1. The Magic Tree

A Columbia landmark! The Village of Cherry Hill is home to this cherry tree that is adorned with colorful lights from trunk to treetop. Bring your camera- this is the perfect spot for a family photo! Open daily from 5pm-11pm until January 6th.

Image source: The Magic Tree website

2. Candy Cane Crib

Every year, this home is decked out with thousands upon thousands of holiday lights and decorations. Drive by 115 W El Cortez Dr., and while you're there, spread some holiday cheer and make a donation to the Boys and Girls Clubs of Missouri. 

Image source: Candy Cane Crib Facebook

3. The District

Downtown Columbia is home to a second "magic tree", as well as giant illuminated snowflakes lining the street and an enormous wreath on Landmark Bank. Plus, get a little last-minute shopping done and support our local businesses!

Image source: Columbia Tribune

4. Countryside Nursery School

This adorable little school on the corner of Chapel Hill and Fairview really lights up for the kiddos this time of year!

Image source: Countryside Nursery School Facebook

5.  Precious Hearts Learning Center

Another brightly-lit daycare with a colorful, over-the-top light display, found at 2700 Ballenger Ln.

Image Source: Columbia, MO Christmas Lights Locator Facebook