I haven’t really been into the Christmas spirit for a couple of years now. With so many things having spiraled downward over the last couple of years, I couldn’t get into the spirit fully. This sucks. I love Christmas, it’s always been my favorite time of year. The twinkle of the holiday lights makes my heart happy. Decorating the house in festive Christmas lights warms my heart.
We haven’t done anything yet to decorate for Christmas. We’re still trying to figure out when we’ll go cut down our family tree. While we’re happy that we finally have a roof over our heads, and all the family under one roof, it’s still hard to feel that Christmas spirit. While I’m trying to get into the spirit of Christmas spirit, I decided to search for some of the best places to see Christmas lights in New England. Maybe we’ll get to see some of these Christmas lights in New England, but if not, I hope you do!
Gift of Lights at New Hampshire Motor Speedway
1122 NH-106, Loudon, NH 03307
PRESENTED BY EASTERN PROPANE & OIL. Thursday, November 28, 2019 – Sunday, January 5, 2020.
Admission & Santa Claus Details
Admission is $25 per car or bus (up to 15 people). Buses containing more than 15 people will also be charged an additional $2 per person for anyone over the 15 allowed.
Santa will be located in the NHMS Main Office on Friday and Saturday nights (through December 21). Kids of all ages can have their picture taken with the one and only Santa Claus for $5/photo. Cash or credit cards are accepted, but checks will not be accepted.
Save $2 off your admission when you bring three or more non-perishable food items for donation to the Loudon Food Pantry or participate in one of the theme nights: PJ Night (December 4), Military Night (December 11) or Ugly Sweater Night (December 18).
221 Daniel Webster Hwy Merrimack, NH 03054
Starting on Nov. 22, guests are invited to stroll down Pestalozzi Street to marvel as the brewery is turned into a remarkable holiday experience with something for everyone, including a Kids Zone.
Admission and Other Details
We’ve gone to Brewery Lights twice now, and it’s a fabulous show!
Brewery Lights is a family-friendly event, open to all ages at no cost. Guests can attend every Friday through Sunday, from 5 to 10 p.m. starting Nov. 22 until Dec. 30. Drive-through tours are also welcome Monday through Wednesday after dusk until midnight. Additionally, they are open for Brewery Lights walking tours on Monday, December 23rd, Thursday 26th, and December 30th.
Don’t forget to visit their website to get a Clydesdale package! we got our photo taken with the Clydesdales and it was such a magical experience.
ZooLights at the Stone Zoo
149 Pond St, Stoneham, MA 02180
ZooLights dazzles visitors of all ages each holiday season! Stroll along tree-lined paths lit by thousands of twinkling lights, where you’ll see black bears, a bald eagle, Canada lynx, arctic foxes, and even reindeer.
Admission and Details:
- Monday, Tuesday: Adult: $9.95 | Children: $7.95
- Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday: Adult: $11.95 | Children: $9.95
- Friday, Saturday: Adult: $14.95 | Children: $12.95
- Adult: $14.95
- Children: $12.95
Children include guests ages 2-12. Guests under 2 are free!
300 Sumner Ave, Springfield, MA 01108
I’ll be honest, I went here one year and the wait was ridiculous! I think it was two hours sitting in traffic just waiting to get into the tour, but hey if you don’t mind waiting forever, then Bright Nights at Forest Park is a pretty decent car-tour CHrsitmas light show in Massachusetts to see.
“Bright Nights at Forest Park” is the Northeast’s premier holiday lighting experience with nearly three miles of lighting displays spanning the traditional like “Victorian Village” to the childhood-flashback, like “Jurassic World” and “Seuss Land.”
Hartford’s Goodwin Park. 1130 Maple Ave, Hartford, CT
Holiday Light Fantasia is a nightly 2-mile light show that transforms Goodwin Park into a drive-through wonderland of holiday spirit, making it a top spot for Hartford Christmas lights. Over one million lights depict whimsical holiday scenes, familiar characters, and local tributes that shine bright in both lighted scenes and individual displays.
“Christmas gives us an opportunity to pause and reflect on the important things around us.”David Cameron