Get in the spirit of the holiday season in Connecticut with all the wonderful holiday light displays happening this month! We invite you to take a walk through a winter wonderland with your family and friends, or stay warm in the comfort of your car at one of the festive drive-thru experiences. Take a look at where you can enjoy the best holiday displays in Connecticut this year:
The Festival of Silver Lights
Hubbard Park in Meriden, CT
This beloved tradition in Meriden is one of Connecticut’s favorite light displays! The Festival of Silver Lights features illuminations of more than 350,000 twinkling lights with over 200 figures and buildings that are decorated with in holiday lights creating a spectacular display. The festival continues through January 2, 2023.
The Holiday Lights Spectacular
Olde Mistick Village in Mystic, CT
Enjoy a festive stroll through The Holiday Lights Spectacular at Olde Mistick Village as you enjoy hot chocolate and a wonderful display of over a half-million lights decorating the shops and restaurants of the village. And be sure to take photos along the way at the life-size holiday photo frames!
Fantasy of Lights
Lighthouse Point Park in New Haven, CT
Cost: $10 per car
Fantasy of Lights is now in its 28th year! Presented by Goodwill of Southern New England, it’s become a holiday tradition for thousands of families. Enjoy this festive drive-thru light display at New Haven’s Lighthouse Point Park set right on the water. All proceeds help to fund Goodwill of Southern New England’s many programs for people with disabilities and other barriers to employment.
Holiday Light Festival & Market
Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford, CT
Cost: Senior discount available on weekdays for $15, free entrance for children under 5.
Visit this indoor holiday festival for a fun, one-of-a-kind, family-friendly indoor festival of lights! Enjoy dazzling light gardens, glowing activities, delectable seasonal treats, and live entertainment at Glow Hartford through January 1st, 2023.
Magic of Lights
Pratt & Whitney Stadium in East Hartford, CT
Cost: $18 per car on weekdays, $22 per car any day of the week
Magic of Lights is a magical drive-through holiday experience, and this year it is bigger and brighter than ever with more than a mile of spectacular light displays that bring to life your favorite holiday scenes and characters. Don’t miss the larger-than-life sparkling Holiday Barbie™ display, the supersized Bigfoot® Monster Truck, and life-sized dinosaurs of Prehistoric Christmas!
Lantern Light Village
Mystic Seaport Museum
Cost: $29 per adult, $24 per child over 3
Lantern Light Village is an outdoor experience designed to take you through a journey through time between the modern and 19th century holiday seasons. Enjoy festive lighting displays, live music, horse and carriage rides, fire pits, a visit from St. Nicholas, and more including holiday themed stories, crafts, and games!
Lights in Motion
Hebron Lions Club in Hebron, CT
Cost: $40 per car
Experience the glowing fairgrounds at Lights in Motion with over one million vibrant animated lights digitally synchronized to holiday music in this special drive-thru experience! You’ll see matrix image walls, lighted tunnels, giant snowflakes, and our newest installation, a 33 foot illuminated snowman! All net proceeds from this event go to children’s charities.
For more things to do in Connecticut this holiday season, visit: CTVisit.com.