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Holiday Lights Opening Day at Lake Compounce

November 26 - December 31

The Holiday Lights Opening Day will be held on November 25, 2021 at Lake Compounce in Bristol.

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

2019 Holiday Lights at Lake Compounce

Enjoy magical light shows every half hour set to your favorite holiday music, a wonderful selection of children and family rides, a variety of delicious foods, and a chance to see the Man in Red himself!

Save over 23% when you purchase your tickets during the Pre-sale happening NOW!

Frosty Festivities

November 26: Join us for opening day and the world’s largest ugly sweater party!

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, and so much more.

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!

Lake Compounce Attractions

The following rides will be open for Holiday Lights. Each ride will open and close with the park. Each ride is weather dependent as some rides cannot operate in cold temperatures.

  • North Pole Express
  • Carousel
  • Twister
  • 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


November 26
December 31
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Lake Compounce
186 Enterprise Dr
Bristol, CT 06010 United States
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