Balcones Woods Drive off Highway 183 in Austin.
Buffalo Pass off Stassney in Austin.
Koenig Lane area in Austin.
Landon Lane in Austin.
Park Street area off Highway 183 in Austin.
Miniature Christmas Village inside admin building of Lee & Beulah Moor Children's Home at 1100 E. Cliff in El Paso, 8-5 weekdays (915-544-8777).
City Hall to Historical Park in Farmer's Branch.
Nature in Lights at Belton Lake Outdoor Recreation Area in Fort Hood.
Fort Worth Zoo at Colonial Parkway and University Drive in Fort Worth.
White Elephant Saloon Building in Fredericksburg.
Zion Lutheran Church on Main Street in Fredericksburg.
14322 Ella Lane in Houston.
Blanco County Courthouse in Johnson City.
LLano County Courthouse in Llano.
Gregg County courthouse in Longview.
Lakeside Park in Marble Falls.
Holidays in Lights (at Exit 610 North) on I-20 outside Marshall (fee)(903-759-3578).
Newton County Courthouse in Newton.
River Walk in San Antonio.
Loy Lake Park in Sherman (donations).
Downtown Texarkana (903-792-7191).
Wonderland By Night off I-20 in Van (903-963-8828).
"Festival of Lights" at Tuacahn Amphitheatre in Ivins (800-746-9882).
The 10-acre block of Temple Square downtown in Salt Lake City (801-521-2822).
Village Green in Chester.
Lincolnshire Street in Arlington.
Lee Manor Drive, in Manassas.
Coleman Nursery in Portsmouth (fee?) (757-484-3426).
Shelly Road in Richmond.
100 Miles of Lights along I-64, including cities of Richmond, Newport News and Virginia Beach (800-769-5912).
Corners of 32nd Avenue Northwest and Northwest 71st Street in Ballard.
Northeast 30th Place in Bellevue.
10617 Northeast 195th Street in Bothell.
3700-3800 block of 228th Place Southwest in Brier (food donation).
4900-5600 blocks of 119th Avenue Southeast in Factoria.
Lake Wilderness Country Club area homes in Maple Valley (request food donation).
Sunrose Place in Mill Creek.
17th Street and 18th Street in Mount Vernon.
Park Road Northeast (in Ravenna) in Seattle.
9000 block of 22nd Avenue Northwest in North Seattle.
The Northern Lights at Marymoor Park in Redmond (fee).
Point Defiance Zoo on Pearl Street in Tacoma (fee).
Washington Mormon Temple Visitors Center at 9900 Stoneybrook Drive.
Hawks Nest State Park in Ansted (304-658-5212).
Lacey's Lights in Beckwith (304-574-1111).
City Park in Bluefield (304-327-2448).
Christmas In The Park at Logan State Park in Logan (donation) (304-792-7125).
Festival of Lights at Oglebay Resort in Wheeling (fee/donation)(304-243-4000).
Montclair Road (off Dorr) in Beloit.
Irvine Park in Chippewa Falls (715-723-0051).
Lakeside Park in Fond Du Lac.
Ice Castle (December 26 through March 31), illuminated with floodlights, in Eagle River (800-359-6315).
Holiday Lights Spectacular in Riverside Park in La Crosse (donations: cash/canned food) (800-658-9424).
Festival of Lights at the Zoo (exit 176 off Highway 41) in Green Bay (920-448-4466).
Garden of Lights at Green Bay Botanical Garden in Green Bay (920-490-9457).
Pioneer Square in Worland.
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