Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Spreading Cheer this Winter at Lake Compounce

Bristol, Connecticut's Lake Compounce amusement park celebrated the first official day of Summer by announcing something that is the polar opposite of today's hot weather: a holiday celebration event.

Named Holiday Lights, the park seems to have taken a cue from the super successful event of the same name that took place for the first time last Winter at sister park Kennywood.  During Holiday Lights Lake Compounce will be covered in twinkling lights, many of which are home to one of twelve different displays.  Each half hour the lights will come alive with a show programmed to festive music.

Activities will also include a ride on the Polar Railway, along with a select few family and children's rides - weather prohibiting of course.  Costumed characters, groups of carolers and fire pits will help keep guests warm both inside and outside during the event.

The man himself, Santa Claus, will also be available for a visit and a photo.  Plenty of gifts and crafts will also be available as well.

Holiday Lights starts on November 30th and runs each weekend until the 23rd of December.  Admission is $14.99 for adults, and $10.99 for kids, but is free for any 2012 or 2013 season pass holder.