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Annual Holiday Lights at Lake Compounce

November 19, 2022 - December 24, 2022

Holiday Lights at Lake Compounce will run every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from November 19th – December 24, 2022 in Bristol, Connecticut

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!

Frosty Festivities at Lake Compounce

November 19:
Opening Night of Holiday Lights! It’s the first weekend of the holiday season and we’re getting into the spirit earlier than ever this year. Join us as we relight CT’s Tallest Christmas tree!

November 25-27:
It’s the season of giving, celebrate with us as we collect canned goods and nonperishable food items for local food banks. Get $5 off parking for Holiday Lights, when you bring an eligible food item.

December 2-4:
Show us your best ugly sweater! Nothing spreads holiday cheer quite like that sweater from your grandma’s closet, bust out your best ugly sweaters, sip on hot cocoa, and get in the spirit of the season with us.

December 11:
Pawliday Lights returns for another season. Bring your furry BFF for photos with Santa, pup cups, and more. Plus meet and greet with volunteers from the Meriden Humane Society, donate to a doggo in need, and so much more.

December 16-18:
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 – December 30:
The Holidays aren’t over yet. Join us for one final week of Holiday Lights as we close out the 2022 season.

December 31:
Kid’s New Year’s Eve presented by Pepsi returns to Lake Compounce! We’re ringing in 2023 kids style with bubble dance party, juice box toast, and our final fireworks show of the 2022 season! Meet us at the entrance of Crocodile Cove from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. Fireworks will begin at 8:00 pm.

Holiday Lights Activities

  • Ride the North Pole Railway Closed on 12/31 due to the Firework Spectacular
  • 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.

  • Boocifer’s Haunted Holiday at Ghost Hunt
  • Wave Swinger
  • North Pole Express Closed on 12/31 due to the Firework Spectacular
  • Carousel
  • Twister
  • Bumper Cars
  • American Flyers
  • Zoomer’s Gas N’ Go
  • Kiddie Swinger
  • Fantasy Carousel
  • Drum Circus
  • Flying Elephants
  • Jolly Jester
  • Kiddie Coaster
  • Little Critters
  • Little Dare Devils
  • Rainbow Riders


November 19, 2022
December 24, 2022
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Lake Compounce
186 Enterprise Dr
Bristol, CT 06010 United States
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