Wisconsin Christmas Carnival of Lights« Back to Events
Caledonia in northern Racine County features the Wisconsin Christmas Carnival of Lights, hosted now through December 31st at Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Camp Resort along Highway 38. The first Carnival of Lights took place in 2009 and it has grown in popularity every year since as more and more families experience the magic that the owners, the Isaacson family, have put together.
Every display at the Christmas Carnival of Lights is one-of-a-kind; all in all, it takes five weeks to set it all up. Each year you’ll find something new to see – and as it keeps growing, there are now over 1.5 million lights in the trees!
Relax in the comfort of your car as you wind your way through the campground,with lights on all sides and high above in the trees. Check out one-of-a-kind hand-crafted displays featuring elves, reindeer, forest friends, beloved children’s characters, Santa himself and more – it’s like stepping into one of your favorite Christmas movies.
Check out their “one horse open sleigh,” too… well, more than one horse. This one seats 43 guests in tiered and comfortable seating. Some nights you can even ride with the big jolly guy, Santa! Make reservations for the sleigh here.
Santa is in the workshop every Wednesday 6:00-8:30pm through December 23rd. Kids are invited to sit on his lap, have their photo taken and tell him what they hope to see under the tree on Christmas morning. Photos with Santa are $8 each.
Believers age 12 and under can write Santa a letter on the nights they cannot meet him in person and we’ll make sure he receives it. Santa then emails a personalized letter back to each child! (Deadline for receiving a response is December 20.)
Also new this year in Santas Workshop is “Evy the Evergreen”. Evy is a 7 foot tall, magical Christmas tree. He talks, leads friends in Christmas Carols and tells stories like “The Night Before Christmas”. Evy is available every night to visit with friends and spread Christmas cheer.
Enjoy a variety of beverages available at Santa’s Workshop, including hot chocolate, apple cider, lattes, mochas and more.
Admission is $20/car – up to 8 people per car. Larger passenger vans, campers, limos, and mini buses are $30; large buses or motorhomes are $35. They take cash only, but there is an ATM on site. The Wisconsin Christmas Carnival of Lights will partner with the Ronald McDonald House Charities for the holiday season, donating $1 per car, up to 4,000 cars.
Sunday – Thursday: 5-9 pm
Friday – Saturday: 5-10 pm
Open every day except December 25, Christmas Day
Wisconsin Christmas Carnival of Lights Address:
You’ll find Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park along Highway 38 in northern Racine County. It’s about three miles south of Highway 100, a little over two miles east and north from I-41/94, and three miles west of Highway 32.