Nestled in the heart of Southeastern Wisconsin is a holiday destination steeped in festive tradition. Each year, The Ingleside Hotel is transformed into a winter wonderland called Country Christmas. Admission to the Country Christmas lights display includes a trip through the Country Christmas Trail, Village Park and entrance to two buildings located at the end of the trail, Christmas Village and The Streets of Bethlehem.
Country Christmas Trail
The Country Christmas Trail features over a million holiday lights festively displayed on over a mile-long trail. Back by popular demand, guests will enjoy displays such as Bearville, a captivating 200-foot tunnel of 30,000 computerized lights, and more. Some new displays to look for this year include a Patriotic Display, Waukesha Parade Memorial, Pirate Scene, New Reindeer Barn, and more.
Christmas Village is a building at the end of the trail that guests can come inside and visit. Christmas Village is the perfect place to enjoy a hot cup of cocoa or an evening treat while surrounded by a cuddly cast of creatures and our working model train display. New this year, guests will be entertained by our adorable Raccoon Band that dances and sings to Christmas music, Department 56 village collection and the Country Christmas Post Office where kids can write a letter to Santa.
Village Park, located at the end of the trail, is where guests can take an evening stroll and enjoy activities and photo opportunities. Don’t miss your chance to take a family photo in front of the 42 foot Christmas tree. New this year there are additional displays including Stomplights, a walk-through light tunnel and multiple building fronts created by Kettle Moraine High School Art Students.
The Streets of Bethlehem
The Streets of Bethlehem is a building located at the end of the drive-through trail. Guests can walk through the collection of nearly life –sized Fontanini nativity figurines. Country Christmas has the only display of this magnitude in the area, a replica of the Pope’s personal collection.