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Plan Your Woodland Lights Trip

A Festival of Activities Every Night!

NEW! Every night includes visits with Santa*, carriage rides, live animals, amusement rides for kids, festival food, Kids Party in the Park, bonfires and the Grinch World experience. Also check here for more things to see and do!

Check Festival Dates Here Purchase Tickets Here


EVERY NIGHT

  • Carriage Rides Percheron horses Duke and Daisy take visitors on a nostalgic tour of the park and off the beaten path. Rides are offered every evening of the event except Dec. 2.
  • Santa Claus Santa and his trusty elf welcome children to an historic log cabin decorated in lights, festooned with greenery, and warmed by a fire that burns bright in a large hearth. *Nightly through Dec. 23.
  • Live Animals – Richard English returns with live deer, a pair of silver foxes, and wild turkeys.
  • Festival Food See what vendors are on hand the night you plan to visit. Check here.

NEW! More Amusement Rides

For Kids of All Ages  Rides for older kids and the young at heart include the strawberry, mini-Himalaya, hustler and a giant slide.

For Tots – Hop on board two rides for smaller children – a fire engine and train – at the Sam's Club A-Frame.

REVOLVING

Costumed Characters - You never know who might show up on any night of Woodland Lights -- Mickey, Minnie, Olaf, or even the Grinch himself!

WEEKENDS - Friday-Sunday

Live Performances - Local arts organizations take the stage. Check our calendar to see who's performing.

WEEK NIGHTS - Monday-Thursday

Flash Your ID for a Discount -- Flash your Military ID, Golden Buckeye Card, Recreation Pass or Enrichment Center pass at the gate to receive $1 off a single admission. The Flash Your ID Discount is not available for online purchases.

Special Nights at the Lights

November 24 – Opening Night
Countryside Park lights up for its 25th anniversary season with a festival of activities every night! Santa Claus arrives at 6 pm and welcomes children to his cozy cabin. It's a perfect photo-op for parents, so bring your camera or smart phone!

December 1 & 2 – Centerville Community Chorus
Members of the Centerville Community Chorus perform traditional holiday carols

December 1, 2 & 3 – Fancy Nancy Christmas Combo
December 1-3, 8-10, 15-17 - Combine holiday fun with a children’s performance at Town Hall Theatre. Bring your ticket from the musical production of Fancy Nancy Splendiferous Christmas to Woodland Lights and receive a half-price Woodland Lights ticket. That’s $4 off admission! Purchase tickets at townhalltheatre.org.

December 2 – Pet Night
Bring your family’s best friend with you to walk the path! The staff from PetPeople will be in our Sound Sculpture Garden passing out free treats to pets. Doggie waste bags are available at the gate and throughout the park. Dogs should be people-friendly and kept on a leash to assure a positive experience for all.

December 9 – Centerville Community Chorus
Members of the Centerville Community Chorus perform traditional holiday carols.

December 8, 9 & 10 – Fancy Nancy Christmas Combo
December 1-3, 8-10, 15-17 - Combine holiday fun with a children’s performance at Town Hall Theatre. Bring your ticket from the musical production of Fancy Nancy Splendiferous Christmas to Woodland Lights and receive a half-price Woodland Lights ticket. That’s $4 off admission! Purchase tickets at townhalltheatre.org.

December 11 – Pet Night
Bring your family’s best friend with you to walk the path! The staff from PetPeople will be in our Sound Sculpture Garden passing out free treats to pets. Doggie waste bags are available at the gate and throughout the park. Dogs should be people-friendly and kept on a leash to assure a positive experience for all.

 

December 15 – Centerville Community Chorus
Members of the Centerville Community Chorus perform traditional holiday carols

December 15, 16 & 17 – Fancy Nancy Christmas Combo
December 1-3, 8-10, 15-17 - Combine holiday fun with a children’s performance at Town Hall Theatre. Bring your ticket from the musical production of Fancy Nancy Splendiferous Christmas to Woodland Lights and receive a half-price Woodland Lights ticket. That’s $4 off admission! Purchase tickets at townhalltheatre.org.

December 16 Centerville High School Jazz Band Saxophones
Enjoy holiday tunes performed by the CHS saxophones! These musicians will be taking donations to purchase new music.

December 18 – Pet Night
Bring your family’s best friend with you to walk the path! The staff from PetPeople will be in our Sound Sculpture Garden passing out free treats to pets. Doggie waste bags are available at the gate and throughout the park. Dogs should be people-friendly and kept on a leash to assure a positive experience for all.

December 22 – Masha & the Bear
Fans of the animated series, Masha and the Bear, will have the chance to meet everyone’s favorite bear and his trouble-causing little friend!

December 23 – Santa's Cabin
Last night for Santa!

December 24 & 25CLOSED

December 26 through 30 –

The Fun Continues!
Our full festival experience continues, complete with carriage rides, live animals, amusements and, of course, our amazing lights display!

 

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