It’s that time of year again! When I was growing up on the Cape, we used to make a seasonal pilgrimage to the Festival of Lights at Edaville USA. I have so many fond memories of our visits! Now that I have my own children, we have made it a yearly holiday tradition for them. It’s been so much fun watching them enjoy the experience as much as I did, and they are super psyched that Thomas Land is there now too!
Edaville USA is conveniently located in Carver, MA, just off Route 195. It’s not a far drive from the Cape, Providence, or Boston! There is plenty of free parking, and it’s just a short walk into the park. As soon as you enter the park for the Festival of Lights, you will notice all of the wonderful light displays!
Don’t miss the train ride around the expansive property, through cranberry bogs and around the park, all while taking in more holiday light displays. When you’re done on the train, you can visit Santa in the indoor play area or enjoy the vintage rides and check out the new Thomas Land!
The Festival of Lights runs from November 20th through January 1st (closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day) from 4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. on weekdays and 3:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. on weekends. General admission (covers all rides and attractions) is $29 for ages 2-59. Children under 2 are FREE and adults 60+ are $26.00. You can purchase tickets at the park or online HERE.
If you want to enhance the experience, visit Edaville USA for the VIP Santa Train (Saturdays November 21st- December 20th; Sunday December 6) or the Polar Express (Mondays and Tuesdays November 30- December 29). When you attend the VIP Santa train, you can enter the park a half hour before opening and have a private ride with Santa Claus and other VIP attendees. Children will receive one-on-one time with Santa, a wrapped gift from Santa, an Edaville USA commemorative ornament and a VIP Edaville backpack.
The Polar Express experience features sounds from the popular motion picture, hot chocolate and cookies, and a reading of the Polar Express. When you arrive at the “North Pole,” you will be greeted by Santa and children will receive their own sleigh bell. Put on your pajamas and show you BELIEVE on the Polar Express!
I saved the best for last— I’m giving away 2 FREE tickets to Edaville USA for the Festival of Lights (tickets not valid for Saturday or for the VIP Santa or Polar Express)! To enter, follow the instructions in the Rafflecopter widget below:
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30 Something Mother Runner is a Family Ambassador for Edaville USA.