The much awaited Christmas holidays are just around the corner, and there’s nothing like a marvellous display of glittering colourful lights to charge up everyone for this festive season. And arguably, the USA is the one destination in the world that does the ‘holiday lights’ in the finest manner! From East to West, boat parades to Disney displays and city skylines to coastal drives, the nation is completely covered with a sparkling blanket that promises a shimmering dose of over-the-top holiday zeal. Take a quick look at two hottest destinations of the USA that holidaymakers may think of buying air tickets for after disembarking flights in any part of the country.
New York City
USA’s ‘Big Apple’, New York is best known for doing things bigger and brighter than others, and holidays are certainly no exception. Along with wondrous holiday concerts and events, incredible window displays, lively holiday markets, bustling street vendors and impressive ice-skating rinks, the stunning illuminations of the city are simply not to be missed. Vacationers may start with the much celebrated Rockefeller Centre’s Tree that is set aglow with over 30,000 bulbs (and counting), glistening down upon the ice-skating rink. Others to be included in the list are South Street Seaport Tree, lit from November 25th, the Metropolitan Museum of Art Tree, lit from November 29th, Washington Square Park Tree, lit from December 7th and Lincoln Centre Tree, lit from November 28th.
Yet another compelling holiday destination of USA that sets travellers on a mad quest to grab flights’ tickets to the nation is Chicago. The city hosts a myriad of colourful light events throughout the Christmas holidays which never cease to impress. The city’s wonderful holiday spirit is best reflected through its striking frosty winter weather, glamorous festive events and glittering lights that line up the entire Christmas holidays. Do not forget to visit Macy’s 45-feet-high Great Tree which is decorated with rainbow lights and remains lit till March 1st. The Magnificent Mile Lights Festival is also a popular attraction that catches the fancy of most visitors. The event features over a million lights on 200 trees flank placed on the well known shopping strip. Thousands of shops’ windows display adds to the event.