Holiday Lights Drive-Through Coming to Dutch Wonderland

Lighted Santa figure.

Many families are wondering how to celebrate the spirit of the season in a safe, socially distanced way, and Dutch Wonderland has the answer! Lancaster County’s favorite family destination debuts Holiday Lights this December, taking guests on a driving tour featuring twinkling lights, joyful scenes, and special surprises.

More than one million lights will line Dutch Wonderland’s Old Mill Stream Campground, ready for families to pack up the car and enjoy holiday displays throughout a 1.5-mile journey. At the end of the drive-through, guests can stop into Dutch Wonderland’s famous castle for a socially-distanced photo with Santa Claus, a cup of hot cocoa, and holiday shopping in the Castle Gift Shop. Holiday Lights will be open 5– 9 p.m. nightly from December 2 – 31, excluding Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

“Offering the wonder of the holidays from the safety of your vehicle, our new Holiday Lights drive-through is the perfect socially-distanced holiday experience,” said Laura Charles, Dutch Wonderland General Manager. “It’s our first ever drive-through event and I think our guests will be really wowed by the transformation to our campground.”

Santa doesn’t just have his naughty-and-nice list this year; he’s also following COVID-19 health and safety precautions. Highlights include frequent sanitation, social distancing, and mask enforcement in all locations that guests may visit outside of their vehicles. Santa will listen to children’s wishes and take photos from a safe distance nightly through December 23, when he departs to make final preparations for the big day.

Discounted tickets for Holiday Lights will be available online at Families can purchase admission for standard passenger vehicles with up to 8 occupants for $15 for Sunday – Thursday, and $20 for Fridays and Saturdays, a savings of $5 off the gate price. Dutch Wonderland Season Passholders, including newly purchased 2021 Season Passes, will receive 50 percent off Holiday Lights admission either at the gate or online.

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