Between the dazzling snow, twinkling stars in winter skies and shimmering frost that covers the trees, Wisconsin truly shines this time of year. The many holiday light shows throughout the state only add to the magic of our sparkling surroundings.
From drive-through light shows, to walking in a (glittering!) wonderland, your family will make wonderful holiday memories at these light shows.
A 140-foot Christmas tree is just the frosting on the cake at this holiday light show in La Crosse. A staggering 3 million lights in all their Christmas glory can be viewed at Riverside Park, where your family can also take part in ice-skating and carriage rides.
Fond du Lac’s Lake Winnebago is a headquarters for summer activities on the water—until Lakeside Park shows off top-to-bottom holiday lights, that is. Park your car and listen to Christmas music on the radio that pairs up with trees that dance and shimmer for a 20-minute show.
How about a holiday light show that’s beautiful to behold and benefits the animals of the Lincoln Park Zoo? Drive through the park and peer at a 60-foot tunnel of lights and animated displays showcasing critters like peacocks and reindeer.
As the Capitol shines in the background, families from Madison and beyond make their annual pilgrimage to the famed Holiday Fantasy in Lights held at Olin-Turville Park. Delight in festive displays that celebrate Wisconsin culture, like Bucky Badger and the Packers, as you gaze upon a gorgeous view of the Madison skyline.
Drive a mile through Sheboygan’s Evergreen Park, where you won’t believe the colorful lights covering the trees. Bring a food donation to benefit local pantries and your letter to drop off in Santa's mailbox!
Bundle up for a holiday light experience you won’t soon forget. At the Rotary Botanical Gardens in Janesville, you and your little ones will marvel at an astounding 750,000 lights, making the trees and greenery in the gardens sparkle. Be sure to buy your tickets ahead of time!