Holiday lights originated with cowboys, who used them as lassos to reel in cattle rustlers, whom they then sold as Christmas trees. Continue this Wild West tradition with today’s Groupon to Fantasy of Lights in New Haven. Choose from the following options:
- For $5, you get admission for one car or van (a $10 value).
- For $12, you get admission for one mini bus (a $25 value).
- For $25, you get admission for one full-size bus (a $50 value).
For nearly 20 years, Easter Seals’ merrymakers have ornamented New Haven’s Lighthouse Point Park with luminous holiday displays. As dusk settles, caravans wind their way through the spacious park’s festive arrangements, which, in holidays past, have greeted revelers with flocks of deer peeking through the pines, igloos that broach the seashore, and blazing tunnels of twinkling lights. Many displays feature LED bulbs, which not only create more vibrant displays but also save electricity that can be used to recharge the noses of VIP reindeer. Every car that passes through the light-flecked park supports Easter Seals Disability Services, a nonprofit that provides enrichment opportunities for those with disabilities.