Folepi's Winter Wonderland

Opens Friday, November 24, 2023, and runs nightly through Monday, January 1, 2024.

For traffic updates, check our Festival of Lights Facebook page.


123 Par 3 Lane, East Peoria (in VFW Post 2078 Park off Springfield Road)


Admission is paid at the entrance booth. We accept cash, credit cards and debit cards. We do not sell online admission tickets.

  • $10 for regular vehicles (cars, trucks and vans)
  • $30 for a small bus (mini, party, shuttle, school, RV and limousine)
  • $150 for a full-size charter motorcoach


  • 5 - 9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday (shorter lines)
  • 5 - 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday 
  • 5 - 9 p.m. December 24 through January 1

Note: Wait times on Friday and Saturday nights can be extremely long, especially as we get closer to the Christmas holiday. We can get 250 cars an hour through the display, and traffic comes in from four directions. If you visit on Friday and Saturday, expect that you will be in a very long line and plan accordingly. If at all possible, come to the display Sunday through Thursday night.


The drive-through electric park is the Festival of Lights’ signature event! Folepi’s Winter Wonderland features the majority of the Parade of Lights floats and many other lighted displays including:

  • Candy Cane Factory
  • Lighted arches and circus animals
  • Ski jumper display
  • Prehistoric Land
  • Space Land
  • Western town
  • And more!

It takes about 30 minutes to drive through the display. The Winter Wonderland entrance is off Springfield Road on Par 3 Lane.

Folepi Express Horse-Drawn Wagon Rides

Take a ride through Folepi's Winter Wonderland at a time you reserve in the Folepi Express Horse-drawn Wagon sponsored by WMBD-TV and WYZZ. All reservations will be done online.

Learn about the Folepi Express Horse-drawn Wagon Rides.

Special Event Nights Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday

Come to Folepi's Winter Wonderland Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday for our special event nights. Get free breakfast and dessert coupons on Chick-fil-A Monday, drop off letters to Santa himself during Letters to Santa Tuesday, and get coupons for trampoline jumping at Elevate Trampoline Park Wednesdays.

Learn more about the Folepi's Winter Wonderland Special Event nights.

Holiday Music 

Tune your vehicle’s radio to 88.1 FM for holiday music to accompany your drive.