Carnival of Lights

CALEDONIA — Jellystone Park Camp-Resort, 8425 Highway 38, is bringing back the Wisconsin Christmas Carnival of Lights to southeastern Wisconsin this year with more lights and winter cheer than ever.

The light show will be open Nov. 25-Dec. 31 with more than 1.5 million twinkling lights and spectacular holiday scenes, from life-size gingerbread houses to Green Bay Packer and patriotic-themed displays, including a 50-by-30-foot American flag choreographed to holiday music. Families will enjoy the mile-long trail from the comfort of their vehicles or from Santa’s sleigh.

Guests will see new moving displays and Evy the talking Christmas tree, an animatronic, seven-foot character who made his debut last year and talks and sings to visitors of all ages. Evy will be located inside Santa’s Workshop, where guests can enjoy hot beverages and visit with Santa.

Santa’s giant sleigh, which seats 43 guests in tiered seating, will also travel through the light show and give families the opportunity to experience the show in a whole new way. Reservations to ride on the sleigh may be made at www.wichristmascarnival.com/sleighrides.

Jellystone will continue its support of Ronald McDonald House by donating a portion of its proceeds. Jellystone will donate $1 from the first 4,000 cars that visit to Ronald McDonald House Charities Eastern Wisconsin to support a “home away from home” mission the charity has for families of seriously ill or injured children.

The campground will also cover the entrance fee for approximately 100 carloads filled with existing and previous guests of the Ronald McDonald House. Several McDonald’s locations in Oak Creek and Racine are offering discount coupons for the Carnival of Lights.

Hours are 5 to 9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday (closed Dec. 25), and 5 to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday. The entry fee for carloads with up to eight people is $20; $30 for limos, mini buses and large passenger vans, and $35 for greyhound and other large buses and large motor homes.

Jellystone Park is offering several discounts to various groups on the following dates:

  • Monday, Nov. 27 —

Military Monday & Senior Night:

  • Bring in a military ID or seniors 65 and older bring an ID, and show it at the gate to save 75 percent off of single car admission. With this discount, admission is $5 for one carload of up to eight people. Discounted price for large passenger vans, mini bus, limos is $20; and is $25 for large coach/motorhomes.
  • Tuesday, Nov. 28 —

Teacher Appreciation Tuesday:

  • Teachers, aids, principals and those shaping children’s education bring a school ID and present at the gate to save 50 percent off single car admission. With this discount, admission is $10 for one carload of up to eight people. Teachers’ discounted price for large passenger vans, mini bus, limos is $20; and is $25 for large coach/motorhomes.
  • Thursday, Nov. 30 —

Service Personnel:

  • EMS, Firefighters and Police officers. Bring an ID and present at the gate to save 50 percent off single-car admission. With this discount, admission is $10 for one carload of up to eight people. Service Personnel discounted price for large passenger vans, mini bus, limos is $20; and is $25 for large coach/motorhomes.

For more information, go to www.wichristmascarnival.com or call 262-835-2565.

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Community Coordinator

Loreen Mohr is the community coordinator for The Journal Times.

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