Forget walking — we’re driving in a winter wonderland.
The holidays mean drinking hot cocoa, watching your fave Christmas movies, and taking in all the festive displays. If you want to get into the holiday spirit from the comfort of your car, some drive-thru Christmas experiences should also be part of the agenda.
Santa Monica, California
This year, Freeform’s 25 Days of Christmas drive-in lineup includes movies like The Santa Clause. At this free event taking place Dec. 1-3, you’ll also get to drive through an Insta-worthy Christmas Tree Lane before the show.
If you’re in Kentucky, make a trip to the Lights Under Louisville, where you’ll get to see 17 miles worth of Christmas light displays. The event is happening now through Jan. 2, 2022, and tickets start at $33 per vehicle.
Hersheypark is offering tons of holiday fun this time of year. They have a special Hershey Sweet Lights drive-thru event with two miles of light displays. Advance tickets start at just $22.
Tryon, North Carolina
North Carolin’s Tryon Resort is hosting their annual Winterfest, which includes a drive-thru light show with holiday music. It’s happening nightly through Jan. 2, 2022, and tickets start at $30 per vehicle.
The Christmas in Color drive-thru experience will take you through millions of lights that are synced up perfectly to holiday music. There are event locations all over the U.S. from Florida to Washington for only $35 a car.
Another drive-thru that’s happening in different cities like Houston and Philadelphia is the Dasher’s Lightshow with tickets between $30 and $35. The light tunnels will really make you feel like you’re driving through a Christmas tree.
Valhalla, New York
The Winter Wonderland drive-thru in Westchester County has dancing trees, a candy cane lane, and a 100-foot light tunnel for a truly Insta-worthy experience starting at $25 per vehicle.
Los Angeles, California
A drive-in movie experience is the ultimate holiday date night idea, and the Rooftop Cinema Club has a jam-packed schedule with all your favorites like Elf and Love Actually. For December, they even have premier drive-in spots with your own fully-furnished tailgating area.
Illinois is hosting the Let It Shine drive-thru lightshow in Aurora, Northbrook, and Schaumburg this year. With tickets starting at $30 per vehicle, guests will get to enjoy an immersive Christmas light show through Jan. 9.
The Light Park holiday drive-thru experience is happening in cities throughout Texas for around $38 per vehicle. The San Antonio location even has the “world's longest synchronized tunnel” to drive through, because everything is always bigger in Texas.