Media Alert: Best of America's Christmas Lights and Holiday Festivals - My Family Travels

(For media only: New York, Nov. 28, 2012)  Holiday festivals are bigger, better, and starting earlier than ever — by Thanksgiving weekend in many places. And you don’t only need to be in big cities to transform even the most Bah Humbug among us into wide-eyed participants in the Holiday Season.

Want to know the absolute best places to take the kids and grandkids to see the most decked out balls of holly this year?

The popular family travel sites (created by Kim Orlando), (created by Eileen Ogintz) and (created by Kyle McCarthy) present 52 Holiday Light Delights — a Holiday E-Zine filled with suggestions for catching the Holiday Spirit and seeing some of the best Christmas light displays in the country.

Readers can flip through this Holiday E-Zine on a smartphone or tablet and begin planning immediately. The light shows and festivities range from Niagara Falls, New York to San Diego, California, and are organized by region — Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, South and West — so you can turn even a staycation into a glittering night out.

Among the 52 very best Christmas Lights and Holiday Festivals are:

9. Syracuse’s Lights on the Lake, a two-mile drive through one of the largest and most colorful light shows in the Northeast;

#15. Winterfest in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, with five million holiday lights and huge displays;

#44. Sedona, Arizona’s Red Rock Fantasy, a festival of nearly one million lights providing a man-made marvel set against the majestic beauty of the Arizona mountainscape; and

#52. San Diego’s Garden of Lights, a dazzling winter wonderland with over 100,000 sparkling lights illuminating the Garden for a magical holiday experience.

Leading national family travel expert Eileen Ogintz, author of the syndicated column TakingtheKids, and her team of experts researched and wrote the E-Zine. “The hard part was limiting ourselves to only 52 locations around the country. One thing we learned – communities all over the U.S. go all out for the Holidays!” said Cindy Richards, editor of Traveling Mom.

The Holiday Light Delights E-Zine is sponsored by Flight Center USA, and the company’s websites for travel by air (, land (, and sea ( offer the guaranteed best service and lowest prices on flights, Caribbean vacations and Holiday and year-round cruising.

With most Holiday exhibits flicking the “on” switch in November and closing in late January, the Holiday Season is a great time to see the sights and the lights.

Note:  Share the Holiday Lights Delights E-Zine sponsored by Flight Center USA with your readers by using this embed code at Additional photography available upon request.

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For more information, please contact
Kyle McCarthy, Family Travel Forum, 212-595-6074
Karen Sperling, Sperlingreene PR and Marketing Communications, 201-543-7421

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