Many of you know that one of the best things about Christmas is seeing all of the Christmas lights that go up all over the place.  In businesses, people's homes, or parks that you can drive through and get into the Christmas spirit.  Here are 8 options for impressive light displays that you may want to see this holiday season including one very close to home.

Light Up Liberty - Sedalia

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Light Up Liberty has been a Sedalia staple for many years.  It is free to drive thru, and you are encouraged to make a donation when you are through.  If you can donate a can of food to help Open Door, you can do that too.  Click HERE for more info, and check out last years display at the end of the article.

The Magic Tree - Columbia

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Only 1 hour away, is the town of Columbia and home of The Magic Tree.  It has been a tradition since 1995 and it gets lit up every night until January.  Thank you to the Village of Cherry Hill. You can check out their website HERE and their Facebook page HERE.  It is also free to see.

Plaza Lights - Kansas City

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We all know the town of Kansas City has a lot to offer, including this annual event.  Now that Thanksgiving has passed, you can see these lights every night though early January.  Kansas City isn't that far a drive, and the views will be amazing.  90 years and counting.  Click HERE for more info.

An Old Time Christmas - Branson

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Silver Dollar City in Branson will be the home of over 6 million lights in their Old Time Christmas display.  If you want to see the largest Christmas tree in the world (85 feet tall), you can see it there.  Santa has been known to stop by, too. You can click HERE for more info.

Tilles Park - St Louis

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If you want to head to St Louis, Missouri this Christmas holiday, make sure to prepare for a walk through Tilles Park.  The winter wonderland you will see will be a popular destination.  You can drive through it, walk through it, or take a carriage ride.  Learn more about this 37 year annual event HERE.

Santa's Magical Kingdom - Pacific

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Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park in Pacific is the home of Santa's Magical Kingdom.  35 acres of glittering lights can be found in this family friendly location.  Visit Santa when you are there as well as shop at Kringle's General Store.  Visit the website HERE to get more details.  Drive through or take a train or wagon when you arrive.

Enchanted Village Of Lights - Laurie

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Drive through the Enchanted Village of Lights in Laurie Missouri, which spans 27 magical acres. Admission is free, although you can offer a donation! The lights are on, and the event runs through January 1st. Click HERE for the town's website and a video for the event.

Promised Land Zoo - Branson

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Kill two birds with one stone on this 2nd entry from Branson.  See some amazing lights, and all of the wonderful animals.  Drive through the spectacular light display before bundling up and getting out of the car. Then, hop aboard a cozy warm tour bus that will take you on a safari. There, you’ll meet Santa and feed some of the animals. Get more details HERE.

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So I hope these options will put you into the Christmas spirit and a few of these look like a whole lot of fun, and won't hurt your pocket book too much.  If you have been to any of these places, share your thoughts.  Merry Christmas!

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