Top 4 Christmas Lights Events for Your Holiday Timeshare Vacation

published on December 10, 2012 by .

With so many places going all out with lights and decorations each Christmas holiday, it can be overwhelming to decide where to go.

Below are America’s top 4 Christmas Lights destinations. They crisscross the country and offer just about every holiday experience imaginable, making them great holiday timeshare vacation destinations.

1. New York City, NY (see top photo). One of the most iconic American Christmas lights displays is Rockefeller Center. The towering tree is covered with 30,000 lights, and appears twice as bright as it reflects off the ice of the skating rink.

Since 2007 the Rockefeller Center’s Christmas trees have “gone green,” with use of LED lights. When the tree is taken down after January 6, the day of the Feast of The Epiphany, the wood is used for such things as supplying lumber for Habitat for Humanity construction.

A New York City timeshare rental right in mid-town Manhattan is just $57/night.

2. Newport Beach, CA. The Newport Beach Boat Parade began a century ago with 9 small water craft. Today hundreds of boats of all shapes and sizes from kayaks and canoes to multi-million dollar yachts are bedecked in dazzling Christmas lights in this world-famous Christmas Boat Parade that attracts over 1 million spectators.

Each parade takes approximately 2 ½ hours as the boats wind their way 14 miles through the harbor. This Christmas boat parade is actually a 5-day event, beginning on the 3rd Wednesday in December and ending with a spectacular fireworks display on the final night.

Stay at the Newport Coast Villas where timeshare rentals start at just $100/night.

3. Orlando, FL. The Streets of America in Walt Disney World’s Hollywood Studios become completely enveloped in Christmas lights with “The Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights.”

The statistics for this breathtaking sight are as formidable as the experience itself: 5 million lights, 32 miles of extension cables, 66 snow machines, and 100 gallons of snow fluid each night.

Many Greater Orlando timeshare rentals are available, starting at just $43/night.

5. San Antonio, TX. This southern Texas town’s River Walk has become one of the most visited attractions in all of America. A network of walkways along the banks of the San Antonio River wind and loop under bridges and create a lovely pedestrian-only experience one level below the downtown streets.

When the River Walk is decorated with Christmas lights it becomes a must-see Christmas vacation destination.

Two hundred Christmas trees, each covered with 10,000 energy-efficient LED lights, line the River Walk reflecting beautifully in the water. The rest of the 1.8 million holiday lights wrap the 20 bridges. Adding to the festive atmosphere are passing river barges carrying carolers offering happy holiday tunes and beautiful Christmas carols.

You can stay in a San Antonio timeshare rental starting at just $86/night.

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