My kids and I usually head to Lake Compounce in Bristol Connecticut during the summer to have a blast at the amusement park and splash around in the water park, and we love it, so when I heard of a new Holiday Lights extravaganza I know I had to bring my kids to check it out!
We had SUCH a great time! Just walking up to the gate put us in the Holiday Spirit!
Children’s and some fun family rides were open. Since my kids are 14 and 10, we didn’t go to kiddie rides, but we saw lots of little ones there. Aedan was very excited to ride the bumper cars, and we ALL loved riding the carousel!
Walking around we had a great time checking out all the light displays.
Once we got chilly we went inside to warm up in the Snowflake Palace. There, we got to decorate cookies and gingerbread houses,and write letters to Santa with a mailbox there with daily trips to the North Pole to Santa. And there were plenty of elves around to help! You can even visit Santa and take photos, with him, as well.
There was lots of shopping and treat and games to play!
One of our FAVORITES was riding the North Pole Express!
It was a COLD 20 minute ride around the lake that was decorated with fantastic light shows! (Here’s a tip: bring a blanket to snuggle under if it’s cold out!) The music was great, the lights were wonderful and we really enjoyed it.
There’s lots of holiday themed food available. (try the hot chocolate and the popcorn!) and there are bonfires around to warm up around, as well.
It’s not just for little kids. There were kids of all ages there, and as far as I could see they were all enjoying it, even my teenager! in fact, she mentioned she would love to go back with a group of her friends. (Yay!! Mom wins!) I really encourage your to take a trip and explore the lighted up Holiday World of Lake Compounce!
- Open Friday, 5-9pm, Saturday 4-9pm now till December 30
- Adults (Ages 11 and older) $14.99
- Child (10 and under) 10.99
- Senior (over 60) $10.99
- 3 years and under- Free!
- Located at 822 Lake Avenue, Bristol Ct
We had a great time,and left FILLED with Holiday Spirit!
Disclosure: We were provided with complimentary entrance to the Holiday Lights event and a press pre-party, however all opinions are my own.