Disclosure: I received complimentary admission as a part of a media preview event. All opinions are my own.
After a fabulous Thanksgiving, followed by a morning of lounging and setting up Christmas decorations, my family and I headed out to Lake Compounce for their Holiday Lights event. I took my oldest son last year and we had a great time. There is something magical about being at an amusement park at night with signs of the season all around you.
We arrived around 5:00, just as it was getting dark out and were immediately wowed by the blue tunnel that went to through to the park entrance where there was a light show set to holiday music. It was cold out, but it’s hard to let that get you down when you are literally walking in a winter wonderland.
I loved the snowflake lights “falling” on the buildings – can you see them in the background?
We grabbed a quick bite to eat and took some photos with Santa and with some of the props they had inside. I loved the sleigh, surrounded by Christmas trees. One of the shots I took is going to be on our Christmas card!
They were anxious to get on some rides, so we headed out into the park. Doesn’t the carousel look beautiful with all the lights? I’m obsessed!
There were a bunch of rides open for their age group (they are 2 & 5) and they had a blast!
Before heading home, they got to play along with a children’s musician who had just taken the stage!
It was such a great night!
There was so much to do there, we didn’t even get to everything. Like shopping, letters to Santa, cookie decorating, an ice sculptor and story-time with Mrs. Claus. We’ll just have to go back again next year!
Holiday Lights at Lake Compounce takes place weekends from 11/29 to 12/22 Fri-5-9, Sat & Sun 4-9.
Tickets for adults are just $14.99, kids 10 and under are $10.99 and kids under 3 are free!
Visit the Lake Compunce website to purchase tickets ahead of time and to print out a coupon!
If you are a 2013 or 2014 season ticket holder, admission is free.
Lake Compounce Family Theme Park
186 Enterprise Drive
Bristol, CT 06010