What puts a twinkle in a kid’s eyes? Seeing holiday lights. From a brilliant Loch Ness Monster in D.C. to a classic Candy Cane Lane in Seattle, we rounded up the country’s coolest light displays. Flip through our photo album to see it all and get in the spirit.

Christmas In The Garden – Portland, Oregon

We’ve got crazy love for The Oregon Garden. It wows us all year long and Christmas is no exception. With a well lit Rediscovery Forest of 150,000 twinklers, a German-style market complete with gluhwein and other adult beverages, and enough joy to fuel a 747 there is no reason not to check it out. See what other Portland holiday light displays we love and click here.

Photo: Oregon Garden

Cover photo: Osborne Family Lights Festival via HarshLight on Flickr creative commons