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New Haven Fantasy of Lights 2020

A beautiful light display near an old lighthouse in Southern New England


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Disclaimer: Due to COVID-19 concerns, many events might be canceled, postponed, or changed into limited versions, sometimes at very short notice. Please check with event organizers directly for the latest updates (view the "External Resources" section below).

Fantasy of Lights at Lighthouse Point Park in New Haven has been a holiday tradition for thousands of families in Southern New England for over twenty-five years. The dazzling nighttime drive-through display supports employment, educational, social, and recreational opportunities for people with disabilities and other challenges. The illuminated Lighthouse Point Park looks simply magical with over 60 animated displays and 100,000 lights. Most displays have eco-friendly LED bulbs. To take the experience to the next level, you can rent a pair of 3D glasses.

Lighthouse Point Park in New Haven is famous for its historical lighthouse and carousels. Back in the 1920s, there were some 10,000 carousels operating across the country, the Lighthouse Park carousel is one of the fewer than 100 in use today. The New Haven Harbor Lighthouse, also called the Five Mile Point Light, dates back to 1804. A 70-foot (20-m) tower was built from local sandstone with a solid brick interior and spiral granite staircase up to the lantern loft. The Lighthouse Point Park is beautiful at any time of the year, but during the holidays it's especially impressive thanks to the dazzling light displays.

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Sunday–Thursday: 5–9 pm Friday & Saturday: 5–10 pm


Car/Family Van $10 Minibus $25 Full-size Bus $50

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