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.

Silver Dollar City – Branson, Missouri

While during the day this amusement park features your typical roller coasters and carnival rides, at night the City Square comes alive as its five-story special effects Christmas tree flashes in unison with holiday music. Then comes the Holiday Light Parade, where floats covered in more than 100,000 lights make their way through the park. This is like the Christmas version of the Main Street Electrical Parade … on steroids. For more info, click here.

Photo: Silver Dollar City Attractions Facebook page

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