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Winter Wonderland

Winter Wonderland Event

Winter Wonderland: A Holiday Lights Spectacular is fun for the whole family! It's A unique experience unlike any other holiday lights show attraction you can imagine. Enjoy a driving tour through the lighted grounds, surrounded by festive music and decorations, then journey inside the museum to meet Santa Claus and explore the Gilmore’s Festival of Trees as you walk through our galleries filled with hundreds of classic cars.

In addition to the twinkling lights and delightful decorations, Winter Wonderland boasts a variety of memorable experiences for Gilmore guests to enjoy this winter.


Santa visit

Visits and photo opportunities with Santa

Gourmet Hot Cocoa

Gourmet hot chocolate, adult drinks, holiday-themed food & sweets, and holiday gift shopping

Inflatable Maze

A giant, one-of-a-kind maze of holiday inflatables

Christmas Tree Lot

A nostalgic 1960s fresh Christmas tree and wreath lot, complete with vintage Shasta camper trailer

Driving through the Light Tunnel

Dashing Through the Snow family rides through the lights in Ford Model T’s, a Checker Taxi Cab, a ‘63 Cadillac convertible, and several other vintage cars from our collection

Elves Working on Car

A stop inside Santa’s Garage, the big man’s hot rod workshop, located inside our 1930s Shell Station

Beetle Snowglobe

Classic cars from the museum’s collection dramatically displayed inside Gilmore Snow Globes

Artwork of Santa working on an Engine

Featured outdoor artwork exhibits from legendary automotive illustrators, including Art Fitzpatrick, Van Kaufman, and Jeff Norwell

Ticket Pricing

At Door:

  • Adult (18+) - $20
  • Youth (age 5 - 17) - $12
  • Child (age 4 and under) - FREE


  • Adult (18+) - $17.50
  • Youth (age 5 - 17) - $9.50
  • Child (age 4 and under) - FREE

Dates & Hours

November 25th through December 30th - Thursday through Sunday, 5pm to 9pm

Additional open dates:

  • Tuesday, December 13th
  • Monday, December 19th
  • Tuesday, December 20th
  • Wednesday, December 21st
  • Wednesday, December 28th