Among the many holiday traditions this time of year, cutting down the Christmas Tree, visiting Santa Claus and baking cookies; visiting Christmas light displays is often at the top of the list. There is something about the twinkling lights and magical dancing lights that brighten up the dark winter nights and put kids of all ages into the Christmas Spirit.
So bundle up the family, jump in the car and don't forget the Christmas carols! Here are our favorite Hudson Valley Christmas light displays.
Kevin McCurdy's Holiday Spirit Festival
38 Sheafe Rd
Wappingers Falls, NY 12590
Admission: Adults, $12 and children 11 and under $10
This festival offers an enchanted forest of lights, a light show spectacular and a winter wonderland packed with fun for everyone!
ERDAJT'S Holiday Light Display
8 Patrick Dr
Lagrangeville, NY 12540
Come drive by and see all the holiday lights and listen to the holiday music that this family offers to the community! Donations collected for various charities throughout the season.
Quaker Hill Drive
Hyde Park, NY 12538
Drive by and see the beautiful Christmas Light display set to music and take a photo with Olaf! Donations collected nightly for the Children's Home of Poughkeepsie. Sunday through Thursday 5-10pm and Friday and Saturday 5-11pm.
A Frosty Fest
Ulster Park, NY 12487
Admission Prices: Adults-$15.95, Children under 12-$12.95
A Frosty Fest offers holiday light displays, Holiday and Christmas walk through's that are filled with fun for the whole family!
Watt Christmas Wonderland
310 Scotchtown Rd
Goshen, NY 10924
Admission: A requested $5.00 donation per vehicle
8' height restriction on all vehicles, drive through the trail and see all the lights and Christmas decorations it has to offer!
Christmas On Colden Hill
125 Colden Hill Rd
Newburgh, NY 12550
Come see the animated light and music displays!
Orange County Arboretum, Thomas Bull Memorial Park
Route 416, Montgomery
Fridays and Saturdays starting November 27th through December 20th and the 24th, 26th and 27th from 5-8pm.
Free Admission. The Arboretum is all decked out for Christmas. Enjoy beautiful, garden themed light features in the forms of flowers, animals and insects.