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Old 12-06-2009, 12:36 PM
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I was wondering if other areas around the country have similar light shows like this one in my area for the holidays?

Lights on the Lake

According to a program for this show, about 10% of the people that saw it came from out of state, including Canada. Another 8% came from parts of NY State at least 50 miles from the site.
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Old 12-06-2009, 12:44 PM
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There's the Jones Beach light show here. You drive your car through it along the beach:


And it was always a tradition in the town I lived in that had a Christmas parade driving through all the neighborhoods. The town fire departments would decorate their trucks and the police cars and play music as they rode along your block. The Santa at the end would throw out candy canes. A lot of towns on Long island do this:

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Old 12-06-2009, 01:38 PM
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Chicago always has the Magnificent Mile Lights Festival every year. I think this was the 50th annual.

This year they drew around one million people. I don't go because I get annoyed with all the crowds and kids, but it's always live on TV which I've seen once or twice. It's normally dozens of floats, marching bands, huge floodlights, Disney characters, etc. They light up over a million lights along 200 trees and buildings covereing Michigan Ave, followed by a large fireworks display on the Chicago River.
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