Spring Lake Park, Williston, Holiday Lights Drive, Now-Dec. 31

Enjoy thousands of holiday lights now-Dec. 31, 5:30-9:30 p.m. in over 75 displays every evening from inside your vehicle. Tune to 107.1 for holiday music. Entry fee is $5 per car. For those who plan to come often purchase a book of 10 single use passes for $40 from the Visitors Center at 212 Airport Road or call 701-774-9041. You can also fill up your Holiday Lights Drive punch card and get an additional night free. Punch cards are available at the gatehouse while supplies last.

Featured Nights

Wed., Dec. 8 & Thurs., Dec. 9 - Ice Carving Demonstrations - Holiday crafts will be available for children in the vehicle while supplies last at the gatehouse and then cruise by the keel boat to see what the ice sculptor is making.

Thurs., Dec. 9 - Free Book Night - Williston Library Foundation has donated books for kids to adults to enjoy. Stop at the icehouse in the Keel Boat parking lot to get your free book.

Sat., Dec. 11 - Christmas Luau - Kids can take home a sand craft and lei while supplies last and Elf on the Shelf will be wearing his favorite Hawaiian shirt somewhere in the park. Wear a Hawaiian shirt and enter to win a prize in the raffle at the gatehouse.

Monday, Dec. 13 - Bumble Night - Can you spot the Abominable Snowman? Sometimes Bumble is hiding, but other times you might drive right by him! There will be a take home craft for children in the vehicle, while supplies last.

Tuesday, Dec. 14 - Cookie Night - What would the holidays be without holiday treats! Each child in the vehicle gets to take home a cookie decorating kit, with some favorite cookie recipes, while supplies last.

Thursday, Dec. 16 - Grinch Night - See if you can spot the Grinch making mischief in the park. A Grinch themed craft kit will be available at the gatehouse for kids.

Friday, Dec. 17 - Pajama Night - Dress in your coziest pajamas and the first 50 cars to visit in their pajamas will receive a special holiday movie and popcorn surprise.

Sunday, Dec. 19 - Luminary Sunday - This evening will feature hundreds of luminary lights placed along the Lights Drive road.

Mon., Dec. 20 & Tues., Dec. 21 - Reindeer Nights - Find the reindeer in the drive by display at the Keel Boat parking lot. Take home crafts will be distributed from the gatehouse for kids in the car, while supplies last.

Sunday, Dec. 26 - Great Elf Sendoff - The Elf on the Shelf has been busy keeping an eye on you all month and deserves a party before heading back to the North Pole! Visit the Lights Drive and see if you can find all the miniature elves partying around the park, visible from your car. This is also your last night to complete the Elf on the Shelf bingo card!

Thursday, Dec. 30 - New Year’s Eve Eve Party - Party swag bags to ring in the New Year are available for children in the vehicle at the gatehouse, while supplies last! Come early and find a spot in the park to watch the ten minute fireworks show starting at 8 p.m. Traffic inside the park will be stopped ahead of the launch area a few minutes prior to 8 p.m. If parking in the Lights Drive, please pull to the right side of the road or in a designated parking area to watch the show!

Friday, Dec. 31 - Techno Night - See the Lights Drive in a whole new way! The luminaries will be out again, with a colorful twist. Pick up your 3D glasses at the gatehouse and enjoy one last turn through the Holiday Lights Drive.

Other activities weather permitting:

Wednesday Night Hayrides with Ironhide - Weather permitting, hayrides are available on Wednesdays, Dec. 8 & 15 for up to 10 people or 2 families per ride, maximum (whichever threshold is met first). Check in with the driver in the parking lot of the keel boat to verify availability. Hayrides are first come, first served, 6-8 p.m.

Elf on the Shelf Bingo - Play bingo every night through Dec. 26, the life sized Elf on the Shelf will be moved in the park. Find him and mark the date on the corresponding square on your bingo card! Cards are available at the Lights Drive gate. Complete a row and return your winning card to the Williston Convention & Visitors Bureau for a prize!

Shelf Guided Photo Opportunities - Check out these new additions to the Holiday Lights Drive! Can you find them all? If another party is using the photo opp, please wait until they finish to approach. If you are using the photo opp spot and notice a vehicle waiting, please finish in a timely manner and return to your vechicle so others can enjoy the photo opp. Refer to the map from the gatehouse for specific locations.

Letters to Santa - Write your letter to Santa and leave it in the mailbox on the south edge of the park near the playground (see the map). These are picked up daily, and replied to, if a return address is provided! You can use the blank letter form you receive at the Lights Drive gate. Feel free to ask for more if you have multiple kids (or kids at heart) in the vehicle!


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