Fantasy of Lights: Holiday Cheer Awaits Near 360 State

For many people, one of the best, most nostalgic aspects of the winter months is driving around to take in the holiday lights strung up by neighbors and others celebrating the season. New Haven takes this festive pastime to a whole new level at Lighthouse Point Park with the Fantasy of Lights celebration. Presented by Goodwill of Southern New England, the proceeds from this event benefit the organization, thanks to volunteers and visitors. 

Fantasy of Lights includes more than 100,000 bulbs making up 60 animated displays. For an extra dose of holiday cheer, time your visit for when there’s a bit of snow falling—pack some cocoa to keep the family warm as you drive through and appreciate the wintry sparkle of snowflakes and twinkling lights. 

If you’re looking for a particularly festive gift idea, you can even select a gift certificate to help spread the holiday cheer. Best of all, because the Fantasy of Lights goes through December 31, you can pass along your present at your holiday celebration and rest assured they’ll enjoy the festivities before the season comes to an end. 

Whether you volunteer with Goodwill to help bring Fantasy of Lights to life or you enjoy the display as you drive through the park, you’ll find yourself with plenty of holiday cheer this year.