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Celebrate the Holiday Season with Wawaloam Campground’s Festival of Lights

‘Tis the season to be jolly, and there’s nothing more exciting than driving through a sea of lights!

Photo courtesy of Wawaloam Campground

Looking for a fun and exciting activity for the whole family this coming holiday season? Wawaloam Campground (Rhode Island) is set to open its drive-thru holiday light display tomorrow, November 25. 

Photo courtesy of Wawaloam Campground

According to its website, the attraction features over a mile of twinkling and dancing lights spread throughout the campground, synced to popular holiday music.

Tickets are available on their website at $25 per vehicle. As per its website, guests are expected to spend 20-25 minutes in their vehicles to enjoy the sea of lights. The campground is also urging guests to turn off their headlights as the lit roads will lead the way.

Photo courtesy of Wawaloam Campground

Wawaloam campground was established in 1969 when Jim and Maureen Smith started their dream of running a vacation destination for campers visiting the Southern New England area. After a few decades and three generations later, Wawaloam has become a favorite place for campers of all ages.

The campground, named after a Nipmuck Native American Princess, is a family-friendly campground located at 510 Gardiner Road, West Kingston, Rhode Island.

Photo courtesy of Wawaloam Campground

The campground offers various activities that families and people of all ages can enjoy, including crafts, dances, movies, mini golf, and more. 

Wawaloam Campground’s Festival of Lights is happening this November 25-27,

December 1-4, December 8-11, and December 15-23.

Nearby attractions include the Historic Wickford Village, Block Island, Newport Mystic Aquarium, Mystic Seaport, and more. 

For more information, visit Wawaloam Campground.

Last year, campgrounds across the U.S and Canada also launched Christmas festivities, including Augusta West Kampground’s (Maine) Winter Wonderland, Hay River Territorial Park’s (Northwest Territories, Canada) Christmas light display for a cause, Melfort campground’s (Saskatchewan, Canada) light tour, and Wesley Clover Parks Campground’s (Ottawa, Canada) Magic of Lights.

Featured image from Wawaloam Campground.

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James White
James White
February 14, 2024 8:51 am

Wawaloam Campground’s Festival of Lights is the perfect place for a spectacular holiday outing with the family. You’ll adore strolling through the dazzling light displays and enjoying the joyful atmosphere. 🎅🎄 You won’t want to Miss out on the special visit from Santa Claus and his elves, who will be making appearances throughout the festival to spread holiday cheer and take photos with families. Additionally, indulge in delightful holiday treats and warm beverages available for purchase to keep you cozy as you take in the enchanting lights and festive atmosphere.

Kenneth Jackson
Kenneth Jackson
March 18, 2024 2:39 am
Reply to  James White

It’s a fantastic experience that brings families together. Don’t forget to bundle up and bring some hot cocoa to enjoy while exploring the magical lights!


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