Christmas season is a time when people and their families come together to celebrate, to be merry, and to be full of light — literally. It’s around this time of year when people go all out to spread joy and Christmas spirit through parades, events, and extravagant decorations. What better way to show holiday spirit than with bright, artistically displayed lights?
Some towns have full-fledged light festivals — such as the appropriately named Night of Lights in Saint Augustine, Florida — while others show their spirit in public displays of elaborate home decorations, such as the lights that line the neighborhood of homes on Candy Cane Lane in West Frankfort, Illinois.
Small towns make the most of this joyous holiday and take the opportunity to truly shine as a community. While major cities around the world put on huge displays of lights, don’t underestimate the enthusiasm people share in these smaller towns. Here is a list of the 10 best small towns in America to see beautiful Christmas lights.