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Dyker Heights Christmas Lights

Dyker Heights Christmas Lights Dec 30th, 2012 at 2:00PM: During a time wherein many things are famous that don't seem to warrant all of the attention, it's refreshing to have found an attraction worth all of the buzz it gets: the Dyker Heights Christmas Lights. I drove out to see the lights on Christmas Eve in this southwestern Brooklyn community with my husband unsure of what to expect. Driving around and taking in the best of the local...

Photo of the Day - Holiday lights

Photo of the Day - Holiday lights Dec 4th, 2011 at 8:00PM: With the holidays fast approaching, trees, houses and fences across the world are beginning to glow with decorative lights of all shapes and sizes. Whatever your religion or beliefs, these festive displays add a burst of warmth and color to the dark days of December. Flickr user herb.g does a great job of capturing this holiday spirit in today's shot from Longwood Gardens in Pennsylvania - the...

Virginia hosts '100 Miles of Lights' this holiday season

Virginia hosts '100 Miles of Lights' this holiday season Nov 18th, 2011 at 2:00PM: It might not even be Thanksgiving yet, but holiday travel planning is well underway. If you're looking to be razzle dazzled this holiday season, the state of Virginia offers a festival of lights that has been bringing visitors back year after year. The 100 Miles of Lights celebration is a series of world-class light displays spread across six cities: Richmond, Williamsburg, Newport News,...

Disney's Spectacle of Dancing Lights: By the numbers

Disney's Spectacle of Dancing Lights: By the numbers Dec 1st, 2010 at 12:00PM: The Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights is one of the most popular holiday events at Walt Disney World. Each night at dusk, the lights are turned on at Disney's Hollywood Studios. It is impossible to take a picture that shows the magnitude of Disney's dancing lights display. It completely covers the buildings in the theme park's Streets of America section. So, to try to give you the...

Get out and go: Events around the world (November 11-15)

Get out and go: Events around the world (November 11-15) Nov 10th, 2009 at 6:00PM: It's time to look at the festivals and events happening around the world, and this week has a particularly international selection of happenings. If you're close and have time, then you have no excuse to get out and go! Saskatoon - The Saskatoon Fall Fair, an agricultural and livestock show in Saskatchewan, Canada, will begin tomorrow, November 11, and continue until November 14. Tokyo...

Honolulu Christmas Lights

Honolulu Christmas Lights Dec 22nd, 2008 at 4:30PM: So the weather outside may not be frightful, and we might not find the fire necessary, but there is plenty of holiday spirit on the Hawaiian islands -- particularly if you're traveling along King Street in Downtown Honolulu or down Kalakaua Avenue in Waikiki. Although you've already missed the 24th Annual Honolulu Christmas Lights Opening Ceremony and Parade, which was held on December 6, the...

The Best Holiday Light Displays Around the World

Dec 17th, 2008 at 10:00AM: Travel and Leisure compiled videos of the best holiday light displays around the world into one handy album right here. If you wish to feel inferior about your outdoor decorative efforts, look no further. Actually, these displays are far too fantastic to even inspire envy. Most, like the Brussels and the Tokyo (Roppongi Hills, above) ones, will inspire awe and wonder. So get your coffee, sit...

Undiscovered New York: Christmas display spectacle in Dyker Heights

Undiscovered New York: Christmas display spectacle in Dyker Heights Dec 11th, 2008 at 9:00AM: Welcome to this week's edition of Undiscovered New York. The holidays are nearly upon us here in New York, and like much of the rest of the country, the city is in full-on holiday mode. The giant tree is lit in Rockefeller Center, the holiday gift merchants are out in Union Square, and the 50 foot tall animatronic Santas, synchronized light shows and guerilla armies of toy soldiers are waiting out...

Christmas house light shows for feeling merry and bright

Christmas house light shows for feeling merry and bright Dec 23rd, 2007 at 11:30PM: In Pickerington, Ohio on Hail Ridge Drive, neighbors get together to create a computerized, animated Christmas light show that they sychronize to music. Cars line up for blocks as people wait their turn. As they creep along, they tune to a specific radio station that plays music that goes with the display. Two years ago a friend of mine and I took our sons to see it, but once we saw the traffic,...

Southern California's best hotel Christmas light displays

Southern California's best hotel Christmas light displays Dec 6th, 2007 at 8:00AM: I'm a big sucker for Christmas lights. Not the simple ones hanging on family homes, mind you, nor the ostentatious ones the shove Christmas down your throat. No, I love the classy displays found so often at major hotels. For whatever reason, high-end hotels in Southern California seem to go bonkers with lights at this time of year but they do it so tastefully and with so much class that I usually...

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