Country Christmas holiday lights

Country Christmas Drive Through Light Display

Country Christmas Drive Through Light Display

Country Christmas at the Ingleside Hotel is Wisconsin’s Largest outdoor drive through light display.  My kids always have a blast going through each year and they always seem to notice more and more details each year and squeal with delight as we make our way through! {Did you see the hidden unicorn last year?} The display runs from November 29 through December 1, 2019 and December 6 through 31, 2019.

Sunday through Thursday hours are from 5-9 pm, and Fridays and Saturdays and holidays, it runs from 5-10 pm.

Country Christmas is celebrating its 24th year as Wisconsin’s largest and most spectacular drive-through holiday lights event! Country Christmas features over a million holiday lights festively displayed along a mile-long trail that winds through the woods. You’ll experience enchanting animated figures and holiday scenes – all from the comfort of your car. And when you’ve finished your trip through the trail, leave your vehicle behind and visit Christmas Village and The Streets of Bethlehem. Christmas Village is home to our spectacular, working model train display as well as a concession area to purchase refreshments. The Streets of Bethlehem is where you will be amazed by the near life-size Fontanini nativity display, an exact replica of the one found at the Vatican.


*NEW* for 2019: – Illuminated Walk & Wagon Rides

Illuminated Walks – Join them December 3rd, 4th or 5th for an Illuminated Walk through Country Christmas.  This three night only event will help benefit the Christmas Clearing Council of Waukesha County. Enjoy the mile long Country Christmas trail like you never have before and receive discounted admission with the donation of a new book. Hours are 5pm – 9pm, last admission tickets sold at 8pm.

Admission is $7 per person or $5 per person with a new book donation. 
*Please dress appropriately for the weather!

Wagon Rides – Join them December 8th – 12th & December 15th – 19th for a wagon ride. Rides are at 6pm, 7pm, and 8pm(Based on availability) $15 per person – includes hot chocolate and a cookie. Purchase tickets in Christmas Village Carload admission not required for wagon ride. Wagon rides will leave promptly at your scheduled departure time.
*Please dress appropriately for the weather!

Country Christmas Drive Through Light Display Admission Prices:

  • $20.00 per carload or minivan everyday
  • $35.00 per limo, or large passenger van*
  • $40.00 per minibus*
  • $30.00 per senior home minibus*

Note: Busses and other large vehicles that measure longer than 22 feet in length are prohibited from driving through the Country Christmas trail.

Admission includes:

  • The Country Christmas Trail features over a million holiday lights festively displayed on over a mile-long trail. As guests drive through the countryside, they will experience enchanting animated figures and holiday scenes from the comfort of their car. 
  • The Streets of Bethlehem is a building located at the end of the drive-through trailGuests can get out of their car and walk through the collection of nearly life –sized Fontanini nativity figurines. Country Christmas has the only display of this magnitude in the area, a replica of the Pope’s personal collection.
  • Christmas Village is another building at the end of the trail that guests can get out of their car and visit. Christmas Village is the perfect place to enjoy a hot cup of cocoa or an evening treat while surrounded by a cuddly cast of animated holiday characters. People of all ages will be amazed at the newly rebuilt working model train display.

Country Christmas Drive Through Light Display GIVEAWAY TIME:

Holiday Fun Guide Country Christmas Ingleside Hotel Pewaukee Waukesha

We are giving away 3 (THREE) car load passes to the Country Christmas drive through light-display thanks to Country Christmas and the Ingleside Hotel!

To Enter:

Simply enter your name and valid email address in the form below and comment on THIS FACEBOOK POST with your favorite Christmas memory as a child. *We will contact the winner via the email submitted.

Only one entry per person. Duplicate entries will be deleted. We will pull winners on December 6th. Giveaway ends December 5th, 2019 at 11:59 pm (CST).



Country Christmas Special Events:

  • Join us at Country Christmas on December 9th  save $5 off the regular carload* admission price.
  • Join on Monday, December 16th and visit with Elizabeth Kay and Radar from 99.1 The Mix in Christmas Village from 6pm-8pm. A $5 discount off carload admission discount will be honored on Country Christmas admission, no coupon required.
  • Enjoy a $6 discount off the regular carload* admission price on Tuesdays, December 10th and 17th with a coupon available on
  • Visitors to Country Christmas will be able to visit and have their photo taken with Santa from 6pm – 8pm on December 11th & 12th, 2019 in Christmas Village each of those nights.
  • $5 of each regular carload admission for these two nights will be donated to the Humane Animal Welfare Society of Waukesha County. Additionally, the HAWS Mobile Adoption Center will have animals on site in Christmas Village from 5pm-9pm for guests to visit and adopt.

Country Christmas is located at the Ingleside Hotel
2810 Golf Rd., Pewaukee, WI.


Other: Entrants must be 18 years or older at the time of entering the giveaway. Entrants must be located in the U.S. The winner will be selected at random and notified via the email that was submitted. Winner must respond within 48 hours to claim their prize, or another winner will be chosen. Only one entry person. Duplicates will be deleted.

Disclosure: Many thanks to the Ingleside Hotel for providing this giveaway. See DISCLOSURE AND PRIVACY POLICY here.  The winner may be congratulated on Facebook (with the official prize notification going through email). For giveaways that are announced or promoted on Facebook, please note that these promotions are in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook.


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14 thoughts on “Country Christmas Drive Through Light Display”

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  2. My parents would always take us for a drive around our town to look at the decorated homes. We love doing that with our kids now.

  3. Going to our Grandparents’ house on Christmas and driving around the neighborhood after the family meal to see the festive decorations and colorful lights! Those were the best family holiday memories! ❤️

  4. My mom used to take us downtown to Michigan Avenue every year to look at the lights and then into Marshall field’s to pick out a fancy ornament and have lunch with santa

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