GUIDE: Holiday Light Displays

By Meghan Friedland, Editor/Publisher of Macaroni Kid Danbury-Bethel-Ridgefield December 11, 2015
For the last few years, at some point during the holiday season we grab the kids after dinner, get them into jammies and hop in the car to venture out and find some amazing holiday light displays. Is this a tradition for your family, too? Here's a helpful guide to several displays in our area and a bit beyond for those of you willing to take a bit of a further drive. Many take donations for charity (monetary or canned food) so plan ahead. 

NOTE: Some of these were submitted by readers and fans and we haven't yet had the opportunity to drive to all of them to confirm if they are happening again this year. Please leave a comment if you either learn that a display is no longer there or if you find a new one to add to our list!!  


Main Street Danbury
Head down Main St. Danbury - more lights this year then ever before. Worth the drive through on your way to the mall or on your way to some other holiday light displays!

91 Hilltop Manor, Danbury 
Lights set to music. Rumor has it they don't go on until 8PM. If anyone knows for sure, leave a comment and we'll update! 

Melrose Ave., Danbury 


Main Street Ridgefield
Spectacular this year! Just drive down and take it all in. And if the weather is nice (and it has been!), park and stroll along to enjoy it longer. 

Corner of Ridgebury Rd. & Shadow Lake Rd. 

Hawleyville Fire Department - Holiday Light Show
34 Hawleyville RoadOver 15,000 lights set to 100+ holiday songs. Tune in to 91.9FM.  

Willing to Drive Further?  

Drum Hill Rd. Wilton

Crazy Christmas House, Torrington

St. Germain Christimas Light Show, Waterbury

Silver Lights Festival, Meriden
A spectacular display with 200,000 white lights and more than 300 lighted characters throughout Hubbard Park. Displays in trees, on the ponds and nestled in the natural habitat.

Lake Compounce Holiday Lights, Bristol
Hundreds of thousands of lights and exciting holiday entertainment and activities. Join Santa, Mrs. Clause and their elves for tons of holiday fun at New England's Family Holiday Theme Park for Holiday Lights!  

Holiday Light Fantasia, Hartford
A nightly, drive-through 2-mile light show & winter wonderland in Goodwin Park.

Fantasy of Lights, New Haven
Lighthouse Point Park. Over 100,000 bulbs in 60 animated light displays, including LED bulb displays for extra vibrant attractions. They offer 3D glasses to enhance your viewing experience while you drive through the displays. 

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