Holiday light displays in Iowa

Thanks to Travel Iowa we know of the best holiday light displays you aren’t going to want to miss this year.

See our list below:

Christmas in Atlantic – November 15 – December 26 – the trees on Main Street in Atlantic, Iowa come to life and stay through the end of the holiday season.

Festival of Lights Christmas Displays in Mount Pleasant – November 15 – December 31 – This display is described as the largest holiday light display in the Midwest.

Jolly Holiday Lights in Altoona – November 23 – December 29 – Turn the holiday music up and load the family into the car for a drive through Jolly Holiday Lights.

Holiday Lights, Magical Nights in Decorah – November 21 – December 25 – All proceeds from the light display benefit Helping Services for Youth and Families.

Symphony of Lights in Clinton – November 22- December 30 – See 40 holiday displays made of over 500,000 lights.

Waverly Light Display – November 22 – December 25 – What started as a humble yard display of string lights is not a Christmas spectacular with choreographed music, so the lights literally dance.

City of Christmas Display of Lights in Keokuk – November 23 – December 26 – The event includes 100 lighted displays with almost one million lights.

Festival of Lights in Carroll – November 23 – December 25 – Over 1.5 million twinkling lights are on display at Swan Lake State Park.

Lights in the Park in Sumner – November 24 – January 2 – Enjoy one of Northeast Iowa’s newest light displays.

West Union Festival of Lights – November 23 – December 31 – Stroll or drive through the Enchanted Forest that wraps around a pond for a unique winter evening.

This Little Light of Mine in New Hampton – December 1 – January 1 – 2nd annual holiday lights celebration at Mikkelson Park.

1697 Newberry Avenue, Solon – Features many animated, singing characters including the Grinch and Louie the Snowman singing “What a Wonderful World.”  Numerous other displays included to lift your holiday spirits!

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