Plan Your Peace, Love & Lights Visit

The safety of our staff and guests remains a top priority. Please see below for how we are ensuring that your Peace, Love & Lights visit is safe, enjoyable, and within CDC recommended guidelines.

peace sign at bethel woods

Peace, Love & Lights is every day, November 23 - January 3, 2021. 

Doors Open: 5 PM every day (6 PM on Wednesdays due to Sullivan 180 Walkthrough Wednesdays)

Doors Close: 10 PM every day

Tickets are available at online and at the gates when you are.

Getting Here:

Please enter the following address into your GPS:

The Conservatory at Bethel Woods 597 West Shore Road Swan Lake, NY 12720

Arriving via Highway 17 to 17B, you will be sent north on Perry Road to make a right on West Shore Road, where you will continue forward until you are directed to the Peace, Love & Lights show entrance. 

If you have a Dasher Pass (available Friday-Sunday): Enter via Hurd Road or Happy Avenue to West Shore Road. Please follow the appropriate directional signage.

Helpful Light Show Tips:

  • We anticipate peak days (Friday-Sunday) and the holidays (including the full week of Christmas) to be the busiest. Please expect longer wait times.
  • Your ticket is not for a specific time. The light show will open at 5 PM and gates close at 10 PM. You can come anytime during those hours. If you would like to avoid the wait on weekends, consider buying a Dasher Pass.
  • Masks will not be required while you are driving around, however, they are required when visiting The Museum and Holiday Hub.
  • Recommended speed through Peace, Love & Lights is 4-5 mph.
  • Tune in to 107.7 FM for holiday music and personalities to accompany your drive through experience, as well as for important emergency and weather-related announcements.

Important Safety Guidelines:

  • Masks must be worn while at the ticketing area. However, masks may be removed while in your vehicle during the drive through experience.
  • Be ready to pay as you pull up to ticketing area.
  • Turn off your headlights during the drive through experience.
  • Drive safely and be alert. Maintain a safe distance from the vehicle ahead of you.
  • Stay inside your vehicle at all times.
  • Stay within the designated lane and keep off the shoulders.
  • For assistance, call Bethel Woods Operations/Security at 845-701-1739.

Attending Sullivan 180 Walkthrough Wednesday?

  • Please park in Lot C, across from The Museum. A bus shuttle will be available to transport you to the entrance of the light show, beginning at 4:15 PM.
  • Gates will close for Walkthrough Wednesday at 5:30 PM.
  • Despite being an outdoor event, masks will be required for all staff & guests.
  • Tickets include admission to the walkthrough only. If you are opting for the drive-thru experience on a Wednesday, this will begin at 6:00 PM with a separate ticket required.

Enhance Your Experience

Santa Hats (4-Pack)

All I want for Christmas is a Santa Hat! Oh it lights up?! I’ll take four! Available for pick-up at light show entry.

Santa Hats (4-Pack)

Treats and Sweets (Snack Box for 4)

Santa can't eat all these treats alone! Enjoy a specially-prepared snack box during your drive. Available for pick-up at light show entry.

Treats and Sweets (Snack Box for 4)

Light Up Necklace (4-Pack)

May your drive be merry and bright. Light up the night with festive necklaces! Available for pick-up at light show entry.

Light Up Necklace (4-Pack)

Santa Claus is coming to town... and your table!

Dinners with Santa: Dec. 3, 4, 10, 11, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 26, 27 | 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Enjoy a safe and festive dinner featuring full-service food stations in the beautiful Event Gallery. Purchase tickets here.

Drop in anytime from 5pm – 8pm to enjoy a festive dinner featuring full-service food stations in the beautiful Event Gallery. Take a socially-distant selfie with Santa to make your Peace, Love & Lights experience even more memorable!

Safety Precautions During Dinner:

FACE MASKS & COVERINGS:

  • All guests (age 2 and up) must wear a face mask at all times until you are seated at your table, including any time while standing and visits to the restrooms.

SOCIAL DISTANCING:

  • All tables will be laid out to ensure that social distancing is maintained.
  • We kindly ask that you do not move your table during your visit.
  • We also kindly ask all guests to maintain a safe social distance of 6 feet or more between themselves and Santa at all times.
  • Please only dine at the same table with members of your private/group or party.

FOOD HANDLING:

  • Food will be carefully prepared and protected.
  • Your plate will be assembled solely by our designated servers wearing full personal protective equipment (PPE).

The Holiday Hub

Open every night, 5 - 10 PM.

The fun doesn't end when your drive is over! Head up to the Market Sheds where you can shop holiday gifts, enjoy comfort food, s’mores, peppermint bark, and holiday drinks, all by a warm fire! 

  • You may remove your face covering ONLY while seated at a table in the designated dining area.
  • Tables cannot be shared with guests outside of your private group/party.
  • No more than six people are permitted at one table.
  • If you stand up from your table to grab food, beverages or otherwise, a face covering must be worn.
  • You must clear your table of all garbage and items after use.
  • Please keep your visit to the dining area as brief as possible, to be considerate of other guests and the restricted capacity.
  • Please be respectful of guests seated at the tables near you.
  • Cashless transactions are encouraged but not required. However, if paying for anything with cash, use exact change.

Please Note: Due to Holiday Market, only outdoor seating will be available at the Holiday Hub from Saturday, November 28 thru Sunday, December 6.

Plus, during Family Fridays in the Holiday Hub (Dec. 4, 11, 18 and Jan. 1 from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM), the Hub will come to life with scavenger hunts, live music, storytelling, a self-served photo op, and surprise visits from your favorite holiday characters. Learn more here.

Dining in The Holiday Hub

  • November 30 - December 6

    BURGERS

    Served with Fries

    • Bethel Burger | $10
      Angus Beef, Special Sauce, Lettuce, Tomato, Martin’s Bun
    • Return of the Mac | $10
      3 Cheese Mac & Cheese, Angus Beef, Tomato Fondue
    • Chicken Fried | $10 
      Fried Chicken, Buttermilk Brine, Hot Honey, House Pickles
    • THE HEADLINER: The Gritty | $12 
      Angus Beef, Philly Cheesesteak, Onions, Provolone, Cheese Whiz

    Substitute a Chickpea-Quinoa Patty (GF/V). Gluten free buns available.

    FOR THE KIDS

    Served with Fries

    • Cheese Burger | $5
    • Chicken Finger | $5
    • Hot Dog | $5

    FRIES

    • The O.G. | $4
      House-Season Salt
    • Poutine on the Ritz | $5 
      Cheese Curds, Roast Beef Gravy

    HAND PIES

    • Shroomin’ | 2 for $8
      Local Mushrooms, Jack Cheese, Caramelized Onions
    • Coco Banana | 2 for $6
      Carmelized Banana, Coconut Flakes, Dulce de Leche 

    STICKS

    • Pretzels | 2 for $8
      Bavarian Style Pretzels, Beer Cheese, Whole Grain Honey Mustard
    • Cinnamon Sugar High | 3 for $6
      Crispy Churros, Mexican Chocolate Sauce
    • S’mores Kit | 4 for $10
      Marshmallows, Graham Crackers, Hershey’s Milk Chocolate

    BEVERAGES

    • Water | $2
    • Pepsi, Diet Pepsi, Sierra Mist, Ginger Ale, Coffee | $3
    • Hot Chocolate | $3
      Marshmallows
    • Wine | $5
      Pinot Grigio, Cabernet, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Rose
    • Beer | $5
      Coors Light, Heineken, Blue Moon, White Claw

    SPECIALTY COCKTAIL

    • Maple Bourbon Smash | $8
      Bootlegger Bourbon, Cranberry Maple Syrup, Rosemary, Sugared Cranberries

  • December 7 - December 13

    BURGERS

    Served with Fries

    • Bethel Burger | $10
      Angus Beef, Special Sauce, Lettuce, Tomato, Martin’s Bun
    • Return of the Mac | $10
      3 Cheese Mac & Cheese, Angus Beef, Tomato Fondue
    • Chicken Fried | $10 
      Fried Chicken, Buttermilk Brine, Hot Honey, House Pickles
    • THE HEADLINER: Bigger in Texas | $12 
      Angus Beef, Braised Brisket, Bourbon BBQ, Onion Straws, Slaw, American Cheese

    Substitute a Chickpea-Quinoa Patty (GF/V). Gluten free buns available.

    FOR THE KIDS

    Served with Fries

    • Cheese Burger | $5
    • Chicken Finger | $5
    • Hot Dog | $5

    FRIES

    • The O.G. | $4
      House-Season Salt
    • Disco Fries| $5 
      Shredded Mozzarella, Gravy

    HAND PIES

    • Spinach | $8
      Garlic Spinach, Goat Cheese, Roasted Pepper
    • Bertha's Pecan Pie | $6
      Local Honey, Crushed Pecans 

    STICKS

    • Pretzels | 2 for $8
      Bavarian Style Pretzels, Beer Cheese, Whole Grain Honey Mustard
    • Cinnamon Sugar High | 3 for $6
      Crispy Churros, Mexican Chocolate Sauce
    • S’mores Kit | 4 for $10
    • Marshmallows, Graham Crackers, Hershey’s Milk Chocolate

    BEVERAGES

    • Water | $2
    • Pepsi, Diet Pepsi, Sierra Mist, Ginger Ale, Coffee | $3
    • Hot Chocolate | $3
      Marshmallows
    • Wine | $5
      Pinot Grigio, Cabernet, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Rose
    • Beer | $5
      Coors Light, Heineken, Blue Moon, White Claw

    SPECIALTY COCKTAIL

    • Mistletoe Mule | $8
      Vodka, Ginger Beer, Lime Juice, Pomegranate, Crushed Candy Canes, Mint

  • December 14-20

    BURGERS

    Served with Fries

    • Bethel Burger | $10
      Angus Beef, Special Sauce, Lettuce, Tomato, Martin’s Bun
    • Return of the Mac | $10
      3 Cheese Mac & Cheese, Angus Beef, Tomato Fondue
    • Chicken Fried | $10 
      Fried Chicken, Buttermilk Brine, Hot Honey, House Pickles
    • THE HEADLINER: Bacon 3-Way| $12 
      Angus Beef, Applewood Smoked Bacon, Bacon Jam, Bacon Aioli, American Cheese

    Substitute a Chickpea-Quinoa Patty (GF/V). Gluten free buns available.

    FOR THE KIDS

    Served with Fries

    • Cheese Burger | $5
    • Chicken Finger | $5
    • Hot Dog | $5

    FRIES

    • The O.G. | $4
      House-Season Salt
    • Nacho Libre | $5 
      Seasoned Home Fries, Cheddar Cheese, Pico de Gallo, Jalapenos

    HAND PIES

    • Whiz-Kale-Leafa| $8
      Braised Kale, Confit Shallots, Butternut Squash
    • Berry Sweet | $6
      Sweet Berries, Goat Cheese, Basil-Lime Syrup 

    STICKS

    • Pretzels | 2 for $8
      Bavarian Style Pretzels, Beer Cheese, Whole Grain Honey Mustard
    • Cinnamon Sugar High | 3 for $6
      Crispy Churros, Mexican Chocolate Sauce
    • S’mores Kit | 4 for $10
      Marshmallows, Graham Crackers, Hershey’s Milk Chocolate

    BEVERAGES

    • Water | $2
    • Pepsi, Diet Pepsi, Sierra Mist, Ginger Ale, Coffee | $3
    • Hot Chocolate | $3
      Marshmallows
    • Wine | $5
      Pinot Grigio, Cabernet, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Rose
    • Beer | $5
      Coors Light, Heineken, Blue Moon, White Claw

    SPECIALTY COCKTAIL

    • North Pole Nog | $8
      Ronybrook Eggnog, Whiskey, Whipped Cream, Cinnamon Stick, White Chocolate

  • December 21-27

    BURGERS

    Served with Fries

    • Bethel Burger | $10
      Angus Beef, Special Sauce, Lettuce, Tomato, Martin’s Bun
    • Return of the Mac | $10
      3 Cheese Mac & Cheese, Angus Beef, Tomato Fondue
    • Chicken Fried | $10 
      Fried Chicken, Buttermilk Brine, Hot Honey, House Pickles
    • THE HEADLINER: Stacks on Stacks| $12 
      Two Angus Beef Patties, A LOT of Bacon, New York Cheddar Cheese, Special Sauce

    Substitute a Chickpea-Quinoa Patty (GF/V). Gluten free buns available.

    FOR THE KIDS

    Served with Fries

    • Cheese Burger | $5
    • Chicken Finger | $5
    • Hot Dog | $5

    FRIES

    • The O.G. | $4
      House-Season Salt
    • Papas Fritas | $5 
      Seasoned Home Fries, Pork Carnitas, Garlic Mojo, Cilantro

    HAND PIES

    • Sorta Samosa | $8
      Curried Sweet Potatoes, Peas
    • Chocolate | $6
      Salted Caramel, Milk Chocolate 

    STICKS

    • Pretzels | 2 for $8
      Bavarian Style Pretzels, Beer Cheese, Whole Grain Honey Mustard
    • Cinnamon Sugar High | 3 for $6
      Crispy Churros, Mexican Chocolate Sauce
    • S’mores Kit | 4 for $10
      Marshmallows, Graham Crackers, Hershey’s Milk Chocolate

    BEVERAGES

    • Water | $2
    • Pepsi, Diet Pepsi, Sierra Mist, Ginger Ale, Coffee | $3
    • Hot Chocolate | $3
      Marshmallows
    • Wine | $5
      Pinot Grigio, Cabernet, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Rose
    • Beer | $5
      Coors Light, Heineken, Blue Moon, White Claw

    SPECIALTY COCKTAIL

    • Feliz Navidad | $8
      Roasted Pineapple Thyme Margarita, Sauza Reposado Tequila, Lime Juice

  • December 28 - January 3

    BURGERS

    Served with Fries

    • Bethel Burger | $10
      Angus Beef, Special Sauce, Lettuce, Tomato, Martin’s Bun
    • Return of the Mac | $10
      3 Cheese Mac & Cheese, Angus Beef, Tomato Fondue
    • Chicken Fried | $10 
      Fried Chicken, Buttermilk Brine, Hot Honey, House Pickles
    • THE HEADLINER: Gangnam Style | $12 
      Kalbi-Marinated Angus Beef, Kim Chi Relish, Go-chujang Mayo

    Substitute a Chickpea-Quinoa Patty (GF/V). Gluten free buns available.

    FOR THE KIDS

    Served with Fries

    • Cheese Burger | $5
    • Chicken Finger | $5
    • Hot Dog | $5

    FRIES

    • The O.G. | $4
      House-Season Salt
    • Papas Fritas | $5 
      Seasoned Home Fries, Pork Carnitas, Garlic Moji, Cilantro

    HAND PIES

    • Chicken Pot Pie | $8
      Roasted Chicken, Potatoes, Carrots, Peas
    • If You Like Pina Colada | $6
      Roasted Pineapple, Sweet Coconut Cream 

    STICKS

    • Pretzels | 2 for $8
      Bavarian Style Pretzels, Beer Cheese, Whole Grain Honey Mustard
    • Cinnamon Sugar High | 3 for $6
      Crispy Churros, Mexican Chocolate Sauce
    • S’mores Kit | 4 for $10
      Marshmallows, Graham Crackers, Hershey’s Milk Chocolate

    BEVERAGES

    • Water | $2
    • Pepsi, Diet Pepsi, Sierra Mist, Ginger Ale, Coffee | $3
    • Hot Chocolate | $3
      Marshmallows
    • Wine | $5
      Pinot Grigio, Cabernet, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Rose
    • Beer | $5
      Coors Light, Heineken, Blue Moon, White Claw

    SPECIALTY COCKTAIL

    • Mulled Wine | $8
      Finger Lakes Red Wine, Brandy, Orange, Apple, Cinnamon, Star Anise

While You're Here

  • Discounted Museum Admission

    As a thank-you for attending Peace, Love & Lights, enjoy discounted admission to The Museum at Bethel Woods for just $5 per guest with a valid light show ticket for that day!

    • During Peace, Love & Lights (November 23-January 3, 2021):
      • Open Monday-Wednesday; 5 PM - 10 PM
        (also includes: Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve, New Year's Day)
      • Open Thursday-Sunday; 10 AM - 10 PM
    • Home for the Holidays Week (December 26-31): 10 AM - 10 PM

    Please note that all ticketing transactions will occur at the exterior Box Office windows and masks will be required.

  • Holiday Market

    Saturday & Sunday, Nov. 28-29; Dec. 5-6 | 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

    Crowded stores and more online shopping? No, thank you! Enjoy two weekends of socially-distant, local shopping at this holiday farmers market.

    • 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM: Shopping with local and regional vendors
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM: Photos with Santa (Saturdays only; line closes at 1:30 PM)
    • 2:00 PM: Live caroling with Sullivan County Dramatic Workshop

    Learn more here.

Consider Making a Donation to Nourish Your Neighbor

We are pleased to partner with Nourish your Neighbor Community Drive to benefit the Shepherds Food Pantry in White Lake. Food collection will take place each night at Peace, Love & Lights. Guests can drop off their items in a bin at the ticket gates. As a healthy food drive initiative, Nourish You Neighbor is accepting fresh produce and perishable items, in addition to non-perishable healthy items. A suggested item list is provided hereThank you in advance!