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There is nothing better than getting the family together in a car and riding around the neighborhood watching the Christmas lights. Here are eight ridiculously beautiful places to see much more than your average neighborhood light show :) 1. Bellingrath Gardens Magic Christmas in Lights (Mobile, Alabama) There are an incredible 3 million sparkling lights and over 950 displays in this 65 acre Garden estate! There are even nightly choral performances for you to enjoy at the Bellingrath Home. (Bellingrath Gardens, 11/25 - 12/31, closed 12/25) 2. Christmas in Ice (North Pole, Alaska) The city claims to have the Christmas spirit all year long, but only during the winter holidays can you enjoy Christmas-themed ice art in the park next door to Santa's house - how can you miss that?! (Ice Park, 12/3 - 1/8) 3. Arizona Celebration of Lights (Phoenix, Arizona) More than 7 million lights make up a mile of light displays to drive through. You can also visit Santa's Village! (Phoenix Event Complex, 11/18 - 1/1) 4. Lights on the Landscape (Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas) More than 1.8 million holiday lights transform the woodland landscape of Garvan Gardens into a winter wonderland. (Garvan Gardens, 11/19 - 12/31) 5. Riverside Festival of Lights (Riverside, California) The historic Mission Inn is decorated with about 3.5 million lights and over 400 animated figures decorate the surrounding area. Dickens' carolers sing from the balconies above and you can visit Santa in his workshop, or go ice skating at the Main Street rink. (Main Street Riverside, 11/25 - 12/24) 6. Blossoms of Light (Denver, Colorado) A unique viewing experience, this light display highlights the beauty of a winter garden. On top of that there is a ice sleigh to take family photos in! (Denver Botanical Gardens, 12/2 - 1/1) 7. The Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights (Orlando, Florida) What started as an Arkansas family's home display has become one of the largest light display in the country - so big it had to go Disney! Hollywood Studios hosts this spectacle of dancing lights and has added free hot chocolate and magical snow fall. (Hollywood Studios, 11/10 - 1/7) 8. Kauai's Festival of Lights (Kauai, Hawaii) This is a celebration of the holidays and folk art. For nearly 40 years, this tradition started by local artist Auntie Josie Chansky has allowed visitors to enjoy Christmas folk art decorations. (Kauai County Building, 12/2 12/24)