2. Christmas Festival of Lights, Portland, Oregon

This Christmas festival located in Portland, Oregon is truly a magical place to be. Nothing feels more Christmassy than bright, colorful lights entwined on trees along softly lit wooded pathways in the dark.

This display contains more than one million lights and it is unlike anything else in the world. Also called The Grotto, this festival draws more 25,000 people a year and is worth the trek. The festival is already open and will be until January 1. Certain parts of the Grotto are free and others are not, so check the website if you want to visit.

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