One of the top holiday light shows is back for its 27th year, and this year’s drive-thru experience at Bright Nights at Forest Park promises to be the best one yet. If you’re looking for a place to see Christmas lights with family and friends, this attraction is worth the nearly two-hour drive from Boston!
About Bright Nights at Forest Park
Drive through a 3-mile path decorated with beautiful lights and special holiday scenes. There’s everything from traditional holiday sights like giant poinsettia candles and Letters to Santa to unique displays, including triceratops!
When you’re driving tune your radio to 100.7 FM for musical accompaniment of holiday classics and newer tunes, all hosted by DJ Santa Claus.
Throughout the season, Bright Nights host some special events and activities, including Supper with Santa, Military & Emergency Responders Night, Santa’s Magical Forest, Bright Night 5K Road Race, Roll Back Night, $10 Tuesday (Dec 7 & 14), and more.
COVID 19 Guidelines
Due to the ongoing pandemic, there will be some modifications to this year’s event, including:
- It’s a drive-thru-only event and visitors must stay in their vehicles at all times.
- Tickets must be purchased in advance online or at Big Y World Class Markets.
- Tickets are non-refundable.
- Restrooms are available for emergency use only and masks must be worn when using them.
Once you’ve finished up at Bright Nights, there’s more holiday fun nearby in downtown Springfield where many buildings are all decked out in holiday lights!
Bright Nights at Forest Park – Schedule, Hours, Dates
Open from November 24, 2021, through January 2, 2022. It is open on all holidays, and the only dates it’s closed this season are November 29, 2021, and November 30, 2021.
The hours are 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm from Monday to Thursday and on Sundays. And 5:00 pm to 11:00 pm on Fridays and Saturdays. The exception is for Holidays when it’s open from 5:00 pm to 11:00 pm.
Tickets For 2021
To get into Bright Nights at Forest Park, you’ll pay by carload. The cost is $23 per car plus a $1 processing fee when buying online. The only exceptions are on special nights like $10 Tuesday (Dec 7 & 14 only) and other promotions. Additionally, a Limousine General Admission Ticket will cost you $35 plus a $1 processing fee.
Remember that advanced tickets are required, and you can buy them online here.
Forest Park Bright Nights Springfield – Location
If you live in Boston, this is a bit of a drive — about 1.5 to 2 hours away, but the light show truly is worth a visit, especially if you’re looking for things to do on the weekend. It is located at 300 Sumner Avenue, Springfield, MA 01108.
For more information, visit their official website.
Check out our recently published guide on Holiday Lights in Seaport District.
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