Best Holiday Lighting - 2010
Let there be light! Although several spots around town have holiday light shows, the Museum of Outdoor Art-sponsored extravaganza at Hudson Gardens outshines the rest. Conceived and designed by MOA resident wizard Lonnie Hanzon, Hudson Holiday one-ups everybody else with its artsy attention to detail, whimsy and spectacle that combine to create an experience that's funny (one of its more parodic attractions is an overdecorated and super-synchonized suburban house), psychedelic (huge white globes and animal figures swim with abstract light projections), folkloric (one forested corner of the gardens looks like a page out of a Russian fairy book), and, in part, a steampunkish throwback to Victorian times. Horse-drawn wagon rides are available to take you over the river and through the woods, and we guarantee you'll never want to leave.