Check out the best Christmas light displays in New England, according to Travel + Leisure

If you’re looking for some bright lights and holiday cheer, Travel + Leisure has made it easy by naming New England’s most awe-inspiring light festivals.

The travel magazine recently released a list of the best Christmas light displays in every state, which included Bright Nights at Forest Park in Massachusetts, Vintage Christmas in Portsmouth in New Hampshire, Holiday Light Fantasia in Connecticut, Gardens Aglow in Maine, Holidays at the Newport Mansions in Rhode Island, and Wassail Weekend in Vermont.

For nearly 20 years Bright Nights has been bringing light to Forest Park in Springfield, Massachusetts as a collaboration between the city and nonprofit Spirit of Springfield and includes a live webcam, wrote the publication.

Few things beat Christmas in New England, from the idyllic snow-capped homes to the surplus of hot cider. At Vintage Christmas in Portsmouth, N.H. there’s a candlelight stroll at the Strawbery Banke Museum, where guests will find “the coziest, hygge-Esque holiday cheer in New Hampshire,” wrote Travel + Leisure.

Hartford, Connecticut’s Holiday Light Fantasia, also known as Goodwin Park Lights, is a two-mile-long drive that celebrates Christmas, Hanukkah, and New Year’s Eve, and keep an eye out for Flurry, a puppy donning a Santa hat, hidden among the lights, wrote the publication.

Gardens Aglow, held each year at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens in Boothbay, uses more than 750,000 LED lights for it’s one-mile stroll through “a magical, glowing forest,” wrote Travel + Leisure.

In Newport, R.I., guests are treated to “a refined and subtle approach to the holiday magic” at Holidays at the Newport Mansions, where the city’s Gilded Age mansions are decked out for the season, wrote the publication.

Large-scale displays are few and far between in Vermont, but Woodstock’s Wassail Weekend “borrows traditions from the 19th century,” wrote Travel + Leisure, and features Capella performances, luminaries, and family-friendly activities.

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