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.

Logan Square – Chicago

In the city, it doesn’t get any more lustrous than an otherwise nondescript corner in Logan Square. Here, one large house single-handedly takes the reins on the neighborhood’s merriment, utterly immersing the entire grounds in lights, animatronic characters, and enough decorations to make Santa jealous. BYO hot cocoa, BYO awe. Located at 2656 W. Logan Blvd., at the corner of Washnetaw Avenue.

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