If you enjoy outdoor Christmas light displays, you should add this location to your must-see list in Illinois.

Tough Competition For Best Outdoor Christmas Light Display In United States

According to timeout.com,

When it comes to the best Christmas lights in the USA, some folks tend to go over the top.


Decking the halls with boughs of holly and a traditional Christmas tree and wreath seem sedate compared to these elaborate displays of Christmas affection that incorporate as many tiny bulbs as there are dollars in our national debt.

The standard has been set for what it takes to have a top-rated outdoor Christmas light display. The leader of the pack is Clark Griswold, the main character from one of the greatest holiday movies of all time, National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation. If you're not ready to take it to that level, I suggest dropping out right now.

Illinois Is Home To One Of Best Outdoor Christmas Light Displays In U.S.

The state of Illinois is full of amazing outdoor Christmas light displays but one stands out above the rest. That is the Zoo Lights at Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago. Check out the many reasons why this popular tourist attraction has an unforgettable annual holiday event.

Experiences At Zoo Light At Lincoln Park Zoo

Besides the thousands of lights, here are some other cool things to check out.

  • Lights synchronized to music
  • Photos with Santa
  • Ice carving
  • Christmas carolers
  • Proposal Package
  • Live music
  • Adults-only nights
  • New Year's Eve party
  • Holiday pop-up bar
  • Snacks
  • Shopping
  • Carousel
  • Ferris Wheel
  • Train ride
  • Light maze
  • And much more

Galena, Illinois: One of America’s Very Best Christmas Towns

Wouldn't you know it, the most magical time of year also happens to be when this old-fashioned town looks its best.

8 Small Town Illinois Christmas Events You Should Attend This Year