2021 Portland Christmas Ships Fleet parade schedule

Santa's reindeeer ride the waves during a Christmas Ships Fleet parade on the Columbia River (photo by Cheryl Landes) The 2021 schedule for the Christmas Ships Fleet in Portland is posted for the Columbia and Willamette River fleets. The fleets will sail December 3-21. Routes vary, so check the pages linked below for more information … Continue reading 2021 Portland Christmas Ships Fleet parade schedule

La Salette Christmas Celebration of Lights tells a powerful story

The National Shrine of Our Lady of LaSalette decorated for the holidays in Attleboro, Massachusetts Photos by Cheryl Landes For more than 65 years, the National Shrine of Our Lady of La Salette in Attleboro, Massachusetts, has delighted visitors with its Christmas Celebration of Lights. Displays with more than 400,000 lights are spread across 10 … Continue reading La Salette Christmas Celebration of Lights tells a powerful story

The Kilroy Stars shine on the West Coast until January 31

Image credit: The Kilroy Stars See the Kilroy Stars, four star sculptures created by Burning Man artists based in Oakland, California, at four locations on the West Coast through January 31. These stars are at highly visible locations in Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and San Diego. The stars have more than 30,000 LED lights … Continue reading The Kilroy Stars shine on the West Coast until January 31

See festive lights in Brookings through December 31

Gingerbread people in front of a gingerbread house at a previous Nature's Coastal Holiday in Brookings, Oregon (photo by Cheryl Landes) Nature's Coastal Holiday has been a holiday tradition at Azalea Park in Brookings for more than 20 years. This year, because of restrictions on large gatherings from COVID, the event was cancelled. But that … Continue reading See festive lights in Brookings through December 31

Fantasy Lights continues through January 3 in Spanaway, Washington

A poinsettia arch and other displays at Fantasy Lights in Spanaway, Washington (photo by Cheryl Landes) Updated January 1, 2021 See penguins slide off a giant igloo. Reindeer jump across the road, high above the traffic. Santa, his elves, and reindeer sail a ship with Rudolph at the helm. A peacock shows off its colorful … Continue reading Fantasy Lights continues through January 3 in Spanaway, Washington

Bright Nights shines holiday joy in Springfield, Massachusetts

A family takes a horse-drawn carriage ride past a castle at Bright Nights in Springfield, Massachusetts (photo by Cheryl Landes) It's not too late to enjoy one of the Northeast's largest and most beautiful holiday displays. During the three-mile drive, you'll see more than 675,000 lights. Since 1995, Bright Lights in western Massachusetts has brought … Continue reading Bright Nights shines holiday joy in Springfield, Massachusetts

Gift of Lights brighter than ever at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway

A snowman at Gift of Lights at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon (photo by Cheryl Landes) Drive through a 2.5-mile light show with more than 3.5 million lights at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon. This year's Gift of Lights features more than 520 displays and 80 scenes. There are now two … Continue reading Gift of Lights brighter than ever at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway

Winterlights extended through January 17

Photo by Cheryl Landes The Trustees has extended Winterlights, its annual holiday light displays at two properties in Massachusetts until January 17, 2021: Naunkeag in Stockbridge and the Eleanor Cabot Bradley Estate in Canton. Stroll the pathways and admire thousands of colorful lights beautifully arranged. Food and refreshments are available. Capacities are limited each night … Continue reading Winterlights extended through January 17