Top Holiday Garden Light Displays

The inevitable happens every year at the end of the fall: the temperatures begin to drop, and flowers and trees once full of blossoms and lively color start to lose petals and leaves as they transition into their dormant stage for winter.

And while it's natural to wait in anticipation for new blooms and warmer temps, there is still plenty of the outdoors to appreciate as hundreds of gardens across the country are dressed up in festive lights to showcase their true beauty of the season. Each year these gardens tower trees with bold, bright colors and line pathways to light the way to a winter escape all can enjoy.

So whether you're traveling out of state to see family and friends or staying home for the holidays, here are a few of the best holiday light displays in the nation you can visit in the spirit of the season.