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Winter Wonderland and the Festival of Illumination is now closed.


Winter Wonderland has been a popular annual tradition at Southwick's Zoo for a number of years, celebrating the holiday season with a spectacular lighting showcase. 


Experience the holiday lighting amazement of Winter Wonderland, a festive tradition enjoyed by guests of all ages at Southwick’s Zoo. New England’s premier lighting showcase expands as two amazing events come together: Winter Wonderland and the Festival of Illumination.


Guests are immersed in a breathtaking world of millions of dazzling holiday lights and enchanting festival lanterns, showcasing fairytales, legends, and myths through the incredible artistry of handcrafted displays. Whether taking a train ride through the Enchanted Holiday Forest, enjoying Artisans Lane while warming up by the firepits with s’mores, hot toddies, and more from our special menu at the Kringle Café, or discovering the incredible artistry of the Festival of Illumination lanterns, experience the magic of the holidays at Winter Wonderland! Featuring displays of dazzling reindeer and polar bears, Whoville & the Grinch, a Virtual Reality Sleigh Ride, a Holiday Carousel, and a larger-than-life fairytale castle, you won’t want to miss this Holiday Spectacular.


After visiting the Kringle Café, experience the breathtaking acrobatic performances at the Cirque d’Lumination show, enjoy holiday tunes from the singing penguins, and get exclusive access to a meet & greet with Santa! Discover the naturally enchanting forest by train lit up with beautiful holiday displays, set to ring in the holiday season.

Winter Wonderland and the Festival of Illumination are now closed.

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