One thing that I look forward to every holiday season is the lights. There is just something about Christmas lights and decorations that bring a smile to my face. Many houses go all out during the winter months, but there are also places in which you can choose to drive thru or walk thru that shine bright with thousands of Christmas lights.

Maine Celebration of Lights is held at the Cumberland County Fairgrounds. You can expect to see over 1 mile of road that is transformed into a glistening display of over 1 million LED lights and animatronic scenes. If you want to go through a drive thru light experience, this is a perfect place to bring your friends and family.

When Can You Go? 

Maine Celebration of Lights will run from November 25th to December 30th.

This experience however will not be operating on November 28th, 29th, December 5th, 6th, 12th, 13th, 19th, or 20th.

Hours and Prices

Maine Celebration of Lights will be open Monday - Sunday from 5 pm to 9 pm. The last admittance is at 8:15 pm.

Prices vary depending on the day that you choose to visit as well as what type of vehicle you plan on bringing to this drive thru experience.

If you choose to visit Monday - Thursday, to drive thru with a general car, it will cost between $20 and $25 ($20 if you purchase your ticket in advance online). If you want to bring a bigger car (12-15 person passenger van, small bus, or a limo), then you should expect to pay $40 to enter.

Plan on visiting over the weekend? Well, from Friday - Sunday tickets will cost you a little more. Tickets will also cost more on Holidays (December 24th and 25th). During these days, advance online tickets for a general car are $23 and $30 on-site. If you bring a bigger vehicle, then it will set you back $50.

Know Before You Go

  • It is better to get your tickets in advance online, if they sell out online then you will not be able to purchase any tickets on-site.
  • During this event, for the safety of you and others, you must remain in your car at all times.
  • There will not be any public restrooms on-site.
  • In the event of bad weather, Maine Celebration of Lights will send out a notification and your tickets will be reissued for the next available time.

You can purchase tickets and find out more information here.

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