Who has fond memories of driving at night during Christmastime and eagerly looking for Christmas lights displays?

What’s better than slowly driving through neighborhoods all snug in your car, drinking hot chocolate from travel mugs, and looking for Christmas lights?

My kids love to yell out “Oooh, Awww” as we drive along. Do your kids do that too?

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Christmas Lights Scavenger Hunt & Bingo Card Printables

You can add even more excitement to your Christmas tradition with a little bit of fun competition. Take along these printable Christmas Lights Scavenger Hunt or Bingo Game Cards to see how many of the different holiday items they can find in the light displays!

This printable packet includes both a pre-reader and a reader level so all of your kids can participate.

There’s also a set of 4 bingo game cards to you can see who gets four in a row first.

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Getting ready for the Christmas Lights Scavenger Hunt

After you’ve printed out the Christmas movie quotes worksheets for your kids, get everyone prepped for the evening.

We like to put any little ones in their pajamas so they are all ready to be popped into bed as soon as we get home.

Hot chocolate in mugs is also a tradition in our family. We use these leak-proof, spill-proof tumblers for my messy kids. 😊

Gather up some clipboards for your scavenger hunt pages or bingo card along with some washable crayons for everyone.

Not sure about buying the packet? Try a sample page for free! Get the Free Christmas Lights Scavenger Hunt Printable for Pre-readers in the Free Resource Library.

Finding the best Christmas light displays in your area

Here are a few options for locating the biggest and best-est Christmas light displays near where you live.

  1. Google Maps: In the search bar, simply type in “Christmas Lights Display” and any location that has those keywords should show up on your map. This works for community or commerical displays, but not so much for neighborhood displays.
  2. MapMuse Light Finder Click on your state, then your town.
  3. TruthFinder Christmas Displays This doesn’t include rural areas, but if you’re in an urban area, it should be helpful.
  4. ChristmasLightFinder Says it’s the “original” lights finder.
  5. HulaFrog If HulaFrog has a page for your area, this may be the best choice to use. It returned the most results for my location.

After you’ve determined which neighborhoods and displays you’re going to check out, then snuggle everyone into the van and hit the road.

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