Presented By RCIL


RCIL Presents:
Wonderland Of Lights


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Letters To Santa


Mark the calendar! Santa will be making a special visit to the Wonderland of Lights on November 24th to help kick-off another great show with the Utica Road Runners Safety Run. Right before Santa heads back to the North Pole to prepare to deliver all those presents he will be stopping at the Wonderland of Lights with his good friend Buddy the Elf on December 23rd from 5:30-8:30pm!
As always, look for Santa’s Mailbox by the gatehouse as you enter Wonderland of Lights... Drop off your letters to Santa and receive a personalized letter in return. Don’t forget to leave Santa your name and address! He gets a lot of letters this time of year and wants to make sure everyone gets a letter back!



Hours of Operation

Open 5:30 - 8:30pm from November 25th – January 1, 2016 (Closed December 24th) *Wonderland of Lights will be open on Christmas Day! Start a new tradition by bringing the family to enjoy the lights on Christmas night.


How to sponsor a light?

Each year the light show attracts more than 30,000 delighted children and adults and raises valuable funds to support RCIL’s programs and services. If you and/or your business or organization are interested in being a part of next year’s show, please contact RCIL for more information

How can I volunteer?

This event couldn’t take place without our dedicated volunteers — and we’re always looking for more! You can help with the setup of our small light displays or spend an evening greeting happy show attendees. Please contact Diana at RCIL to learn how you can become involved.

Letters to Santa?

Kids! Bring your letters for Santa to the Wonderland of Lights, and drop it in the special Santa mailbox during the light show. Santa will send a personalized letter back!

Price Of Admission

Regular price admission, charged at the gatehouse entrance of the Light Show, consists of: $8 Per Car | $15 for 15 passenger vehicles | $25 for Limousines | $50 for Buses

Tickets Purchase Locations?

Tickets can always be purchased at the Gatehouse Entrance to the Wonderland of Lights. For one day only, RCIL will have $5 advance sale discounted tickets available at Christmas on Main Street. Stop by RCIL’s booth between 8am-5pm on Saturday Nov. 21st at the Utica Train Station. Advance sale tickets are also available for a discounted price of $7 at RCIL Headquarters (409 Columbia Street in Utica) and all Price Chopper locations. Coupons for $1.00 off the regular price of admission are available at the following locations (limit of one coupon per car per visit):
- McDonalds
- Adirondack Bank
- The Children’s Museum
- Adirondack Scenic Railroad

Gallery Of Lights


RCIL would like to extend a special thank you to all of our partners and sponsors. Your kind generosity and donations through the Wonderland of Lights program enables us to continue to provide valuable programs and services to those in the local community. Thank You!



Entertained Carloads


People Illuminated



New Bulbs

Sponsor Levels

These stunning light displays are a wonderful way to help a great cause and illuminate your community during the holiday season.


Small Lights

Dotted Separator

$25 $50 $150

Dotted Separator
  • Candy Canes $25
  • Snow Flakes $50
  • Pine Trees $150
  • Acknowledgement in The Observer-Dispatch
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The Hero Light

Dotted Separator


/ Donation

Dotted Separator
  • Includes Signage at the Light
  • Free advertising
  • Free passes to the Show
  • Animated display of a police officer, firefighter and soldier.
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Large Light Displays

Dotted Separator

$500 - 10K


Dotted Separator
  • Free advertising for your business
  • Signage at the event
  • Free passes
  • Tax Deductible
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At the Masonic Care Community, Acacia Village Entrance, Welsh Bush Road Directions: From I-90 (NYS Thruway) = Take Exit 31 for Utica. Follow the signs for Genesee St S., look for the John St sign, to Broad St E., to NY-5S East. Exit at Culver Ave, merge onto Dwyer Ave, turn right onto Culver Ave Turn left onto Welsh Bush Rd. Look for the arrows and signs reading WONDERLAND OF LIGHTS.


Dont hesitate to contact us.

Resource Center for Independent Living (RCIL) Diana Sorrento, Director of Development PO Box 210, Utica NY 13503

  • PO Box 210
  • Utica
  • NY 13503
  • 315.272.2986
  • M-F: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM