Peace, Love & Lights (2023)

A drive-thru holiday light show in the beautiful Sullivan Catskills

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  • 2022-2023 Winter Light Show Schedule

    Partial Week: November 25 - 27; December 1 - 4, 8 - 11
    Daily: December 15 - January 1, 2023

  • 5:00-10:00 PMLast entry at 9:00 PM.

  • One ticket per carload. Price increases day of. We encourage purchasing in advance. Please be aware we have gone cashless!
  • Sullivan 180 Walkthrough Monday will take place weekly. NO drive-thru will occur on Mondays.

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Peace, Love & Lights is back, better, and brighter than ever before!

Spanning across the winter season beginning just after Thanksgiving until New Year's Day, experience drive-thru holiday winter lights on the Bethel Woods grounds from the comfort of your car. Simply turn off your headlights and follow the magical glow.There is nothing else quite like this the area.

What's Different?

NEW SCHEDULE: We'd hate for you to show up for some holiday fun and for us to not be open. In 2022, we will be operating on a partial schedule from November 25 thru December 11, and then daily December 15 thru January 1, 2023.

EVEN MORE LIGHTS: We're bringing back all of the themed areas you know and love, but adding winter light displays throughout the route for you to marvel at!This year, our festival of lights has the following areas:New York; Holidays Around The World; Snowflake Alley; Christmas; Candy Cane Lane; Enchanted Forest; and as a nod to our historic site, Groovy Way.

EXTRA WAYS TO HAVE FUN:Whether you're sweetening the drive with a box of fresh-baked goodies, getting your holiday shopping done, visiting The 60's Museum, or unwinding during our first-ever Gingerbread Build & Sip, make the most of your visit to Bethel Woods with one of our creative add-ons.

Visit The Holiday Hub

Presented by The Kartrite Resort & Indoor Waterpark.

The fun doesn’t end when your drive is over! Dine by the fire with comfort food, a DIY s’mores kit, holiday drinks, and more!Check out the mesmerizing musical mega trees and take plenty of pictures.

Located on the Bethel Woods Upper Campus; open at 5 PM beginning December 1.Not open on Mondays.Free entry.

Explore The Museum for $5

Through artifacts, films, music - and even a hippie bus - you will be inspired not only by what was the most prolific three-day festival in history, but by the ideals that still remain relevant today.

After 5 PM, visit the Main Exhibit for just $5 when you show your valid Peace, Love & Lights ticket from the same day! The Special Exhibit will be closed.Must be purchased in-person.

Special Offers

  • Sullivan 180 Walk-Thru Mondays

    Mondays: November 28; December 5, 12, 19, 26 | 5:00-9:00 PM (Last Entry at 7:30 PM)

    Our walk-thru experience is back! So strap on your sneakers, zip up your winter coat, and get ready for an outdoor winter exercise at our spectacular holiday lights display!

    PRICE: $10 Adult (12 and older) | Free Youth (11 and under)

    To support the Sullivan County Federation for the Homeless, guests who bring a new, unwrapped toy will receive complimentary admission for one adult. Please note that the redemption of this offer is only available at-the-gate on a first-come, first-served basis.

    Learn more here.

    Due to the expanded experience, please note there is no drive-through experience on Mondays.

  • Santa Hat Sundays | Sunday December 4, 11, 18

  • Holiday Market Pop-Up at Peace, Love & Lights | Fridays & Saturdays, December 2-3; 9-10; 16-17

    4:00-9:00 PM

    A unique Holiday Market pop-up experience featuring new vendors weekly will take place over the course of three consecutive weekends, giving you the chance to shop a wide selection of unique holiday gifts and support regional vendors this holiday season before or after your Peace, Love & Lights visit!

    The market is free to attend. Learn more here.

  • Live Music in the Holiday Hub | Fridays & Saturdays, December 2-3; 9-10; 16-17

    Enjoy live music by a regional performer as you enjoy warm fires, seasonal snacks, and more!

    All performances are 6-8 PM.

    The Holiday Hub is brought to you by The Kartrite Resort & Indoor Waterpark.

  • Drop-In Holiday Crafting Workshop | December 10

    3:00-6:00 PM

    Studio at the Woods Holiday Drop-in Creative Workshop is a chance to create unique, personalized gifts or for your own holiday decorating. Crafts include whimsical wreaths, macramé ornaments, luminaries, or tissue paper painting, and lots of fun options for the kids. Learn more here.

  • Gingerbread Build & Sip | December 15 & 22

    6:00-9:00 PM.

    Join us in the beautiful Bethel Woods Market Shed to construct your dream gingerbread house while enjoying some of the region’s best wines! Your ticket includes all the required supplies to design your gingerbread creation and 2 glasses of wine. Space is limited.

    $50 per person. Guests must be 21+ to attend. |PURCHASE HERE.

  • Ice Carving Demonstration | December 16

    7:30– 8:30 PM

    Winter is coming and Bethel Woods is celebrating by building a life-sized Ice Throne in the Holiday Hub starting on Friday, December 16th! On the same day, guests can enjoy a live ice sculpture demonstration from 7:30pm-8:30pm. Enjoy a cup of cocoa while taking a photo with these unique ice creations!

    The Holiday Hub is brought to you by The Kartrite Resort & Indoor Waterpark.

  • Dinner with Santa | December 16 & 17

    5-8 PM.

    Santa Claus is coming to town... and your table! Enjoy a gourmet all-you-can-eat buffet dinner in the intimate Event Gallery before or after your drive-thru experience!Learn more here.

    With support from Pepsi.

  • Photos with Santa | December 18

    3-6 PM; Line Closes at 5 pm.

    Santa Claus is coming to town...and Bethel Woods! You're invited to take a photo with Santa in the beautiful Event Gallery!

    Entry is on a first-come, first-served basis and the line closes strictly at 5 PM. Cost is $10 per photo, which includes one digital and 4x6 printed copy. No more than 5 people are permitted in a photo.

    There are no advance sales for this event.

  • Santa Visits The Holiday Hub | December 22-23

  • Dasher Pass

    Skip the line Friday & Saturday!

    Available as an add-on when you check out.

  • Sweets & Treats Box (For 4)

    Sweeten your drive-thru experience with box of sweets for the whole car!

    Available as an add-on when you check out. Not offered on Mondays.

  • Discounted Museum Admission During Peace, Love & Lights


    Sunday-Thursday: 10AM – 9PM

    Friday & Saturday: 10AM – 10PM


    • 10AM – 5PM: Standard Pricing (Includes Main Exhibit & Special Exhibit)
    • AFTER 5PM: $5 per person (Includes Main Exhibit Only. Special Exhibit will be closed) with valid PEACE, LOVE & LIGHTS ticket for same day. Must be purchased in-person.

    Please note that one evenings when there are Event Gallery shows(12/2, 12/11, 12/12, 12/19), The Museum building will be closed after 6PM.

Peace, Love & Lights FAQs

  • Am I purchasing for a certain time slot?

    No! The light show will open at 5PM with the gates closing at 10PM. You can come anytime during those hours.

  • Can I bring my pet in the car?

    Yes! However, no pets are allowed out of your vehicle or on the grounds.

  • Can I drive-thru more than once?

    One ticket allows you one drive thru Peace, Love & Lights. However, on Two-Time Tuesdays presented by Schmidt's Wholesale, Inc., you can drive thru twice!

  • Can I leave my vehicle?

    Please remain inside your vehicle at all times for your safety and the safety of other patrons. Photography is permitted from inside your vehicle. There is an exception during Sullivan 180Walk-Thru Mondays. Please observe all signs and directions.

  • How long does it take?

    With the newly-expanded light show, new themed areas, and expanded existing areas,the approximate time to drive thru is about 30-35 minutes.

  • How much does it cost?

    The light show tickets are one ticket per car.

    • Advance (Tuesday-Thursday; thru day-of at gate): $25
    • Advance (Friday-Sunday; thru day-of at gate): $30
    • At Gate (Tuesday-Thursday): $30
    • At Gate (Friday-Sunday): $35

    As a reminder, there is no drive-thru experience on Sullivan 180 Walk-Thru Mondays. Learn more here.

  • What happens in the event of inclement weather?

    In the unlikely event of a closure due to inclement weather, we will reach out to ticket holders via email and the general public will be notified through social media and the Bethel Woods website. Tickets will be honored for a new date of your choice.

  • What is a Dasher Pass?

    A Dasher Pass allows your car to skip the line Friday and Saturday! Available as an add-on when you check-out.

  • What is a standard sized vehicle?

    Any vehicle (including SUVs & Minivans) with 3 rows of seating or less is considered a standard vehicle, if your vehicle has over 3 rows of seating, you will be subject to the Limo/Party Bus/RV pass pricing (limit to 15 passengers).

  • What is your refund policy?

    All sales are final and promotions and discounts cannot be added retroactively.

  • What precautions are being made for COVID-19?

    The drive-thru is completely contact-free! You can enjoy the entire experience from the comfort of your car. We recommend purchasing tickets in advance.

  • Will there be extended wait times on peak days and holidays?

    Yes, we anticipate peak days (Friday-Sunday) will be the busiest and the holidays, including the week of Christmas, to have extended wait times.

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Disclaimer: All dates, acts, times, and ticket prices are subject to change at any time without notice. Tickets obtained from sources other than the official sites of Bethel Woods, Live Nation or Ticketmaster (our only authorized ticketing services) may be lost, stolen or counterfeit and will not be honored. We cannot refund tickets purchased from brokers or secondary sellers. This is a rain or shine event.

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