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Holiday lights bring joy to the Christmas season

Let holiday lights displays add cheer to the season

During the holiday season in North Dakota, the state transforms into a festive wonderland with homes, businesses, and parks adorned in enchanting displays of twinkling lights. Communities across the state come alive with the spirit of the season, creating a magical atmosphere for locals and visitors alike. Some of the most notable and dazzling light displays can be found throughout North Dakota, turning neighborhoods into radiant showcases of holiday cheer.

For those eager to join in the festivities, there are various ways to immerse yourself in the holiday spirit. Consider creating your own luminous spectacle by stringing together festive lights at home, adding a personal touch to the seasonal decorations. Many communities also host local lighting contests, providing an opportunity for residents to showcase their creativity and spread joy to neighbors and passersby.

Participating in or attending these lighting contests not only allows individuals to contribute to the festive ambiance but also fosters a sense of community and shared celebration. It's a time when the simple act of illuminating homes and public spaces becomes a collective effort to brighten spirits and create lasting memories.

Whether you're strolling through illuminated parks, driving through neighborhoods adorned with lights, or actively participating in lighting contests, North Dakota offers a range of holiday experiences that capture the magic of the season. The twinkling lights serve as a symbol of warmth, unity, and the joyous spirit that defines the holidays in this welcoming state.

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Click on the photos below to learn more about the displays and where to find them. Make sure to check back for regular updates!

Lights Around Town

Explore local parks and public spaces that are decked out for the holiday season. Or join a local lighting competition.

Public Christmas Trees

Here is where you can find beautiful Christmas trees around the state. They’re the perfect opportunity for that holiday card!

2023 Christmas Lights Maps

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