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November 28 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Sunday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until December 19, 2021
One event on December 20, 2021 at 6:00 pm
One event on December 21, 2021 at 6:00 pm
One event on December 22, 2021 at 6:00 pm
One event on December 23, 2021 at 6:00 pm
One event on December 26, 2021 at 6:00 pm
One event on December 27, 2021 at 6:00 pm
One event on December 28, 2021 at 6:00 pm
One event on December 29, 2021 at 6:00 pm
One event on December 30, 2021 at 6:00 pm
The Magic of the Season at Countryside Park returns for 2021
We are thrilled to return for our 2021 season! Woodland Lights offers a fantasy land of holiday lights and displays along a half-mile wooded path. The month-long festival has more lights, more vignettes, and the same winter whimsy that enchants thousands of visitors every year.
New for 2021 – The Rieck Express train!
For the first year ever, visitors can stroll through the ten acres of sparkling light and whimsical displays or take a ride on the Rieck Express train along a new path! Climb aboard this colorful four car train that seats up to sixteen and take a scenic ride that winds past the Pollinator Garden and the vernal pond, creating a treasured new memory for long-time visitors.
As always, Woodland Lights offers the beauty of lights sparkling along a half-mile wooded path and reflecting against a woodland pond, plus a view of whimsical characters preparing for the holidays. A variety of amusements and concessions round out the month long celebration including a community favorite: Pet Nights. All of it takes place against a backdrop of holiday music.
Nightly activities include:
- Train Rides – Trains take visitors on a nostalgic tour of the park and off the beaten path.
- Carriage Rides – Our traditional horse drawn carriage rides will run every night except December 3 & 4
- Festival Food – Pretzels, hot cocoa, funnel cakes, and more!
Visit with Santa
As always, Santa will be tucked cozily by the fireplace in our historic log cabin, waiting for children to share their wish lists with him. Have your camera ready to take a photo with Santa or any of the costumed characters and animated vignettes you will encounter along the path.
Hours of Operation:
- Friday – Sunday: November 19 through December 19 – 6-9 pm
- Nightly: December 20 through December 30 – 6-9 pm
- Closed December 24 & 25