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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?}  

Country Christmas drive-through nights are November 24th, 2023 – November 29, 2023 & December 1, 2023 – January 1, 2024. Sunday through Thursday hours are from 5-9 pm, and Fridays and Saturdays it runs from 5- 10 pm. 

Country Christmas is Wisconsin’s longest standing 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.


Illuminated Walks – Join us November 17, 18, and/or the 19th 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. Hours are 5pm – 9pm, last admission tickets sold at 8pm. Admission is $8 per person with $2 donated directly to the Christmas Clearing Council.

Wagon Rides – Wagon Rides through Country Christmas provide a unique and fun way to see the holiday lights.

November 26 – 29, 2023, December 3 – 7, 2023 & December 10 – 14, 2023
Rides are at 5pm, 6pm, 7pm, and 8pm. Tickets are based on availability. $20 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.

HAWS Night – The Ingleside Hotel will donate $5 of each regular carload admission for these two nights (December 6 and December 13) 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-8pm for guests to visit and adopt. View the amazing holiday lights display…and HAWS gets a gift!

$5 OFF MONDAY – Join in on November 27th and December 4th and save $5 off the regular carload admission price. No coupon necessary.

FOX6 NIGHT – Enjoy $6 off a regular admission on December 5 and December 12th, 2023 when you print the coupon available on the Fox6 website.

In 2023, any night Military and First Responders will receive $5 off admission if you show your military for First Responder ID.


Country Christmas Drive Through Light Display Admission Prices:

  • $25.00 per carload or minivan Sunday – Thursday
  • $35.00 per carload or minivan Friday, Saturday and Holidays
  • $50.00 per limo, or large passenger van*
  • $60.00 per minibus*
  • $40.00 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 trail. Guests 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:

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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 the Facebook post from November 13th at 8:05pm with your favorite tradition with your family. *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 5th. Giveaway runs November 12th – December 11th  and ends at 11:59 pm (CST). Winners will be contacted on December 12th and will have 48 hours to respond.

Contest has ended in 2023. Congrats to our winners!

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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26 thoughts on “Country Christmas Drive Through Light Display”

  1. Pingback: 30 Things to do Over Christmas Break • Lake Country Family Fun

  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

  5. making Grandmas chocolate roll, driving around to see Christmas lights and decorations, decorating the tree together after Thanksgiving and church on Christmas eve!

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