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Posted on: November 15, 2023

Springfield’s Winter Wonderland Returns to J. Travis Price Park

Winter Wonderland at J. Travis Price Park from December 2 through December 23

J. Travis Price Park will once again be home to thousands of lights and more than a dozen holiday scenes as Winter Wonderland returns for its 23rd year. The tradition continues with drive through and walkable experiences as well as family-friendly activities.

The grand opening will take place at 5:30 p.m. on Dec. 2, 2023, at J. Travis Price Park. The official tree lighting ceremony will begin at 7:00 p.m. immediately following the Springfield Christmas Parade.

Following the grand opening, the light display will be open nightly through Dec. 23, 2023.

  • 5:30-9 p.m. Sunday-Friday (Drive through only)
  • 5:30-9 p.m. Saturday (Walk through and drive through)

Every Saturday, visitors will be able to follow the candy cane trail, visit with Santa, warm up by the fire pits, and enjoy free family-friendly activities. This year’s free activities will include:

  • December 2 (Opening Night): Tree lighting ceremony and holiday shopping from a variety of vendors.
  • December 9: Youth pony rides.
  • December 16: Youth holiday crafts.
  • December 23: Petting zoo.

Food will be available for purchase from a variety of food vendors, including Whitt’s BBQ, Delish Dogs, and Maria’s Snack Shack.

Winter Wonderland is free and open to the public. In preparation for Winter Wonderland, J. Travis Price Park is closed to the public.

To learn more about sponsorship opportunities at Winter Wonderland, contact Sherry Bryant at 615-382-1655.

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