Kids New Year's Eve Bash!

Celebrate the New Year with a juicebox toast, bubble dance party, and final fireworks show of the season! LEARN MORE



Thank you for a joyful 2023 Holiday Lights!

We can't wait to welcome you back in 2024.

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Spend A Magical Day at Holiday Lights!

Make Your Season Sparkle at Lake Compounce’s Holiday Lights! Bring your family and celebrate the return of New England’s Favorite Holiday Tradition. Take a stroll among hundreds of thousands of twinkling lights, and marvel at the tallest Christmas tree in the state. Ring in the New Year at our Kids New Year's Eve Bash! Enjoy our final fireworks show of the season, juicebox toast, bubble dance party with live Dj, and more. That’s not all: enjoy a variety of your favorite rides, games and activities, inlcuding Make your own Snow Globe, decorate a cookie, and Stuff-A-Bear! 

At Holiday Lights Enjoy:

Enjoy Connecticut's Tallest Christmas Tree & Light Show, Santa's Workshop, Special Events, a Season of Giving, Festive Delights, and Holiday Rides. Make Holiday Lights a tradition for your family!


Christmas Tree

Connecticut’s Tallest Christmas Tree & Light Show

Immerse yourself in holiday magic with Connecticut's tallest Christmas tree! Delight in nightly Light Shows at the Main Gate for unforgettable memories. Dance the night away with Kyle the Crocodile and Friends at the Circus World Stage, And don't miss special appearances by Penguin Pidi, Ellie Peppermint, and many more throughout Holiday Lights!

Opening Tree Lighting Ceremony & Santa's Arrival: Join us when we relight CT's Tallest Christmas Tree and Santa arrives for the season!

Family Fun with characters

2023 Special Events

Experience it all this Holiday Lights season with a 2024 Season Pass!

Opening Tree Lighting Ceremony & Santa’s Arrival: Join us as we light CT's Tallest Christmas Tree and Santa arrives for the season.

Passholder Perk Days: Enjoy magical passholder perks on select days of Holiday Lights!

CommUnity Weekend: Join us and embrace the joy of togetherness as we come together to celebrate and enjoy a weekend filled with festivities and community spirit. 

Pawliday Lights: Bring the entire family out plus the pup! Enjoy photos with Santa, pup cups, donate to pups in need, and more! 

Kids New Year's Eve Bash: Ring in the New Year Early with our Kids New Year's Eve Bash on December 31. Join us in Crocodile Cove for bubble dance party with a DJ from 6 - 8pm, a juicebox toast, and our final fireworks show of the season at 7:30pm.

Santa with children

Santa's Workshop

Embark on a magical journey to meet Santa at the Starlight Theater, create cherished memories, and take home a keepsake photo. Plus, write a letter to Santa in the ballroom for a chance to receive a response before the holidays end! 

Santa has returned to the North Pole for this season. 

Enjoy even more holiday fun with our cheerful elves! Meet on Main Street to craft your own Snow Globe and Stuff-A-Bear at Chuckle’s, or create Personalized Ornaments at Santa’s Workshop in the Starlight Theater.


Dogs in Front of Tree

Kids New Year's Eve Bash

Ring in the New Year Early with our Kids New Year's Eve Bash on December 31! Join Kyle the Crocodile and his holiday friends in Crocodile Cove for a celebration of the New Year. Dance the night away at a bubble dance party with a DJ, enjoy a juicebox toast, and see our final fireworks show of the season.


Family with S'mores

Festive Delights

Indulge in festive flavors at Holiday Lights! Enjoy holiday treats like velvety hot chocolate, build your own s'mores, festive fried dough, cookie decorating, and Sweet Shoppe delights. 


2023 Holiday Rides

Oh what fun it is to ride! Enjoy family friendly rides and attractions at Holiday Lights.

American Flyers
Boocifer's Haunted Holiday at Ghost Hunt
Drop Zone
Drum Circus
Fantasy Carousel
Flying Elephants


Kiddie Coaster
Kiddie Swinger
Little Critters
Little Dare Devils
Rainbow Riders
Zoomer’s Gas N’ Go

Each ride is weather permitting.

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