Wicked Holiday Guide

Wicked Holiday Guide

Wicked Holiday Guide

The travel guide Frommer’s has come out with their list of the nation’s most festive light display destinations. New England ranks high with 2 of the country’s best holiday lights displays. One of the most spectacular displays is right here in Massachusetts. The other is in Newport, Rhode Island.

Frommer’s list of the USA’s most spectacular winter light displays put a spotlight on 14 fabulous destinations around the country. But there are plenty of great places to experience the glow of the holidays, closer to home. After you read about the Frommer’s list, scroll down and take a look at some bright and beautiful Boston spots.


  • Bright Nights At Forest Park

    Bright Nights at Forest Park is located in Springfield, MA. The holiday light extravaganza is open November 23 through January 1. As Frommer’s explains, “More than 400 exhibits light up this 3-mile drive in western Massachusetts. Look for animated deer leaping over the road, a roaring lion, a hopping frog, and nods to famous locals such as Theodor Geisel, aka Dr. Seuss. One section, Toy Land, pays tribute to Candy Land, the Game of Life, and other iconic board games and toys created by Springfield’s own Milton Bradley.”

  • Holidays At The Newport Mansions

    Holidays at the Newport Mansions,happening now through January 1st, was named by Frommer’s as one of the most dazzling holiday lights spots in the country. The publication describes the display:

    “Over-the-top homes that once belonged to Gilded Age industrialists get even more over the top with elaborate wreaths, flower displays, and Christmas trees in nearly every room. At The Breakers, built for the Vanderbilt family, a 15-foot-tall stack of poinsettias dominates the Great Hall; take a close look at the tree in the bedroom of patriarch Cornelius Vanderbilt to see if it’s bedecked with train ornaments in reference to a major source of his wealth. Kids can follow a child-friendly audio tour at the Breakers or The Elms, where antique circus toys are on display. Don’t neglect the gardens, either. “Sparkling Lights at The Breakers” (pictured above; separate ticket required) offers 6 acres’ worth of stately luminance.”


  • The Rest of the Best

    You can travel the country in search of sparkle and dazzle in holiday light displays. There are places to go for glow all over the globe. Frommer’s spotlighted 12 other destinations worth traveling to in the USA. The list included, Cincinnati Zoo’s PNC Festival of Lights, Ozark Mountain Christmas in Branson, Missouri, Holiday Train Show and Glow, New York Botanical Garden, A Longwood Christmas in Brandywine Valley, Pennsylvania, and Glittering Lights at Las Vegas Motor Speedway

  • Home For The Holidays

    If you want to stay closer to home, check out these festive and stunning spots in the Boston area, to get your glow on, courtesy of Boston Magazine.

    The Best Holiday Light Displays in Boston and Beyond

    From drive-through displays to sparkling downtown strolls, here's where you'll find the best holiday lights in Boston and around Massachusetts.

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