It’s December, and there’s no fighting it: Christmas is here, even if the gifts have yet to be purchased. In the midst of the holiday frenzy, it’s nice to take a break, a detour to a place where the only thing there is to do is be dazzled by your surroundings.
To help with that, we’ve picked out ten spots across the region where an array of holidays lights can be seen—from a mile of towering cedars lit up like Christmas trees to neighborhoods where locals go all out to show their Christmas spirit. Some are free, others are ticketed, and they’re all underway now. End dates are noted for those displays that have announced closing dates.