Peace, Love & Lights
We're joining Bethel Woods Center for the Arts to present “Peace, Love & Lights,” this season’s best and brightest drive-thru holiday attraction at the historic site of the 1969 Woodstock festival in Bethel, New York! From the week of Thanksgiving until New Year’s Eve, experience the Bethel Woods grounds from the comfort of your car: just turn off your headlights and follow the magical glow. There is nothing else quite like this holiday light event in the area.
Peace, Love & Lights powered by Healey Brothers and presented by the Sullivan Catskills Visitors Association will be filled with LED lighting and animated displays. After you're dazzled by the hundreds of thousands of lights, enjoy the holiday hub with a great assortment of treats, music and refreshments and enjoy the ALL-NEW Musical Mega Trees!
Tickets for Peace, Love & Lights are $30 in advance, sold as one carload, one price! (Prices increase by $5 day-of to $35 per carload.) Tickets for limos, RVs, and buses and other larger vehicles are also available.
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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 in the area.
NEW SCHEDULE: We'd hate for you to show up for some holiday fun and for us to not be open. In 2023, we will be operating on a partial schedule from November 24 thru December 10, and daily December 14 thru December 31.
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 '60s Museum, or unwinding during a Gingerbread Build & Sip, Holiday Hootenanny, or Dinner with Santa, make the most of your visit to Bethel Woods with one of our creative add-ons.
Looking for a new holiday tradition? Visit Bethel Woods Center for the Arts during Peace, Love & Lights! Experience the immersive 1.7 mile drive-thru light show on historic grounds of the 1969 Woodstock festival from the comfort of your car. Simply turn off your headlights and follow the magical glow. Themed areas include Holidays Around the World, Snowflake Alley, and of course, Groovy Way.
RUN OF SHOW:
Partial Week Schedule: Nov 24 ‐ 26, Nov 30 ‐ Dec 3, Dec 7 ‐ 10, 2023
Daily: December 14-31, 2023
5–10 PM (Last Entry: 9 PM)
- One ticket per carload. Price increases day of; we encourage purchasing in advance. Please be aware transactions are cashless!
- Sullivan 180 Walkthrough Monday will take place weekly. NO drive-thru will occur on Mondays.
SPECIAL EVENTS & OFFERS:
- The Museum at Bethel Woods
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.
10AM – 5PM: Standard Pricing (Includes Main Exhibit & Special Exhibit)
After 5PM: $5 per person with valid PEACE, LOVE & LIGHTS ticket for same day.
Must be purchased in-person. Main Exhibit Only.
- The Holiday Hub
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 nightly at 5 PM beginning November 30. Not open Mondays. Free entry!
- Holiday Market
November 24-26 | 11 AM-7 PM (Fri-Sat), 12-6 PM (Sun)
More than 75 craft, artisan, and specialty food vendors throughout the site give you access to one-of-a-kind holiday gifts, provisions, and more!
- Sullivan 180 Walk-Thru Mondays
Mondays: November 27; December 4, 11, 18, 25 5-9 PM (Last Entry: 7:30 PM)
Strap on your sneakers, zip up your winter coat, and get ready for an outdoor winter exercise! FREE for Youth (11 and under). No Drive-Thru.
- Holiday Hootenanny Sing-A-Long
Friday: December 1, 8, 15,22 | 7-8 PM
Visit the Holiday Hub, join the band, and sing along with the whole family.
- Holiday Market Pop-Up
Saturdays: December 9, 16, 23| 12-9PM
A Holiday Market pop-up experience in the Market Sheds to shop and support regional vendors this holiday season before or after your Peace, Love & Lights visit!
- Dinner with Santa
December 15 & 16 | 5-8 PM
Dinner featuring full-service food stations and a visit from St. Nick in the beautiful Event Gallery.
- Gingerbread Build & Sip
December 17 | 6:30-8:30 PM
Gather your friends and put your decorating skills to the test! Enjoy constructing your dream candy creation while sipping delicious regional wines. Each ticket includes your gingerbread materials, sweet treat decorations, and two glasses of wine.
- Santa in the Holiday Hub
December 18-20 | 6-9 PM
Santa Claus stops by Ho-Ho-Holiday Hub!
- Santa’s Workshop
December 21 & 22 | 5-8PM
Enjoy crafting activities alongside Santa and his helpers as he gets ready for Christmas! Children can enjoy meeting with Santa, light refreshments, building holiday inspired crafts and more in the beautiful Event Gallery.
- Cookie Decorating with Santa
December 23 | 5-8
Looking to WOW Santa with a custom confection your little one is sure to enjoy making? Surprise him with unique decorated cookies for under the tree this holiday season! Your child can enjoy cookie decorating entertainment from Mr. Claus himself, three sugar cookies, sweet treat decorating supplies and one glass of cocoa.
- Two Times Thursday
Drive thru twice for one sweet price!