Since 2009, Enchant has brought community groups and individuals together in a spirit of service to design, set up, operate, and take down a spectacular holiday light show in Central Park. All donations collected at Enchant are given back to local organizations and food pantries.
Make sure to visit Santa’s Landing to find out if you made his naughty or nice list!
Horse and Carriage Rides
No matter the occasion or your reason for visiting Central Park, taking a horse-drawn carriage ride through it is sure to create memories you won’t soon forget. Listening to the clip-clop of horses’ hooves lulls you into total relaxation as you pass by many historical landmarks, which will create lasting impressions of tranquillity.
Harlem Meer Park provides activities suitable for the whole family, from nature walks to rollerblading and boat-rowing on Harlem Meer. Additionally, popular events such as Shakespeare in the Park, outdoor concerts, and family-friendly movies take place here regularly. Furthermore, trails provide access to Blackbird Island – making this park genuinely multifunctional!
Enchantment in the Park’s mission is to bring joy, wonder, and delight to people and communities through beautiful holiday light displays. This show is an ongoing community effort; individuals and organizations collaborate each year in the spirit of service to design, set up, operate, and take down this spectacular holiday light display event – with proceeds donated back to local nonprofits and food pantries!
This year’s display will boast more than 1 million lights and Wisconsin’s tallest RGB tree at 60 feet tall. Visitors will have the choice to drive or walk through, enjoying snacks like hot cocoa, popcorn, and candy while they admire this spectacular show that runs until Christmas Eve – tickets can be purchased online for this event!
Keep in mind that carriage rides are prohibited when temperatures exceed 89 degrees in the summer and during a snowfall, as well as checking weather reports before planning a carriage ride; otherwise, the ASPCA could send horses home early due to cold temperatures and bad weather.
Santa’s Landing can be found within the park. Open year-round, Santa’s Village welcomes visitors from near and far to experience the joys and delights of Christmas for over fifty years in its charming forest setting.
At the park’s front gate, visitors are welcomed by the scent of freshly baked cookies and an impressive gingerbread house. In the distance, a choir singing holiday carols and jingling sleigh bells can also be heard chiming.
Glenn Holland set out to create the Christmas experience his family desired when he opened Santa’s Village in 1955. Growing up during the Great Depression had taught him the value of family time together and thus created this place where families could connect through tradition and fun activities.
Santa’s Village has grown since it first opened. Now boasting 12 alpine buildings – such as Santa’s home, three workshops, Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard, and more.
One of the most beloved attractions at Santa’s Village is the light maze, with over 4 million brilliant lights and guests using their Maze Passport to navigate its large displays and tunnels. This year’s adventure-themed around Santa’s Magic Timepiece – allows them to help deliver all presents worldwide in just one night!
Even though Santa’s Land USA may no longer reach its former glory days, many still cherish visiting as children and now bring their children along to relive those memories and continue Glenn Holland’s legacy from over six decades ago.
The Kid Zone at Enchant is an exciting and colorful space designed for young ones to play, bounce, and “explore.” Families with young ones can use this area as an escape from the light show while resting their minds and regrouping after experiencing all that Enchant has to offer! Also included with admission, this space gives children aged 0-7 an outlet for pent-up energy while having a blast!
Kids visiting Santa’s Landing during their visit can learn if they made his “nice or naughty” list and express what they want for Christmas this year – with professional photography available if desired. Plus, professional photos may also be taken as annual keepsakes!
Enchantment in the Park was founded by West Bend Sunrise, Hartford, and Slinger/Allenton Rotary Clubs in 2009, with members from Menomonee Falls Rotary Club joining in 2013. Each year since 2009, over 1,500 volunteers come together in service of Enchantment in the Park’s vision to design, set, operate, and take down this holiday light show; an astounding 340,000 nonperishable food items have been donated since its creation!
Enchant is the ideal spot to discover the magic of Christmas lights while creating memories with your family. One of the world’s most considerable Christmas light mazes, and an ice skating trail come together for this unforgettable winter wonderland located at PayPal Park until January 1. General admission tickets allow visitors to access both, while add-on options such as skating lessons or food vendors are also available.
This year’s maze features an all-new story theme! Guests will use their Maze Passports to locate eight stars needed to reassemble Santa’s Magic Timepiece and save Christmas in this massive story-themed maze with larger-than-life magical displays. Travel through lighted tunnels before reaching Santa and Mrs. Claus themselves at their charming village for live entertainment, dining, and holiday shopping, as well as visit them both!
Kevin Johnston and Cam Walker created LightUp! as a simple idea to spread holiday joy in Vancouver in 2008. Since then, they have gone on to produce engaging light shows across Canada at sports stadiums, hotels, resorts, community malls, airports – even internationally!
Enchant’s Maze offers an exciting challenge for children and adults of all ages alike. The lights are beautiful, yet their twists and turns prevent visitors from finding their way out before reaching their conclusion. Like a corn maze on an active farm, but here, your only fear may be losing your way and having to start over! It will test both navigation skills and depth perception.
Ice Skating Trail
At times, winter can seem long. To get into the spirit, forest skating offers a more active form of winter fun that puts traditional skate rinks to shame!
Gliding along an icy pathway through a thick forest is an unforgettable experience, similar to taking a sleigh ride across the snow-covered countryside. Now is not too late to give this fun winter activity a try, and it could become the highlight of your holiday celebrations! Ice skating trails have become increasingly popular worldwide–not just in Canada–with destinations such as Quebec’s Domaine De La Foret Perdue and Ontario’s Arrowhead Provincial Park (along with Tomahawk Lake in Minocqua, Wisconsin, offering light evening skates–perfect for romantic dates or family outings alike!
Ice trails are a top-rated attraction, and during busy weekends, parking can quickly fill up before even opening for the public. To experience it at its best, visit midweek or Sundays when parking will likely not reach capacity and prebook your permit online to avoid disappointment.
Industry City’s open-air ice rink provides an enjoyable diversion for families in its bustling shopping destination. Crafted with “Glice,” an environmentally-friendly synthetic ice surface that uses less water and power than traditional ice, visitors can then relax with breathtaking skyline views at The William Vale bar, enjoy a delightful dining experience in their cozy outdoor bar, or take part in activities such as pond hockey and broomball at Industry City itself!