Bright Nights at Forest Park

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Multiple dates from Monday, November 30th to Tuesday, January 1st

Event Summary

Bright Nights at Forest Park started with a flyer from Carpenter Decorating and has grown and become known as the Northeast’s premier holiday lighting experience. It has been named seven times as one of the Top 100 Attractions in North America by the American Bus Association, listed on as “One of the Top Ten Holiday Happenings in America,” and been featured in the New York Times, and magazine that include Motorhome, Colonial Homes, Yankee and U.S. Airways, as well as on

Expansions since the first season has include the Winter Garden, Jurassic World, Kwanzaa, Everett Barney Mansion, Happy Holidays, Springfield, as well as the additions to Toy Land featuring Milton Bradley Company and Hasbro iconic toys and games. Bright Nights has also been making the transformation to LED (light emitting diode) bulbs in many of the displays. These include the American Flag, Spirit of the Season, Seuss Land Arch, Horton, Blizzard Tunnel, Happy Holidays Springfield, the Giant Poinsettia Candles and more.


November 21, 2018 – January 1, 2019
Closed November 26 and 27
Sunday through Thursday – 5PM to 9PM
Friday, Saturday and Holidays* – 5PM to 11PM
New Year's Day - 5PM to 9PM
Buses with Reservations Priority – 5PM to 6PM


Monday through Thursday – $18 per car
Friday through Sunday and Holidays* – $21 per car
Limousine - $25
Mini Buses (seating capacity of 17-31) – $75
Buses (seating capacity 31+) – $150


November 21 Opening Night Special
$6 per car
Bright Nights Loyalty Card Holders – Free
Coupons and discounted admission not accepted

December 4 and 11 Only - $10 Tuesdays
Coupons not accepted

Big Y World Class Market Advance Tickets
$14.50 with your Silver Savings Club Card at participating stores
Starting November 9, 2017

All major credit cards accepted at Bright Nights
*Holidays: Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve, New Year's Day

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Forest Park
300 Sumner Ave.

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The event runs from 12:00am to 12:00am on the following dates.
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