Folepi Express Horse-drawn Wagon Rides at Winter Wonderland

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2023 Folepi Express Details

Take a ride through Folepi's Winter Wonderland in the Folepi Express! The Folepi Express is sponsored by WMBD-TV/WYZZ.

The Folepi Express can transport 8 people per trip through the lights of Folepi's Winter Wonderland. Bring your family and friends to see the lights or make new friends as the team of Percheron horses pulls the Folepi Express wagon through the lighted display.

Folepi Express Dates and Times

  • 5 - 7:55 p.m. Monday through Thursday
  • Dates are November 27 - 30, December 4 - 7 and December 11 - 14
  • Specific times will be announced.
  • Rides provided by Tarvins Percherons. Learn more about Tarvins Percherons.

Price and Reservations

Price is $25 per person and online reservation information will be announced in Fall 2023.

NOTE: There are no refunds for cancellations.

Number of People in Wagon Per Ride

The Folepi Express can hold eight people per ride, not including children age 2 and under who can ride on a person's lap.

Other Details

Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your ride time. Passengers will board the Folepi Express wagon at their designated time in the parking lot of the Fon du Lac Golf Course Club House, which is adjacent to the Winter Wonderland admission booth. The wagon will travel through the display along with the flow of motorized vehicles.

Driving Directions to get to Your Reserved Folepi Express Ride

From Interstate 74 take Exit 98-Pinecrest Drive. Proceed along Pinecrest Drive, turn right onto Muller Road, and then turn right onto Springfield Road. The intersections will be marked with signage. The northbound lane of Springfield Road will have two lanes of traffic. Use the center of the lane designated for local traffic. Those driving to Winter Wonderland for the Folepi Express rides do not need to get in the lane for Winter Wonderland traffic. 

At the Winter Wonderland entrance, turn onto Par 3 Lane in the far-right lane closest to the residential driveways, and proceed forward to a parking area. This is where you will leave your vehicle and board the Folepi Express.

In Case of Bad Weather

In the event of bad weather with temperatures below 20 degrees or in case of ice, rides will be rescheduled. Those affected will be contacted about rescheduling.


Please call the East Peoria Festival of Lights toll-free at 855-833-5327 with any questions.