7 Christmas Light Displays In Iowa That Are Pure Holiday Magic
By Raymond Goldfield|Published November 04, 2023
Raymond Goldfield is a life-long New Jersey resident and an avid traveler and foodie who can be usually found on the Jersey Shore during the offseason or checking out the latest seasonal flavors at The Bent Spoon in Princeton. He has been working for Only In Your State for since early 2022, where he writes for New Jersey and Iowa and edits the Mid-Atlantic region. He can also be found writing about pop culture for GeekDad. When at home, he enjoys reading comic books and is part of The Rabbitt Stew podcast team. While New Jersey is his home base, he travels regularly and has visited Virginia, Florida, Maine, Minnesota, and Canada as well as all of NJ's border states. Ultimate travel goal? Visit all the best buffets in the United States.
For me, there’s one way I know that the holiday season is upon us – the pumpkins come off the porches, and the twinkling lights come on! As the Christmas light displays start filling suburban streets, I love looking at them – and I always wonder, “Where are the best Christmas lights near me?” Everyday displays are great, but some of the best Christmas lights in Iowa are truly stunning. Locations like the best botanical garden in Iowa and the Hawkeye State’s largest amusement park make the most of the winter season by playing host to amazing walk-through or drive-through holiday light events. Even some ordinary locations like a small-town main street or county park truly go all out to make this season special. So come along with us to discover the best Christmas light displays in Iowa!
Have you visited any of these amazing Christmas lights in Iowa? Do you also search for “best Christmas lights near me” as the season gets started? Let us know in the comments section, and tell us your plans for the 2023 holiday season! If you’re looking for more ways to make the season special, check out this charming boutique hotel that gets decked out for the holidays!