America's Most Dazzling: See Your State's Wildest Holiday Light Display

Whether totally tacky or spectacularly beautiful, ostentatious light displays are a true sign of the holiday season. Check out some of the most extravagant light shows in each US state (and DC, too!).

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Bellingrath Gardens Christmas in Lights in Mobile, AL.


Alaska Center for the Performing Arts in Anchorage, AK.


Mesa Arizona Temple Christmas Lights in Mesa, AZ.


The state capital building in Little Rock, AR, at Christmas time.


Enjoy the 100-foot-tall Christmas tree at the Grove in Los Angeles.


Colorado is full of beautiful buildings but perhaps none shines brighter than the Denver City County Building on Christmas.


Constitution Plaza is decked out for the holidays in Hartford, CT.

District of Columbia

Attend the U.S. Capital Christmas Tree lighting ceremony in Washington, DC.


A curvy lit path leads to a cottage on a wooded lot in Ardentown, DE.


Mark and Kathy Hyatt celebrate the holidays with an outrageous display of holiday lights decorating their home in Fort Lauderdale, FL, known as the Hyatt House.


The Atlanta Botanical Garden in Georgia puts on quite a show for the holiday season.


The US Navy guided-missile destroyer USS Michael Murphy sits piered during the annual Pearl Harbor Festival of Lights in Hawaii.


Take in the holiday display outside the Idaho State Capital Building in Boise.


Christmas lights at the Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago, IL.


Drive through PeteyVille in Hammond for one of the best displays in all of Indiana.


Leading up to the big tree in front of the Iowa State Capital Building, the Des Moines streets are lined with various Christmas decorations.


Dubbed "The Christmas City of the High Plains," WaKeeney, Kansas been celebrating Christmas in a big way since 1950. On the Saturday following Thanksgiving each year, Santa Claus flips a switch lighting up a wonderland of over three miles of electrical wiring, 2,000 perimeter lights, a 35-foot pine Christmas tree and 1,400 pounds of fresh greenery. Photo courtesy of WaKeeney Travel & Tourism


Jefferson Square lights in Louisville, KY.


Stop by the Roosevelt Hotel in New Orleans for some of the best holiday lights in Louisiana.


Check out the holiday displays at one of the many lighthouses in Maine, including the Nubble Lighthouse in York (pictured above).


Baltimore, MD, recreates its very own 'Miracle on 34th Street' as neighbors decorate their homes in the quirky Hampden neighborhood.


Take in the holiday cheer at the Quincy Market in Boston.


Rosa Parks Circle in Grand Rapids, MI.


There’s no better place in Minnesota to celebrate the holidays than at Bentleyville "Tour of Lights."


City Hall is lit up for the holidays in Meridian, MS.


Silver Dollar City in Branson, MO, always puts on a spectacular show, especially during the holiday season.


The Anaconda ‘Christmas Stroll’ in Montana.


The county courthouse in Kearney, NE.


A 7-story Christmas tree sits on display in front of Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, NV.

New Hampshire

Stop by Enfield’s La Salette Shrine in New Hampshire to celebrate the holidays.

New Jersey

Take in the festivities at the Holiday Light Show at the Turtle Back Zoo in West Orange, NJ.

New Mexico

Enjoy the luminarios and holiday lights at Historic Plaza in Santa Fe, NM.

New York

The bedazzled Rockefeller Christmas Tree in New York City is draped with 5 miles of LED lights and topped with a sparkling Swarovski crystal star.

North Carolina

Take in the holidays at one of the most famous estates in the country, the Biltmore Manor in Asheville, NC.

North Dakota

Kick off the holiday season at the Downtown Fargo-Moorhead Holiday Parade in North Dakota.


Enjoy the holiday spirit at Clifton Mill in Ohio.


Take a stroll down the Bricktown Canal in Oklahoma City, OK, to enjoy the many holiday decorations.


There is no better place in Oregon to see holiday lights than Peacock Lane in Portland.


Koziar’s Christmas Village near Bernville, PA, embodies the holiday spirit.

Rhode Island

Spend Christmas at the Breakers in Newport, RI.

South Carolina

Christmas time at Homeland Gardens in Aiken, SC.

South Dakota

Several light-laced trees at Christmas at the Capital in Pierre, SD.


Revisit classic Christmas scenes while exploring the Enchanted Garden of Lights in Chattanooga, TN.


Christmas along the San Antonio riverwalk in Texas.


Temple Square Christmas Lights Celebration in Salt Lake City, UT.


The Church Street Marketplace in Burlington, VT.


Part of the Tacky House Tour in Richmond, VA.


Enjoy the lights at the world-famous Pike Place open-air market in Seattle.

West Virginia

Drive by one of the many holiday-themed covered bridges in West Virginia.


Cathedral Square Park in downtown Milwaukee, WI.


Holiday lights decorate the antler arches on the Town Square of Jackson, WY.