Whether you believe in setting up your tree the day after Halloween, or you wait until Thanksgiving is over to get into the holiday spirit, there’s no denying that driving around looking at Christmas Lights is one of the highlights of anyone’s holiday season. One spot in Mount Pleasant has been lighting up locals’ lives for years, and you’ll want to plan a drive through this epic light show in the Midwest as soon as it opens up. This is the magic of Midwest Old Thresher’s Mount Pleasant Festival of Lights in Iowa, the best and brightest Christmas lights display in the state!

There’s a reason this is event is a perennial Hawkeye State favorite. In addition to having some of the Christmas lights in Iowa, there’s just so much charming fun to be had — from *heated* horse-drawn carriage rides to trolley rides and so much more. You can learn more about the dates, times, admission prices, and scheduled events for the Mount Pleasant Festival of Lights at the Midwest Old Threshers Facebook page.

Have you been to this epic holiday lights display in Iowa before? Will you be attending this year? Please share your thoughts and experiences with us in the comments below!

While you’re in Mount Pleasant, plan to stop at Butch’s River Rock Cafe for a meal. This hidden restaurant is one Iowa’s best kept secrets, and the perfect way to cap off your light-peeping experience!

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