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Wilson Winter Wonderland

December 1, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Santa See You Tonight

Experience the enchanting Wilson Winter Wonderland! A magical holiday light extravaganza adorned with over 500,000 dazzling lights that paint the skies of Wilson with a mesmerizing array of colors!

This immersive spectacle is choreographed to a captivating music playlist, featuring timeless holiday classics and the comforting voices of influential musicians from right here in Arkansas.

Witness eight larger-than-life trees, each adorned with tens of thousands of lights, illuminating the sky in a symphony of colors.  Be amazed by the grandeur of our one-of-a-kind 65-foot-tall walk-through welcome tree, inviting everyone to enter a world of wonder and joy.

Embark on an unforgettable journey through our four different walking tunnels, stretching an impressive 200 feet through the town square. These tunnels will lead you through immersive light displays, taking you on an adventure of lights, sounds, and magnificent colors.

Feel the magic of winter come alive with six different snow machines, creating a gentle snowfall that will transport you to a true winter paradise. Let the snowflakes dance around you, adding to the enchantment.

All of these wonders combined together with the sounds of the season, creating a harmonious symphony that will warm your heart and fill you with holiday cheer.

On Fridays, Santa and Mrs. Claus come to town to light up the square. Tonight, a delightful children’s art show will be at the Wilson Theater, adding an artistic flair to the festivities.  You will meet Santa & Mrs. Claus as they join us in Wilson to illuminate the night and create cherished memories with your little ones. Warm up with a cup of hot chocolate, adding that extra touch of holiday delight.

See you in Wilson!

The schedule for the Fridays in December is as follows:

December 8th marks Santa’s joyful return, spreading merriment and setting the stage for an unforgettable show. After the celebration, enjoy the melodic tunes of Jubilation Jazz at The Wilson Theater at 7 p.m.

December 15th brings the 74th Annual Wilson Christmas Parade, a splendid prelude to the luminous festivities. Appearing later that evening, The Memphis Opera House will serenade you at The Wilson Theater at 7 p.m.

The final show is December 22, with Santa arriving for the last time in Wilson before he heads to the North Pole to prepare for his big day.

Every Friday Santa and Mrs. Claus will take pictures and listen to wish lists with children until 8 pm.  For all, there’s hot cocoa and cookies to savor, while adults can indulge in a selection of cocktails.

Wilson Winter Wonderland is where dreams come to life, and joy fills the air.

Admission is free, and the event promises to be a highlight of the holiday season for everyone.

The Louis Hotel is accepting room reservations throughout the holiday season.  The Wilson Café is open for dinner, serving hot soups, a full menu, liquor, wine, and beer and The Grange is open for breakfast and lunch with all of your favorite, made-fresh-daily holiday pies!

Additional FAQs

Do I walk through the light show or drive?

The best way to participate is to walk through the wonderland, it’s fully immersible!

How long does it take to experience the show?

Each show begins on the hour and will have fantastic custom-designed light shows.  The show is roughly thirty minutes long.

Is Wilson Winter Wonderland open even if it snows or rains?

Yes! The event will be open even in the rain and because we make it snow every Friday night, we could never close the show!   Of course, if Old Man Winter is severe enough to be a safety risk for our guests and staff, an inclement weather closure announcement will be made on our socials.

Are pets allowed?

We are always friendly to friendly pets in Wilson Winter Wonderland


December 1, 2023
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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The Louis Hotel
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The Louis Hotel
3 Cross St
Wilson, AR 72395 United States
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Summer Savings!
Unlock up to 25% off your reservation
Enjoy exclusive savings with our Summer Savings Promotion. This exciting offer includes a 25% discount off our standard rates, plus receive a $100 credit to use at The Grange, The Café, White’s Mercantile and Staple.