Over-the-Top Christmas Displays From Across America

Santa Claus House in North Pole, Alaska

Inside the red-and-white building, visitors can buy Christmas decorations year-round, sample fudge and other treats at The Sweet Shop, and order official letters from Santa.

Koziar’s Christmas Village in Bernville, Pennsylvania

William M. Koziar was an early adopter of outdoor Christmas lights—he began decorating his family home with the twinkly bulbs way back in 1948, right around the time they became affordable and weatherproof.

Candy Cane Lane in Woodland Hills, California

The intersection of Lubao Avenue and Oxnard Street in the Southern California community of Woodland Hills has become known as Candy Cane Lane

ZooLights at Oregon Zoo in Portland, Oregon

ZooLights—one of Oregon’s most popular holiday traditions—lights up the Portland zoo, covering its landscaping and decor with 1.5 million twinkly bulbs.

St. Augustine Nights of Lights in St. Augustine, Florida

Visitors can walk around St. Augustine Nights of Lights for free.

Village of Lights: Christmastown! in Leavenworth, Washington

Leavenworth, Washington, feels like the set of a Christmas movie year-round

Zoolights at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo in Washington DC

The Smithsonian National Zoo’s Zoolights experience isn’t just a light show.

With more than 750,000 lights, Gardens Aglow in Boothbay, Maine, is New England’s brightest and biggest holiday light display.

Gardens Aglow in Boothbay, Maine

During the holiday season, the Louisville Mega Cavern—a former limestone quarry turned tourist attraction—becomes the home to a jaw-dropping Christmas display

Lights Under Louisville in Louisville, Kentucky

Baltimore’s 34th Street in Baltimore

Neighbors on 34th Street in Baltimore’s Hampden neighborhood have decked their homes in Christmas lights for over 70 years.

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