New England's Favorite Holiday Tradition returns for 2021 with all-new shows and experiences


Covered in hundreds of thousands of spectacular, glimmering lights, it's just not the Holidays until you visit Holiday Lights at Lake Compounce! Get admission for as low as $14.99 per ticket on select days. Or visit as much as you'd like with a Season Pass.

Holiday Lights provides unique festive entertainment for all ages. Enjoy spectacular light shows around the park 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 reimagined Winter Wonderland Starlight Theatre to tell Santa your Christmas wish and get your photo taken.
By popular demand, we're extending our hours for Holiday Lights! Join us starting at 3:00 pm on Saturdays and Sundays.



Extended 2020 Silver, Gold, and Gold Deluxe passes, 2021 Standard, Premium, Platinum, and 2022 Silver, Gold, and Platinum passes include UNLIMITED admission to Holiday Lights.

 Twinkly lights in the background with a logo that says Once Upon a Christmas - a North Pole Extravaganza

New Experiences & Shows

After a two year hiatus, Holiday Lights is back and better than ever with new experiences around every corner.

Once Upon a Christmas - Every Hour on the Hour, beginning at 6:00pm on Fridays, and 5:00pm on Saturdays and Sundays, in the Starlight Theater
This award-winning production is sure to warm the hearts of young and old alike as magical toys of the North pole teach their "out of town" guest, Suzy Snowflake, the TRUE meaning of Christmas. Singing, Dancing, and of course, a little magic, are sure to leave you full of Holiday spirit!

Rock Around the Christmas Tree - Begins 15 minutes prior to opening at the Main Gate
We’re counting down and celebrating with song, as Lake Compounce rocks around the Christmas Tree and starts your evening here with illuminated cheer! Don’t miss, Rock Around The Christmas Tree!

Boocifer's Haunted Holiday
Ghost Hunt is decked out for the holidays! Float through Bleakstone Manor and hunt the spirits of holidays past, present, and future.

North Pole Express Carol-oke
ALL ABOARD! It’s time to chug along through our winter wonderland of festive lights. As we all know, the best way to spread Christmas cheer is to sing loud for all to hear! So join our caroling conductor as they lead us all on a journey of holiday song. It’s… Christmas Carol-oke on the North Pole Express!
Sensory-friendly rides on the North Pole Express will be available throughout the day!

All-New Light Displays
Stroll around the park and see the beautiful new light displays and enjoy spectacular light shows set to your favorite holiday songs.

Frosty Festivities

November 26:
We’re issuing a call to yarns! Join us for our first-ever Coast-to-Coast World’s Largest Ugly Sweater Party. Grab your ugliest sweater and help us set a record with our sister parks, Dutch Wonderland, Kennywood, and Castle Park. Be a part of the official count and meet us in Crocodile Cove at 7:00pm sharp, and get toasty with a spiked hot chocolate from Harborside Bar while you’re there!

December 3 & 4:
Enjoy free parking with a toy donation with a suggested value of $10 to benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Bristol.

December 5:
Bring your furry family members to the park for Pawliday Lights! Take photos with Santa, treat them to a puppichino, meet adoptable dogs from Dog Star Rescue, and so much more.

December 10, 11, & 12:
Take a stroll through our first-ever Holiday Market featuring products from local artisans.

December 17, 18, & 19:
Don't miss Gingerbread Weekend! Indulge in delicious gingerbread themed food & beverage offerings - available during this weekend only. Plus, build your own gingerbread house and decorate gingerbread characters.

December 26:
Back by pupular demand, it's Pawliday Lights round 2!

December 27 - January 1:
The Holidays aren't over yet. Join us for Peppermint Week! Enjoy all things peppermint with food & beverage items exclusive to this week only.

December 31:
Celebrate New Years Eve at Lake Compounce with a Kid's New Years Eve Celebration! Treat your little elves to a party at the park with a bubble party, juice box toast at 8:00pm sharp, right before the spectacular firework show!

Family of 3 smiling at Holiday Lights

Holiday Lights Admission Tickets


Holiday Lights Adult Admission

Gate: $24.99 Online: As low as $14.99 Buy Now


Holiday Lights Junior (Ages 4-10) & Senior (60+) Admission

Gate: $22.99 Online: As low as $12.99 Buy Now


Children 3 & Under FREE

Get 2021 Holiday Lights admission for FREE with your purchase of a 2022 Season Pass starting at 6 payments under $14

Holiday Lights Activities

  • Ride the North Pole Railway
  • Select children's and family rides open (unless weather is prohibitive)
  • Special entertainment and shows
  • Nightly appearances by special costumed guests
  • Elf Bootcamp
  • Story time with Mrs. Claus
  • Pictures with Santa
  • Cookie decorating, letters to Santa plus many more fun seasonal activities for the whole family
  • Shops filled with holiday gifts perfect for everyone!
  • Themed foods and drinks for the entire family

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.


  • Boocifer's Haunted Holiday at Ghost Hunt
  • North Pole Express
  • Carousel
  • Twister
  • Bumper Cars
  • American Flyers
  • Zoomer’s Gas N’ Go
  • Drop Zone
  • Drum Circus
  • Flying Elephants
  • Jolly Jester
  • Kiddie Coaster
  • Little Critters
  • Little Dare Devils
  • Rainbow Riders