If it feels like there are so many holiday light displays around the Rockford region that it's hard to know which ones are worth making the drive to, we can help with that.

Whether it's the over-the-top city light show extravaganzas or the cozy charm of small-town displays, the Midwest glows with a spirit all through the winter, and here are some of our favorites.

Festival of Lights - Sinnissippi Park in Rockford, IL

This display has been a family tradition in Rockford since 1989 with over 100 Displays and 800,000 lights to be seen in this drive-through experience.

Enchantment in the Park - West Bend, Wisconsin

Immerse yourself into this massive drive-through experience that has more than a million LED lights "shining bright throughout Regner Park" through Christmas Eve.

Light of Christmas - Guaranteed Rate Field, Chicago, Illinois

Light of Christmas is called the "premier drive-thru Christmas light show experience," for those who love to enjoy a holiday display without standing out in the cold, this is going to be a show not to miss.


All Aglow at the Nicholas Conservatory and Gardens - Rockford, Illinois

Sam's Christmas Village - Somerset, Wisconsin

Sam's has 12 million lights on display making it well worth the drive-up.

For a safe and joyous family outing that's full of festive fun, don't miss out on the opportunity to visit Sam's Christmas Village! You can enjoy this wonderful attraction from November 24th to December 31st, 2023

Illuminated at Anderson Japanese Gardens - Rockford, Illinois

Zoo Lights at Lincoln Park Zoo - Chicago, Illinois

Zoo Lights at the Lincoln Park Zoo is consistently named one of the best holiday light experiences in America.

China Lights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Illumination at the Morton Arboretum - Lisle, Illinois

Taylor Swift Christmas Light Display - Naperville, Illinois

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