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Wonderland in Lights 2023 @ Effingham Community Park – Effingham, IL

December 17, 2023 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm CST

Wonderland in Lights 2023 @ Effingham Community Park – Effingham, IL
Sunday through Thursday
5 pm – 9 pm –
Fridays & Saturdays
5 pm – 10 pm –

Visit Effingham presents another year of Wonderland in Lights at Community Park! Each year, Community Park is transformed into a drive-thru holiday light spectacle, filled with whimsical scenes, including reindeer flight school, playful penguins, Santa and his reindeer taking flight, a Nativity scene, a Gingerbread house, a bucket truck driven by helpful elves and so much more.

Be sure to tune in to 90.7 FM for continuous Christmas music, compliments of Visit Effingham, 97.9 XFM and KJ Country 102.3 as you drive through the display!

Wonderland in Lights officially opens Thanksgiving night, November 23, and runs through the New Year. Hours are from 5 to 9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and from 5 to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Community Park is located on East Temple Avenue in Effingham, Illinois.

Santa will be at his post, every Saturday from Thanksgiving through December 23, to greet cars and hand out toys. Don’t forget to stop and say hello before you exit the park! There is no cost to enjoy this Visit Effingham experience, but donations are always appreciated.

Extend your evening of holiday cheer at ‘Light up the Lawn’ – where our larger-than-life, 3-D holiday light displays glimmer and shimmer in Downtown Effingham. Drive by the Effingham County Courthouse Museum lawn to see the dazzling ‘Star,’ the ‘Royal Present,’ the ‘Heart of Christmas’ walk-thru ornament, ‘Santa’s Sleigh and His Reindeer,’ the walk-thru ‘Gingerbread House,’ the all-NEW walk-thru ‘Hot Cocoa Mug’ and, the star of the show, our 34-foot ‘Christmas Tree.’ Get out of the car to see the lights up close and pose with our ‘Reindeer Family’ and ‘Polar Bear Family,’ as well!

Christmas in Effingham is the most magical time of year… However you choose to experience the holiday season, we encourage you to ‘fill your cup’ with the people, the places and the experiences that set us apart. For more information, or to view our Calendar of Events, visit www.visiteffinghamil.com.

Event by Visit Effingham


December 17, 2023
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Effingham Community Park
801 E. Temple Ave.
Effingham, IL 62401 United States
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