Driving around looking at beautiful Christmas lights is something I think every family should do during the holiday season, and lucky for us, Illinois has many fabulous options to choose from!

Christmas lights are one of my favorite things in life, and there is definitely no such thing as too many lights. If you too love looking at lights and prefer to do it in the comfort of your warm car instead of walking, here are 4 places your need to add to this year's light ride list!

4 of Illinois' Very Best Drive-Thru Christmas Light Displays

1. If you're looking for great holiday light displays here in the Stateline area, look no further than Rockford's Festival of Lights!

Festival of Lights, Facebook
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This free display has already kicked off the 2022 season and features visits from Santa and the Snow Queen on certain nights and times!

If you want to expand your light-driving adventures a bit further this year, here are 4 more great options to check out in Illinois...

2. East Peoria Festival of Lights/Folepi's Winter Wonderland

Folepi's Winter Wonderland is open nightly through January 2, 2023, at 123 Par 3 Lane in East Peoria. For admission prices and more information about upcoming holiday events, click here.

3. Way of Lights in Belleville, Illinois

This event takes place nightly from 5 to 9 p.m. through December 31, 2022, at the National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows at 442 South Demazenod Drive in Belleville, Illinois. Admission is free, but donations are accepted. More information can be found, here. 

4. Wonderland In Lights - Effingham, Illinois 

This free drive-thru event is open Sunday through Thursday from 5 to 9 p.m. and Fridays and Saturdays from 5 to 10 p.m. in Community Park on  E Temple Ave in Effingham, Illinois. Get more info, here.

If you want to take your holiday light drives into Wisconsin too this year, here are some places you should totally check out...

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