Where to see Christmas lights for the 2022 season in Connecticut

Places in Connecticut will soon light up to herald the holiday season.

Several Connecticut towns, parks and businesses will be transformed with colorful light displays in the form of characters such as Santa, sea creatures and dinosaurs.

Here’s a look at the Connecticut Christmas lights for the 2022 season:

Hebron Lions lights in motion

Hebron


At 347 Gilead Street, guests can ride through a route full of Christmas lights featuring Santas, penguins, Christmas trees and more November 24th to January 1staccording to its website.


Winter Festival & Tunnel of Lights

East Windsor


Visitors can take a ride through a festive-themed tunnel while listening to Christmas carols 25 Nov to 30 Dec at the Connecticut Trolley Museum, according to its website.


Luminous Gardens

Hartford


Guests can wander the light-filled Connecticut Convention Center 25 Nov to 1 Jan, according to its website.


Festival of Lights

mystic


Olde Mistick Village will be hosting a light festival for one night only 9 Dec The event will also feature live entertainment and free treats, according to the event’s website.


magic of lights

East Hartford


Magic of Lights, a 1.6km ride of festive lights, will feature lights in the shape of prehistoric dinosaurs, according to its Facebook page. It expires November 23rd to January 1st at Rentschler Field at Pratt & Whitney Stadium.


Holiday wish – follow the magic

Stamford


Ilario Altamura, Partner of Parachute Concerts, shows the ongoing setup for the "Holiday wish: Follow the magic" immersive vacation experience in downtown Stamford in Stamford, Connecticut, Wednesday, October 19, 2022. Holiday Wish is a walk-through sensory event featuring a series of bright and colorful environments featuring a vacation village with elves, reindeer, penguins and more.  The 20,000 square meter exhibition is open daily from November 11th to December 24th.

Ilario Altamura, Partner of Parachute Concerts, demonstrates preparations for the immersive vacation experience “Holiday Wish: Follow the Magic” at Downtown Stamford in Stamford, Connecticut on Wednesday, October 19, 2022.

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Stamford town center is transformed into a 20,000 square meter interactive holiday event complete with reindeer, lights and more. until 24.12.

Learn more about Holiday Wish – follow the magic here.


2022 Christmas Lights at Lake Compounce

Southington


Lake Compounce hosted their Pawliday Lights event on Sunday, December 5th, 2021.  Dogs and their owners were allowed to take photos with Santa Claus and go for a walk in the amusement park.  The dogs present also got a puppachino.  Have you been SEEN?

Lake Compounce hosted their Pawliday Lights event on Sunday, December 5th, 2021. Dogs and their owners were allowed to take photos with Santa Claus and go for a walk in the amusement park. The dogs present also got a puppachino. Have you been SEEN?

Jessica Fillback

Santa Claus offers meet-and-greets at Lake Compounce 19 Nov to 23 Dec, according to its website. The park will also be filled with lights to celebrate the holidays until 31.12.


American Lantern Festivals

middle town


Lyman Orchards’ American Lantern Festival is a half-mile lantern walk featuring handcrafted natural figures. It will run out Dec 15 to Feb 27, according to its website.


fantasy of lights

New port


Dinosaur Park is one of 58 lighting exhibits at Fantasy of Lights at Lighthouse Point Park in New Haven hosted here in 2018.

Dinosaur Park is one of 58 lighting exhibits at Fantasy of Lights at Lighthouse Point Park in New Haven hosted here in 2018.

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Fantasy of Lights is organized and run by Goodwill of Southern New England November 18th to December 31st at 240 Lighthouse Road, according to his Facebook page. The event supports Goodwill’s mission to support employment and recreational activities for people with disabilities and other challenges.


Lantern Light Village

mystic


The Lantern Light Village is filled with horse and carriage rides, fire pits, and lighting displays. It is on display at the Mystic Seaport Museum 2 Dec to 17 Dec, according to its website.


New holiday walk

Stamford


Mill River Park is lit up with festive lights and features a beer garden and a 30-inch interactive Christmas tree. The walk ends 18 Nov to 24 Decaccording to its website.


Festival of Silver Lights

merids


Christmas lights on display in Meriden on December 19, 2019

Christmas lights on display in Meriden on December 19, 2019

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Meriden’s Festival of the Silver Lights will be visible at Hubbard Park Nov 23 – Jan 2, according to Meriden’s website.


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