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Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and that means it’s officially time to celebrate the holidays. As it turns out, a popular Pennsylvania spot has been named one of the best places to enjoy Christmas lights this year.
The study, which calls the “USA’s Spectacular Winter Light Displays,” comes from Frommers.com. In the article, Frommers.com writes, “Would you like to go on a lights safari this winter? You have many options. When the weather turns chilly, gardens, zoos, racetracks, caves, city parks, resorts and mansions across the United States burst into a multitude of twinkling lights and stunning decorations featuring trains, animals, North Pole residents and other creations.”
In Pennsylvania, they call “A Longwood Christmas” in the Brandywine Valley one of America’s best Christmas light displays. “The holiday celebration at Longwood Gardens in southeastern Pennsylvania’s scenic Brandywine Valley combines electric and horticultural splendor,” the article enthuses. “The conservatory of the 1,000-acre botanical garden features themed displays with festive blossoms, decorated trees and gilded garlands. Outside, meanwhile, you can walk through a 200-foot tunnel of light, meander past 150 trees adorned with more than 500,000 lights, and watch as colored lights mimic dancing fountains. Make yourself comfortable next to the fire pits.” The exhibition is open from November 18th to January 8th.
They’re also spotlighting the “Holiday Train Show and Glow” at the New York Botanical Garden. “During the New York Botanical Garden’s annual Holiday Train Show, flora takes a backseat to model trains at the grand Enid A. Haupt Conservatory,” the article reads. “More than two dozen mini choo-choos and trolleys chug along a half-mile route, rolling past 175 intricately crafted miniature NYC landmarks like the Statue of Liberty, the Brooklyn Bridge and Penn Station. Outside, NYBG GLOW adorns 1.5 miles of sidewalks with eye-catching light displays that you can stroll through while listening to live music.” This event runs from November 19th to January 16th, so you’ll have plenty of time to enjoy it after the holidays . The full list of America’s Best Holiday Lights Displays can be found here.
Anne Erickson’s love of music drew her to radio, and she began shortly after graduating from MSU. She has a passion for rock and metal and local music. She is also the frontwoman of the band Upon Wings. Email Anne at [email protected], follow her on Instagram @EricksonAnne, and tweet her @AnneErickson!