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Frequently Asked Questions

How much do Tickets cost?

Tickets for Lights at the Lake are $25 per Car, Truck, or SUV. Unfortunately, commercial vehicles of any kind are not permitted to enter the display.

Where is Lights at the Lake located?

Lights at the Lake takes place at Mauch Chunk Lake Park in beautiful Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania.

Mauch Chunk Lake Park
625 Lentz Trail
Jim Thorpe, PA 18229

Should I buy tickets online?

Yes! Buying your tickets online ensures an easy and fast entry into the light show. You will have the opportunity to select what time you’d like to arrive during checkout.

Timed arrivals are used to speed up the queue process and make your experience more enjoyable!

How long is the path?

The driving path is approximately 1 mile with lights and displays featured throughout the entire length.

Can I walk the path instead of driving?

No! Guests may not exit their vehicle for any reason after leaving the ticket booth. Once admitted into the light show, you must remain in your vehicle and continue along the marked path to the exit.

Are there bathrooms on site?

Yes! There are porta-potties available for all guests at the top of the overflow parking lot near the ticket booth. Immediately after leaving the ticket booth, families may make a quick stop in the overflow lot to use the restroom.

This is the only time guests are permitted to exit their vehicles.

Where do donations and profits go?

Since Lights at the Lake is an event presented by Raising the House (RTH),  a federally recognized 501(c)3 non-profit, all of the proceeds go towards supporting the mission of RTH. The money raised from this event will help to further expand Raising the House’s impact on students and their families within the Palmerton Area School District and beyond. Click here to learn more about Raising the House’s mission and programs.

Volunteers for Lights at the Lake are also able to earn a donation towards their Carbon County based non-profit just by volunteering their time to help make this event a success. If you represent an organization that would like to get involved, you may reach out to our volunteer coordinator at contact@lightsatthelake.com.

How do I become a sponsor?

Looking to have your business stand out and make a lasting impression on potential customers from all over Carbon County and beyond? Click here to access our Sponsorship Form!

How do I get my digital ticket?

After completing your purchase,  you will be taken to a purchase confirmation screen. On this page, you may select to email a digital ticket or print a hard copy. You will also be able to access these options later from your order confirmation email. If you have any issues accessing or printing your tickets, please reach out to us at:  contact@lightsatthelake.com.

What is an arrival time?

When you purchase your ticket, you will be prompted to select an Arrival Time. This is a 15 minute window when you are to arrive at the event. You must be in line at the Mauch Chunk Lake Park at your designated arrival time. Guests arriving past their designated arrival time may be required to enter the overflow lot until an opportunity to enter the light display appears.

For Example:
Maison purchased a ticket to Lights at the Lake for Friday, December 3rd with an arrival time of 7:45pm. Maison must arrive at Mauch Chunk Lake Park between 7:45 and 8 pm to enter the light show.

What do I need to bring to Lights at the Lake?

Lights at the Lake is a drive through holiday experience, each guest will have a personalized experience.

In general, guests should:

  • Have a full tank of gas.
  • Be prepared to wait in line to enter the park.
  • Use the restroom before arriving.
  • Maintain a constant speed throughout the display.
  • Avoid following too closely behind those in front of you.

What Radio Station should I tune into?

Lights at the Lake uses Radio music to enhance the experience of the beautiful lights display!

Guests should tune into 103.9 FM at the entrance to the lights display!