Holiday Lights Displays in Greater Boston and Beyond!

There is nothing like piling the family into the car and heading out to look at beautiful, twinkling holiday lights! If you’re looking for a festive treat, plan a trip to see some of these amazing holiday lights displays in the Boston area! 

Magic of Lights

Gillette Stadium, Foxborough
November 18–December 31
$23–40 per car

Enjoy this beautiful holiday lights experience from the comfort of your car! See your favorite holiday scenes and characters of the season using digital animations and LED technology. Tickets must be purchased online in advance.

Edaville Festival of Lights

Edaville Family Theme Park, 5 Pine Street, Carver
November 10–January 1
$12-42 

Our favorite family attraction is back this year! Ride behind a steam-powered locomotive, have fun on amusement rides, and enjoy food and drink throughout the beloved park. Enjoy some of the old favorites as well as new shops, including a European-style Christmas market.

Winter Wonderland at Southwick’s Zoo

2 Southwick Street, Mendon
November 12–December 31
$27 per person

This season, Winter Wonderland and the Festival of Illumination come together to create one unforgettable family experience! Beginning November 12, the holiday tradition continues with Santa’s train ride through the enchanted forest, live entertainment, yummy holiday favorites, and more! This walk-through event is perfect for the whole family!

Leicester Christmas Lights

25 Waite Street, Leicester
Beginning December 1
Free

Beginning in 2012, Scott and Denise Weikel in Leicester have opened up their yard and invited the public to tour their Christmas display — that would make Clark Griswold green with envy. The Weikels started setting up this year’s display shortly after Halloween because it takes approximately 400 hours to create the spectacle, which will include around 200 inflatables. This year’s characters include minions and the cast of “Frozen,” among many others. Santa Claus even makes an appearance on the weekends. This event is free; they do not accept donations, and any money they do receive goes to charity.

Bright Nights at Forest Park

Forest Park, 300 Sumner Avenue, Springfield
November 23–January 1
$23 per car, discounted admission of $10 per car on Tuesdays

It may be a bit of a ride to get there, but the six million people who have visited Bright Nights since it began in 1995 will assure you that it is worth the trip. If you aren’t able to get there yourself, you can always enjoy the beauty of the lights on this virtual tour!

Gift of Lights at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway

New Hampshire Motor Speedway, 1122 Route 106 North, Loudon, NH
November 24–January 1
$35 per car

Revel in the beauty of 3.5 million twinkling lights in this 2.5-mile drive-through holiday lights show north of Boston! Guests will enjoy many new displays this year, including a tunnel of lights, a package wrapping machine, and a deer beach vacation! 

North Shore Holiday Light Show

Crescent Farms, 1058 Boston Road, Haverhill
November 18–December 31
$25-30 per car 

Enjoy dozens of dazzling, larger-than-life holiday-themed lights displays to delight the entire family!

La Salette Christmas Celebration of Lights

The National Shrine of Our Lady of La Salette, 947 Park Street, Attleboro
November 24–January 1
Free

Despite the pandemic, the war in Ukraine, natural disasters, climate change, and political turmoil, this year’s festival will proclaim “Jesus Christ — the living light.” Come allow the more than 400,000 lights to brighten your spirits and join in celebrating the one who is the “living light of the world.”

ZooLights at Stone Zoo

Stone Zoo, 149 Pond Street, Stoneham
November 18–January 8
$12.95-13.95 per ticket, $43.05 for a four-pack (zoo members receive discounted admission)

Guests will enjoy a one-way stroll through the zoo, passing through tree-lined paths lit by twinkling lights. Catch a glimpse of the beautifully lit Yukon Creek, and perhaps you will even encounter some reindeer!  

Somerville Illuminations Tour

Various locations in Somerville (a map will be provided)
Beginning December 8
Free

The City of Somerville will provide an online map featuring the best and brightest holiday displays. Folks are welcome to take tours whenever they’d like, any time after the online map goes live. City-wide caroling will occur on December 15, from 6-8 p.m., with a rain date of December 16.

Festival of Lights at Fatima Shrine

101 Summer St., Holliston
December 8-27
Free

Join Our Lady of Fatima Shrine in Holliston for the traditional Christmas lights as they prepare this advent for the Christmas season. Hot chocolate, donuts, and more will be available. The lights are on from 5-9 p.m. every night, and the event is wheelchair accessible.

If you’re looking for other fun and festive holiday activities after you’ve checked out Boston’s best holiday lights, try one of our December picks, or catch a holiday show with your family!

Deanna is a mom of five (yes, five) children, who lives in Brockton with her small circus of kids, her husband, their dog Penny, and a few cats. Her life is loud, energetic, mostly fun, often gross (did she mention four of those kids are boys?), and she wouldn't have it any other way. In between carting kids to school, baseball, gymnastics, guitar, dance, track and field and every other kid activity known to mankind, she works as a school bus driver for the city of Brockton, and is the Director of Religious Education at the Unity Church of North Easton, a Unitarian Universalist congregation. Deanna also holds degrees in Elementary Physical Education and Dance Education, which she plans to put back into use one day. At parties, Deanna can often be found hanging out with family pets. She follows her children around with a camera like the paparazzi, is pretty sure that 97% of her blood stream is made of coffee, and her laundry is never done. You can also find her blogging at https://eighteenmoreyearsofburpsandfarts.wordpress.com

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