Covered in over a million spectacular, glimmering lights, its just not the Holidays until you visit Holiday Lights at Lake Compounce!

Holiday Lights provides unique festive entertainment for all ages. Enjoy a spectacular light show every half hour set to your favorite holiday music, decorate cookies, build a gingerbread house, and write a letter to Santa. Don’t forget to ride the North Pole Railway to sing along to classic Christmas carols, stop by Kiddie Land to listen to stories told by Mrs. Claus, and visit the Winter Wonderland Starlight Theatre to tell Santa your Christmas wish and get your photo taken.


Elf Bootcamp | December 14 & 21 at 4:30pm

Welcome to Elf Bootcamp, recruits! Our Elves-in-Training will earn their official Elf Hat & Certification by participating in festive workshops such as snow making and hat decorating, reindeer games, and team building activities. This two hour event will begin at the main gate where our Head Elves will gather the recruits. After breaking into teams, the training begins! Recommended for aspiring elves between the ages of 4-9 years old, your little elves are sure to have an unforgettable time! After the certification ceremony, elves and parents alike will be free to enjoy Holiday Lights! Elf Bootcamp ticket includes one Junior admission to Holiday Lights. Limited space available.
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Holiday Lights Admission Tickets



Holiday Lights Adult Admission

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Holiday Lights Junior Admission (Ages 4-10)

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Holiday Lights Senior Admission ( 60+)

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Children 3 & Under FREE

Holiday Lights Activities

  • Ride the North Pole Railway
  • Select children's and family rides open (unless weather is prohibitive)
  • Special entertainment
  • Nightly appearances by special costumed guests
  • Special fire pits for staying warm
  • Balloon animals
  • Ice carver making gorgeous creations
  • Story time with Mrs. Claus
  • Pictures with Santa. (will have a charge)
  • Cookie decorating, letters to Santa plus many more fun seasonal activities for the whole family
  • Shops filled with holiday gifts perfect for everyone!
  • Great food served hot from our unique food trucks!

The following rides will be open for Holiday Lights. Each ride will open and close with the park. Fridays are from 5:00pm to 9:00pm. Saturday and Sundays are from 4:00pm to 9:00pm. Each ride is weather dependent as some rides cannot operate in cold temperatures.


  • North Pole Express
  • Carousel
  • Twister
  • Bumper Cars
  • American Flyers
  • Zoomer’s Gas N’ Go
  • Caterpillar Train
  • Drop Zone
  • Drum Circus
  • Flying Elephants
  • Jolly Jester
  • Kiddie Coaster
  • Little Critters
  • Little Dare Devils
  • Rainbow Riders

Opening Night | November 22


Join us for light displays set to your favorite holiday music, Mrs. Claus' story time by the fire, a selection of children & family rides, the chance to see the big man in red himself, and so much more!


Toy Drive | December 6, 7, & 8

'Tis the Season of Giving! Donate a new, unwrapped toy to receive the gift of free parking! Suggested retail value of $15. All donations go to the Boys & Girls Club of Bristol.


Elf Bootcamp | December 14 & 21 at 4:30pm.

Welcome to Elf Bootcamp, recruits! Our Elves-in-Training will earn their official Elf Hat & Certification by participating in festive workshops, reindeer games, and team building activities. This event recommended for children 4-9 years old. Ticket includes junior admission for one Elf. Please arrive by 4:15pm on your chosen date. Limited space available for each day. Buy Now


Pawliday Lights | December 22

Your fur-babies have been good all year, too! Treat your pooch to a special walk in the park, puppichinos, scritches from Santa, and more. Plus, find your newest furry family member and meet the adoptable dogs from Dog Star Rescue! Bring in a pet donation for Dog Star Rescue to receive free parking. All dogs must be up to date on their vaccines. Pet owners must sign a release before entering the Main Gate.

Park Fare


  • Mrs. Claus' Kitchen (Hot Chocolate only)
  • S'mores Cart
  • Potato Patch
  • Parkside Diner
  • Ellie's Tavern (Alcoholic Hot Chocolate only)
  • Santa's Sweet Tooth

Food Trucks


  • Bakery on Brewer
  • Chompers
  • Deb’s Café
  • Low N' Slow
  • Mackens Sliders
  • Mackin Bacon
  • Ultimate Waffle