We met a 20-foot Santa at Jolly Holiday Lights.

off the beaten path holiday lights

On a snowy winter evening, the Visit Altoona team hopped in the car, grabbed some peppermint cocoa and drove through the famous Jolly Holiday Lights—open now through January 3rd at Adventureland. Along the 2.5-mile route, we encountered a 20-foot Santa shooting a basketball, an elf hoisting up giant candy canes via forklift, a polar bear belly-sliding across the snow, a wolf attempting (unsuccessfully) to blow down a brick house occupied by three little pigs, a penguin riding a bicycle, and a leg lamp towering over our car in all its scandalous glory.

To be honest, the only way to truly appreciate Jolly Holiday Lights—while raising funds for Make-A-Wish® Iowa—is to drive through the course yourself. In the meantime, enjoy some of our favorite moments from this electric holiday tradition.

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