Nature December 11, 2018
Everyone Should Take This Spectacular Holiday Trail Of Lights In Connecticut This Season
It’s that time of year when Connecticut is completely aglow with millions of sparkling lights. And with so many festive displays, it’s a great time for a road trip. Hop in the car to cruise this holiday lights trail that will chase all of your Bah Humbugs away!
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The Connecticut Holiday Lights Trail will take you to the boldest and brightest displays in the state. Grab the interactive map for this illuminating road trip
1. Wonderland At Roseville, Fairfield
Wonderland in Roseville is pure magic. The Halliwell family have created a walk-through holiday display at their home in Fairfield. Enjoy thousands of lights and the model trains that chug around the yard. Stroll the property for free but donations are accepted and go directly to the Shriners Children's Hospital.
2. That House In Milford, Milford
Recognized as the most spirited house in town during the holidays, That House In Milford uses over 30,000 lights in their display. Check out the over-the-top decor for free but consider making a donation to the Connecticut Food Bank. This holiday attraction has raised over $19,000 to help those in need since its inception in 2007.
3. Fantasy Of Lights, New Haven
Purchase some 3D glasses to take in the full effect of Fantasy of Lights. More than 100,000 glittering lights and 80 animated displays make Lighthouse Park in New Haven come to life. Admission to the 1-mile drive-thru lights show is $10 per vehicle.
4. Festival Of Silver Lights, Meriden
Hubbard Park takes on an enchanting air with 350,000 twinkling white lights. Bring your camera to snap pictures of over 200 lit figurines. Drive or stroll the loop around Mirror Lake for free at this event.
5. Lake Compounce Holiday Lights, Bristol
Hundreds of thousands of lights will deck out Lake Compounce in a festive air during the holiday season. A light show set to music takes place every half hour. Take a spin on select family and kids rides that are open. Admission ranges from $11.99 - $15.99 per person with children three and under entering for free.
6. Holiday Lights Fantasia, Hartford
Cruise through the state's largest drive-thru lights display at Holiday Lights Fantasia in Goodwin Park. Gaze in wonder at the 2-mile show with over 80 million twinkling lights. At just $15 per carload, this magnificent wonderland will be the highlight of your holiday.
Who do you know that would appreciate this spectacular holiday lights trail? The season only comes around once a year, so make the most of it! Take the entire family to visit this
whimsical elf village or have an adults night out at this super festive Christmas pop-up bar.