Dazzling! Wonder-filled. Like another world

What is it about twinkling colored lights warming the night sky that awakens delight? Could it be that something deep within is awakened and drawn to light? Is it hope? Beauty? Wonder?

Like a beckoning from a place more akin to our fondest childhood memories, lights take us someplace enchanting. The Lights of Christmas with over one million lights in dazzling displays, takes you to this place.

As the lights create awe and wonder, music carries you through the enchanted grounds shifting themes with the decor. Musical performances by choirs, bands, and acoustic artists take place all throughout the evening. Drama vignettes entertain in the warmth of the Deer Mountain Lodge. Children enjoy making ornaments. Eyes widen with delight at the chance to ride a pony or pet a sheep. Amazingly, a spruce tree named Bruce talks to you and tells funny, and sometimes corny jokes to keep the laughter flowing through the night. Whether strolling through the lighted grounds or taking a short train ride, the lights create the festive backdrop for a magical holiday wonderland enjoyed with friends and family.

At The Lights of Christmas, you’ll experience a holiday dream come true. It’s like becoming a child again at the most wonder-filled time of life! Over one million lights and more offers joy and celebration that leaves you feeling, “This is what Christmas is all about!”

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