Country Christmas at the Ingleside, Pewaukee« Back to Events
A Country Christmas – it’s Wisconsin’s largest outdoor drive-thru lights display, now in its 26th year! It’s back as big as ever, letting families enjoy everything from the safety and comfort of their cars – there’s even a walk-through opportunity the opening weekend of November 19th-21st! Country Christmas’ popular drive-thru holiday lights display covers the grounds of The Ingleside Hotel in Pewaukee, right along I-94 between County Highways T and G just north of Waukesha. Enjoy unique displays and exhibits like “Bearville,” an area of the trail where you will find giant teddy bears in a church scene, general store, butcher shop, and sausage factory. You can also enjoy Prairieville (Waukesha’s original name) and Old Time Waukesha miniature cities. plus a captivating 200-foot tunnel of 30,000 computerized, pulsating lights!
Along with the drive-thru component, two out of vehicle experiences at the end of the trail will be open for guests that choose to visit, using their own Safe Promise Plan.
Admission to Country Christmas includes access to the following:
• The Country Christmas Trail features over a million holiday lights festively displayed on over a mile-long trail. As guests drive through the countryside, they will experience enchanting animated figures and holiday scenes from the comfort of their car.
• The Streets of Bethlehem is in a building at the end of the drive-through trail. You can get out of your car and walk through the collection of nearly life-sized Fontanini nativity figurines – a replica of the Pope’s personal collection.
• Christmas Village is another building at the end of the trail that you can get out of your car and visit. At Christmas Village, you can enjoy a hot cup of cocoa or an evening treat while surrounded by a cuddly cast of animated holiday characters. The newly rebuilt working model train display is cool, too!
Also, back by popular demand for the 3rd year, wagon rides will be available on the dates of November 28th – December 1st, December 5th – December 9th, and December 12th – December 16th. Rides start at 5pm, 6pm, 7pm, and 8pm and are $15 per person. Wagon rides include hot chocolate and a Christmas cookie; they can be purchased online. Carload admission is not required for wagon rides.
Country Christmas is again partnering with the Humane Animal Welfare Society of Waukesha County (HAWS). On December 1st and 8th, $5 of each regular carload admission will go directly back to HAWS. Additionally, HAWS Mobile Adoption Center will have animals on site in Christmas Village those two nights from 5pm-9pm for guests to visit and adopt.
Country Christmas 2021 runs November 26, 2021 through January 1, 2022. Hours for the event are 5pm to 9pm Sunday through Thursday and 5pm to 10pm on Friday, Saturday and Holidays. Admission is $20 per carload Sunday-Thursday, $25 Friday-Saturday. Pricing for passenger vans and limos is $30 and minibus admission is $40. Senior home minibus admission is available for a discounted rate of $25.
A early walk-through weekend is also available at Country Christmas Friday, November 19th and Sunday, November 21st. For just $7/person, you can walk through and enjoy everything. That runs from 5-9pm, with the last ticket being sold at 8pm.
Country Christmas at the Ingleside Address:
2810 Golf Road (County DR, along I-94)
Pewaukee, WI 53072