If you are looking for something great to do with the kids over the holiday season, then I recommend Dazzling Nights. I checked out the media preview last week and it seems like it will be amazing once completed.
What is Dazzling Nights?
Dazzling Nights is a walk-through light display taking place in Leu Gardens. Before you dismiss it as just another light display, it absolutely is not. Instead of just driving by or walking by lights, you are immersed in a world of light.
While I only saw a few of the displays, what I saw was pretty impressive. There were strobe lights, moving lights, dancing lights, a huge light tunnel and more. Kids (and adults) will be able to play and interact with some of the light displays as well.
I have been to many a light display in my time, and usually you are just meandering along in silence. At Dazzling Nights, there is holiday music playing from the speakers as you walk through the displays making the atmosphere more festive in my opinion.
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What else is there to do at Dazzling Nights?
Dazzling Nights will also feature live music every evening by The Mistletones. I just discovered them this year, but I am already a huge fan. The Mistletones are a holiday acapella group and they will be performing out front on the main lawn before you enter Dazzling Nights.
There is a giant tree out front, fully lit of course, where you can get some great holiday photos.
Food and beverage will also be available for purchase. So grab a cup of hot chocolate for your stroll through the light displays
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If you haven’t been to Leu Gardens before, take a look at our review. Leu Gardens is huge and there will be a lot of space for guests to walk around comfortably during Dazzling Nights.
Guests are required to wear masks while at Dazzling Nights even while walking through the gardens.
Hand sanitizer is available in the main building before and after you enter Dazzling Nights.
Entrance to Dazzling Nights is by timed entry tickets to limit the number of people entering at one time.
Dazzling Nights is running every evening from December 1 to January 3. The first entry is at 5:30pm with final entry at 9:00pm and the gardens close at 9:30pm.
I would recommend giving yourself at least 45 minutes to an hour to enjoy Dazzling Nights. This will give you enough time to enjoy some music, walk through the displays, have some time to interact with the elements and repeat some of the displays (which the kids will definitely want to do).
I would bring along a flashlight just in case for some of the darker sections of the path that connect some of the light displays.
Dazzling Nights cost $22 per person (plus $1.77 processing fee). Kids 2 and under are free. Parking is $12 per car (plus $1.42 processing fee).
After just experiencing a small taste of Dazzling Nights, I am excited to return with my family to go through the entire experience. I recommend you do as well; I am pretty sure you will enjoy it!