I'm sure most of us have wonderful memories of driving around with your loved ones taking in all of the beautiful Christmas lights, finding that one neighborhood that goes all out with the Christmas Vacation-style displays. Well, would a 32-foot-tall Christmas Barbie and over 2 million sparkling lights impress the kids? Your chance to see them is coming back to Connecticut.

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Magic of Lights Drive-Through Holiday Lights Spectacular is happening right now at Pratt & Whitney Stadium at East Hartford's Rentschler Field every evening from now until December 31, 2023. It's a national touring event that's hitting over 20+ cities across the country this holiday season. The East Hartford Magic of Lights opened up just before Thanksgiving on November 23. Here's a promotional video of the event from WFSB 3 via YouTube.

If you want a more extensive preview than that clip, I can tell you that each Magic of Lights event features over 2 million lights, 6 miles of light cords, more than 800 steel frames, made out of 10 miles of steel, to prop everything up. 10 miles of steel, 10 miles of cord, and 2 million LED lights capable of producing 10 colors each, it's quite a beautiful display.

The main attraction at this year's event is a 32 foot Christmas Barbie, but it also features themes like Winter Wonderland, Reindeer Road and Toyland. Life-sized dinosaurs will tower over you in Prehistoric Christmas, and there will even be a Bigfoot Monster Truck display. Advance tickets are under $20 per vehicle Monday thru Thursday, $25 at the gate, and expect to pay a few bucks more on the weekends.

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