August 25, 2019

The World’s Best Displays of Hanging Outdoor Christmas Lights

A World Wide Extravaganza of Xmas Light

Travel and Leisure Magazine editors have searched the world over for the world’s best displays of hanging outdoor Christmas lights.  You can be sure they are plenty of contenders for this honor and although you might expect the United States to have the monopoly on this category, you’ll have to guess again.  Although the US has entries on the list, Travel and Leisure’s awards span the globe. Let’s take a look at who’s in the top 6 of this list.

Disney World’s Hollywood Studies–No surprise here.  Nobody does an extravagant show like Disney and the Christmas Extravaganza is no exception. Known as the “Osborne Dancing Christmas Lights”, this show incorporates music with over 5 million lights blinking along in time.

Complete with snow, (artificial of course) after all this is Florida, the show comes ablaze every 15 minutes.

The Worlds Best Displays of Hanging Outdoor Christmas LightsBrussels Town HallA bit scary, this 15th century gothic building is covered with spires and lights that blink eerily to music every night during the month of December.

Tokyo–Roppongi Hills Galleria–when the midtown shopping district of Tokyo unveiled the first of its outdoor Christmas light displays, the amazing Milky Way display in 2007,  people the world over took notice.  It remains to be seen what they have planned for this year and years to come.

Johnson City, Texas–a small town of just 1500, this hamlet does outside Christmas lights Texas style–in a big, big way.  This 1 block park space is adjacent to Lyndon B. Johnson’s National Historic Park and features more than 1 million lights.  People come from the big Texas towns, Austin and San Antonio just to see what the Pedernales Electrical Cooperative has put together for the season.

Branson, MissouriSilver Dollar City is Branson’s theme park.  Although the entire park gets decked out for the holiday what’s really impressive is the 5-story special effects outdoor Christmas tree lighting.

Mexico CityThe vendors at the Tepito flea market go all out.  When not selling all kinds of cheap goods, they’re busy decking out their stalls to celebrate Navidad with their take on commercial holiday lights.

Like to see these displays up close and personal, without travelling the globe?  If so, you’re in luck.  Simply click on the link below and see Travel and Leisure’s selections for Best Holiday Light Displays

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