Interactive illuminative experiences are popping up all across the nation to battle the bitterness that winter can bring. And we’re not just talking about a string of lights hanging from tree to tree, these immersive works of arts tell a story that connects people with unique cultures and surreal realities.
Check out some of our favorite up and coming experiences.
With laser light shows, 360 degree projections, special effects and gradient light scapes, PY1 is an immersive experience that brings technology, music, and people together. Experience a one of a kind multimedia show, Through the Echoes, that transports guests on a technological odyssey through space and time.
As night falls, the pyramid (the first venue of its kind) transforms into a gigantic dance floor that features 7 thematic worlds complete with staggering visuals and electronic music played by local DJs! Which world will you pick?
Where to Stay: Keep the party going at W South Beach, one of our personal favorites. Their lively atmosphere, massive rooms with all ocean front views, enviable location, and access to the best of South Beach are just a few reasons why we’re in love with the W.
Head over to Ontario for the Winter Festival of Lights to see 3 million lights illuminate Niagara falls. The festival takes place throughout Niagara Parks and will feature a series of events including opening ceremonies, wild magic shows, New Years Eve celebrations and more that will appeal to all types of visitors.
Nashville’s newest holiday attraction is the brightest one yet! With more than 4 million lights, over the top ice skating, snow tubing experiences and a 100-foot Christmas tree, GLOW is the perfect way to get into the holiday spirit. The VIP experience includes a rotating option of chef-curated meals, the warmth and comfort of the GLOW VIP Lounge, and epic elevated views.
The 5th annual winterlight festival will include over 100 illuminated art installations, 60+performances, stunning kinetic fire sculptures and a series of live events to choose from in one of the U.S’s most friendly cities. Even during the cold winter days, people here are very friendly to strangers (without an ulterior motive).
Where to Stay: With half of its 57 individually designed boutique rooms maintaining their original classroom character, the highly rated McMenamins Kennedy School radiates a unique, vintage atmosphere and is a must in Portland!