There’s a world of light waiting to be discovered in Marshfield’s Wildwood Park & Zoo. Rotary Winter Wonderland is happening now! Come and see the park’s amazing transformation into an ocean of colorful twinkling lights. Here’s everything you need to know to take in the display this season.
What will I see?
Rotary Winter Wonderland has dozens of displays and more than 2 million lights. You’ll see animated displays, a Santa’s Village, Nativity scenes and more. There will also be special acoustic nights and free horse-drawn rides on Saturday nights. See a map here.
Should I walk or drive?
Do both! For the full experience, consider driving the vehicle route and then park and take a stroll through the walking route—it’s the best way to see all the displays. Rotary Winter Wonderland also accommodates wheelchair users and people with special needs.
When is the display open? How do I find it?
The event runs seven days a week through Dec. 31. It’s open from 5 pm to 9 pm and is located at Wildwood Park & Zoo, 1800 S. Roddis Ave., Marshfield. Get complete directions here.
What is the admission charge?
Admission is free, but cash and non-perishable food donations are accepted—they keep local food pantries running through the year.
Who puts up all these lights?
The event is run by the Marshfield Rotary Club, and more than 1,000 volunteers help put on this production. Many partner organizations, including youth groups, civic organizations and businesses also contribute. While the display only takes five days to set up, the event is a year-round effort.
Who benefits from this?
In the first nine years of the event, the Marshfield Rotary has distributed over 560,000 items of food to 29 pantries in Marshfield and surrounding areas. The group also writes checks every year to support these important organizations. You can track this year’s donation progress here.