The other day my little girl told me, “Mom we haven't done anything for Christmas yet!” I get it holiday frenzy gets to us all. Cookies to be made, presents to be wrapped, family to visit. It can be hard to fit a little magic in. Willard Bay Christmas Lights is a great way to get the holiday season started.
To find a little magic, we went to the Willard Bay Christmas Lights. It was a perfect way to have a quick and easy holiday experience. The kids were giggling and singing Christmas songs out of the windows.
The lights are located at Willard Bay State Park Campground. The entrance fee is 15 dollars on weekends and 10 dollars on weekdays. There is a food truck with food available for purchase and a free Santa visit.
When we arrived there was a sign that told you which radio station to listen to for some Christmas tunes. There was also some diffraction glasses available for purchase ($1.50). We didn't buy any but they bend the light like a prism so everything looks extra sparkly. When you drive in pay attention to the signs. They tell you which direction to go. We've found it best to drive slow and with our headlights off.
They lights were so much fun!! It wasn't busy the night we went and so we actually did the loop three times. Christmas weekend you can probably expect it to be busy.
At the end there is an enclosed pavilion where your kids can meet Santa Claus. This visit with the big guy is included. And you can take a few pics with him. It's great. He was a very cheery Santa and spent time individually talking with each kid. Bring your coats for this part.
There is a train ride you can choose to take instead of driving your own car. We did not do this option. It starts by the enclosed pavilion with the Santa. They suggest an extra donation for this, but its not required. Bring extra blankets and coats for this because it's an open air train.