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Celebration in the Oaks’ 30th Anniversary!

The 2016 season is Celebration in the Oaks' 30th anniversary!

Celebration in the Oaks in City Park is one of the most spectacular holiday lights festivals in the country, with more than 165,000 visitors pouring into the Park to see the magical winter spectacle. City Park’s famous oaks are swathed in hundreds of thousands of twinkling lights and breathtaking light displays are scattered throughout 25 acres of the Park, including the Botanical Garden, Storyland, and Carousel Gardens. Click here for more information.

Get your tickets here!

Your tickets are good for any night of the event that we are open in the current season. There is no refund due to rain, power outages, and other unforeseen conditions.

*You're so smart to buy your tickets in advance online! You won't have a ticket line to wait in and you'll be in the gates before your friends who didn't buy online.

**Don't forget to bring a print-out of the tickets you buy. You'll need to show them at the gate to get into the event.

***Friends of City Park members please click here for details about your FREE admission!

Tickets for the nightly event, train rides, and individual Amusement Park rides are available for purchase online. Unlimited Ride Bands must be purchased from the Ticket Booth inside Carousel Gardens Amusement Park.

Looking for directions and parking information? We've got you covered! Check out this link.

Don't forget! Santa's here to take photos with the kids or the whole family (through 12/23)! Check out this link for details.

Tickets can also be purchased at The Tomas Center at 5 Victory Avenue.

2016 dates: November 25, 2016 through January 1, 2017

Closed November 28, 29, 30 and December 1

Closed Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve

Open Christmas night

Sunday - Thursday : 6pm -10pm

Friday & Saturday: 6pm -11pm

Last entry to event is 30 minutes prior to closing. Your tickets are good for any night of the event that we are open in the current season. There is no refund due to rain, power outages, and other unforeseen conditions. Train tickets sales on-site will stop one hour before closing. At one hour before closing, you will not be able to get in the train line (only before that time). This also may happen with other amusement rides. Individual train tickets may be used in place of any single ride tickets for any other ride in Carousel Gardens.

Additional information:

-No pets allowed 

-Minor Escort Policy: All minors age 17 and under must be accompanied by an adult 21 years or older. Anyone 21 years or younger should be prepared to show a driver license, state ID or passport before purchasing a ticket for entry.

-Should you need a wheelchair, there is one at the front gate (first come, first served).