Festival of Illumination and Winter Wonderland

Thu Sep 1, 2022
Various times
1 and up

The Festival of Illumination is a must-see experience for guests of all ages as New England's largest and one-of-a-kind premier lantern showcase!  This year’s theme “Once Upon a Time”, is an epic journey of forgotten stories, featuring myths, legends and fairytales from around the globe.

Beginning November 12, 2022 two amazing events come together at Southwick's Zoo, Winter Wonderland with the Festival of Illumination, creating an extraordinary and memorable holiday experience for guests of all ages. 

Be in immersed in the breathtaking world of over a million dazzling holiday lights and enchanting festival lanterns, showcasing fairytales, legends and myths through the incredible handcrafted displays. Take a train ride through the Magical Holiday Forest where guests can expect to spot a fallow deer or the Grinch himself.  Enjoy live entertainment including acrobat shows at the Cirque de Lumination tent. Warm up by the firepits and enjoy s’mores, hot toddies and more from a special menu at the Kringle Cafe. 

Beginning Friday, November 25th - December 24th meet and greet with Santa Claus.

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