Light up your Holidays with Fantasy of Lights!  A holiday light display like no other.

Fantasy of Lights, presented by Goodwill of Southern New England, has become a holiday tradition for thousands of families. Now in its twenty-seventh year, the dazzling nighttime event supports our mission: to enhance employment, educational, social, and recreational opportunities for people with disabilities and other challenges.

A perfect holiday activity for families and people of all ages!

  • Location: Lighthouse Point Park – 2 Lighthouse Road, New Haven, CT 06512
  • Hours: SUNDAY – THURSDAY 5pm-9pm  |  Friday & Saturday 5pm – 10pm
  • Admission: Car/Family Van $10  |  Minibus $25  |  Full-size Bus $50
  • Ticket proceeds benefit Goodwill of Southern New England.

Become a sponsor or advertise your business today!

Make your business part of a local holiday tradition with Goodwill of Southern New England’s Fantasy of Lights! Your support helps to fund our life-changing programs for people with disabilities and other challenges.

Volunteer at this years event!

We rely on community volunteers to man the entryway to the event, collect the admission fee, and welcome visitors each night from November 18, 2021 – December 31, 2021. This is a great opportunity for civic groups, companies, and students in need of community service. If you would like to volunteer, please complete the volunteer form here.


Fantasy of Lights FAQ’s

Fantasy of Lights is held at Lighthouse Point in New Haven, Connecticut

    From Hartford
  • I-91 into New Haven to I-95 North
  • I-95 North to exit 50, Woodward Avenue
  • At second stoplight, turn right on Townsend Avenue
  • Turn right on Lighthouse Road
  • Watch for green Lighthouse Park signs directing you to the park along Townsend Avenue

  • From New York
  • I-91 into New Haven to I-95 North
  • I-95 North to exit 50, Woodward Avenue
  • At second stoplight, turn right on Townsend Avenue
  • Turn right on Lighthouse Road
  • Watch for green Lighthouse Park signs directing you to the park along Townsend Avenue

  • From New London
  • I-95 South to exit 51, Woodward Avenue
  • Turn left at stoplight onto Townsend Avenue
  • Turn right on Lighthouse Road
  • Watch for green Lighthouse Park signs directing you to the park along Townsend Avenue

  • Car or Family Minivan - $10
  • Minibus - $25
  • Full Size Bus - $50
  • Sunday-Thursday from 5pm-9pm
  • Friday & Saturday from 5pm-10pm
  • It takes about 15 minutes to drive though the mile long display of lights.
    For the safety of yourself and others, all attendees must remain inside of a vehicle at all times.
    Yes! Unless extreme weather conditions are present, the lights are on and ready for visitors. If for some reason the lights are closed an announcement will be made by 4:00 pm on News Channel 8 and will be posted on their website as well.
    Absolutely! Guests of all ages are welcome for a memorable night that’s sure to dazzle everyone in your party.
    Yes, we encourage attendees to purchase tickets online or right from your cell phone. Tickets can also be purchased with cash or credit at the entrance.
    We are open Christmas Eve and New Years Eve from 5pm-9pm. Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day we will be open from 5pm-10pm.
    Our 3D glasses are $2 per pair and include coupons to use in our Goodwill stores.
    Simply tune your radio to 87.9 to hear holiday music and information about our displays!

    For more information or if you have any questions please contact:
    Nancy Shapiro
    (203) 777-2000 x1228
    nshapiro@goodwillsne.org

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