Northern California November 21, 2016
6 Christmas Light Displays In Northern California That Are Pure Magic
One of the best parts of the holidays is feeling like you’ve been brightened up from the inside thanks to all the holiday cheer. Luckily for those of us here in Northern California, we can absorb that fuzzy warm feeling from the outside in by visiting these tremendous light displays.
1. Global Winter Wonderland in Sacramento
This multicultural light festival celebrates the beauty of cold winter nights and holiday fun. Lanterns are multi colored and lit from within, making this a vibrant and fun holiday tradition.
Subjects include traditional Christmas characters...
As well as fun, beautiful scenes that will take your breath away.
You might even get a few giggles out of the creative lanterns, which sometimes can be huge.
2. Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens Festival of Lights
These beautful gardens are transformed for the winter into a magical holiday escape. Bundle up with lots of layers to suit the winter weather and take a stroll through the bright designs.
And other displays are incredibly creative, like this lava stump.
These winter gardens are unlike anything you've experienced.
Some are just downright cute!
3. The Village at Northstar, Truckee
All of California's ski resorts are breathtaking, but Northstar takes the cake on having one of the most family friendly, festive atmospheres.
Northstar is also the host of Northern Lights, a festival that is taking place this year on December 12th.
The evening is full of light-filled fun, includeding glow-in-the-dark face painting, balloon twisting and games along with DJ's and live music on the Village Stage. The evening's fun culminates with a great fireworks show.
4. Winter Wonderland at Fairytale Town, Sacramento.
Each night at dusk from now through the holidays, Fairytale Town, a beloved fantasy park in Northern California, is open late and lite up with a ton of festive Christmas Lights.
The park really comes a live with the holiday spirit.
This small Northern California town has an amazing tree lighting ceremony every year the day after Thanksgiving. What really makes this festive spot unique, however, is that local organizations, businesses and schools will decorate a small Christmas Tree along Highway 50 for all travelers to enjoy.
It's fun because it shows how much community there is in this small town.
People come out in droves to watch the lights turn on the big tree, as well.
6. Redding has an out of this world parade that features trucks decorated with winter scenes and plenty of joy.
What is your favorite celebration of light during the holiday season here in Northern California?