Event Calendar

The schedule of events will be subject to change based on the weather and availability of mascots, school groups, and representatives from appearing organizations.  We apologize, in advance, for any unscheduled changes.


Santa will be in Winter Wonderland every night from 6:00 to 9:00 PM starting Thanksgiving through December 24 (unless there is an unexpected emergency at the North Pole that he has to attend to!). Optional photos with Santa taken by a professional photographer will be available each night for an additional cost. Visitors may choose to take their own pictures with Santa on Monday, November 30, Tuesday, December 1, and Monday, December 7 ONLY.

Winter Wonderland

To get to Winter Wonderland, park your car and stroll through the Tunnel of Lights.  Open every night, Winter Wonderland is where all of our events take place. After visiting WinterWonderland, it is easy to get back in your car and continue on the 1.5 mile drive through all the large light displays!

    • If you would like to take multiple trips through the displays, we encourage you to visit on Monday through Thursday nights. Due to heavy traffic and safety concerns, we may not be able to accommodate multiple passes through the lights on weekends. Thank you for your understanding.


Here is our 2016 Holiday Lights Events Schedule:

Every Thursday – Sunday through December 20

Meet Roper the Ogre and his creator, Children’s Author Frederick Baus, who will be signing his new book, Oh, Those Holiday Lights! from 6:00 pm (For more information, please click on Oh, Those Holiday Lights under the Winter Wonderland Menu Item on the Home Page.)

Tuesday, November 29

The Blue Ridge High School Women’s Choir, led by instructor Laura Moore, will perform in the outdoor Amphitheater at 6:30 pm.

Thursday, December 1

The Greer Middle School Chamber Orchestra, led by Orchestra Instructor Janice Hutton, will perform Traditional Carols and Holiday Pieces on the outdoor Amphitheater stage at 6:30 pm.

Monday, December 5

The Alexander Elementary School Chorus, led by Choral Instructor Michael Parrish, will perform “A Holiday Tradition” on the outdoor Amphitheater stage at 6:30 pm.

Tuesday, December 6

The East North Street Academy Honor and Show Choirs, led by Music Teacher Victoria Gilbert, will perform on the outdoor Amphitheater stage at 6:30 pm.

Wednesday, December 7

The Hillcrest Middle School Chorus, led by Chorus Director Laura Brown, will perform on the outdoor Amphitheater stage at 6:30 pm.

Thursday, December 8

The  Lake Forest Elementary School Choir, led by Choral Instructor Melody Richardson, will perform on the outdoor Amphitheater stage at 6:30 pm. 

The J.L. Mann Academy Show Choir, led by Director Tica Sullivan, will perform “Holiday Cheer” on the outdoor Amphitheater stage at 7:30 pm.