"A must see Experience!"
"Beautiful! You have to see it to truly experience the magic” Kayla M.
"Such a joyful experience! The artistry was just...wow...like nothing I'd seen before! Beautiful!" Crystal R.
"Absolutely beautiful at night; like a different world, just amazing! I think it's a family must-do this season.” Christine G.
Two great events come together at Southwick's Zoo, Winter Wonderland and the Festival of Illumination, creating a breathtaking holiday spectacular for all ages.
Be immersed in the breathtaking world of over a million dazzling holiday lights and enchanting festival lanterns, showcasing fairytales, legends, and myths through the incredible handcrafted displays. Take a train ride through the Magical Holiday Forest where you may spot a fallow deer or the Grinch himself! Enjoy live entertainment including acrobat shows at the Cirque de Lumination tent. Visit Artisans Lane and warm up by the firepits while enjoying s’mores, hot toddies, and more from our special menu at the Kringle Cafe and Bakery. Visit with Santa beginning November 25th through to December 24th.
Here at Southwick’s Zoo, the Festival of Illumination fully engages in maintaining the charm of the century-old traditions, while integrating modern technologies and craftsmanship, resulting in a most unique and amazing display, rich in cultural and artistic expression.
Located in the heart of the Blackstone Valley, Southwick’s Zoo is situated on over 200 acres, and is home to over 850 animals featuring more than 160 varied species, many of which are endangered. Family owned and operated, the Zoo is proud to be a favorite New England destination for over 50 years, and strives to provide a memorable experience for guests of all ages.