Even The Grinch Would Marvel At The Christmas Light Display At The Campbell County Festival Of Lights In Wyoming
Did you know that one of the best holiday light displays in the country is right here in Wyoming? If you live in Campbell County, you know we’re talking about the Festival of Lights! Gather your family and hit the road to experience this one of a kind drive through light show here in Gillette.
Can you believe there are more than 1,000,000 lights on display right here in Gillette, Wyoming? No wonder we call it the Energy Capital!
This year, the Festival of Lights takes place from Friday, November 18, 2022 through Sunday, January 2, 2023. As always, it is free to drive though! If you love holiday celebrations, you’ll adore this magical holiday trolley ride!
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Wyoming Is A Winter Wonderland
What are the most wondrous Christmas towns in Wyoming?
Wyoming has a lot of Christmas cheer and charm to go around, as several towns host wonderful festivities all over the state. Casper is known for having the state's best Christmas Parade. They hold the annual lighting of the Christmas tree at David Street Station and offer free cookies and hot cocoa. The tiny town of Dubois features the Dubois Delights, where locals take part in a light display competition and enjoy live music. Jackson really lights things up as the whole town becomes a festive light display and the National Elk Refuge provides magical sleigh rides through the snow.
Are there many Christmas light displays in Wyoming?
Oh yes! In fact, we've put together a Christmas Lights Road Trip where you can see some of the most brilliant light displays Wyoming has to offer. The Hemi Lighted Forest of Hope in Cheyenne is included, where they light trees for children who have had Hemispherectomy Brain Surgery. You'll also pass through the Wyoming Territorial Prison Holiday Light Display in Laramie where the old prison is decked out with over 10,000 lights and a local radio station plays music specifically for this event.
What are the most magical winter holiday festivals in Wyoming?
Wyoming is no slouch when it comes to holiday festivals. The Wild West Winter Festival in Riverton is a month-long holiday event including ice sculpting, a treasure hunt, a night parade, and an expo showing off vintage snowmobiles. The town of Rawlins holds an annual WinterFest with several open houses, ballet performances of The Nutcracker, breakfast with Santa Claus, and a Starlight Christmas Parade sure to delight all in attendance. Pile the family into the car and hit the road to see some of these spectacular holiday events for yourself!