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White River Wonderland

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The Christmas light display that earned Batesville recognition as the Christmas Capital™ of Arkansas takes over Riverside Park for community members and visitors to experience a magical holiday season on the White River! Guests can enjoy a number of attractions including ice skating, carriage rides, train rides, and a fantastic light show spread throughout 4 parks and 15 acres. New to White River Wonderland is a 70 ft. LED Ferris Wheel providing a "view from the top of Wonderland." The Ferris Wheel will operate November 27th - December 4th. 


Visitors of White River Wonderland can choose to drive or walk through the light display FREE of charge however, donations are accepted. Carriage Rides, Train Rides, and Ice Skating tickets must be purchased in person by cash or card. No reservations are accepted. See below for pricing and hours of operation. 


Public restrooms are available Friday - Sunday only, for guest use. 


Parking is available upon entry to the park and adjacent to the park and is marked with signs. Overflow parking is available at the Batesville Community Center and there is a lighted walking trail that accesses the park. 


Pets are permitted in the park when restrained by a leash. Guests are required to clean up after pets brought to the light display.



INCLEMENT WEATHER POLICY
In case of inclement weather, carriage/train rides, and ice skating will be closed. The drive-through light display will remain open, with possible limited displays.  



White River Wonderland Light Display

November 25 - January 3

Open Monday - Sunday

5:00 PM - Midnight


White River Wonderland Ferris Wheel 

November 27 - December 4

Friday-Saturday 5:00-10:00 PM 

Sunday-Friday 4:00-9:00 PM

$5 per person, all riders must have a ticket regardless of age.


White River Wonderland Express Train Rides

November 27 - December 30

Sunday - Thursday 5:30-9:00 PM

Friday - Saturday 5:30-10:00 PM

$5 per person for ages 2 and up

Must be purchased in person. No reservations accepted.

*Closed December 10th & 25th*

It is recommended that you wear warm clothing and/or bring a blanket. 


Carriage Rides 

November 27 - December 30

Sunday - Thursday 5:30-9:00 PM

Friday - Saturday 5:30-10:00 PM

$8 per person for ages 2 and up

Must be purchased in person. No reservations accepted.

*Closed December 10th & 25th*

It is recommended that you wear warm clothing and/or bring a blanket. 


Ice Skating Rink

November 27 - January 3

Monday - Thursday 6:00-9:00 PM

Friday 6:00-10:00 PM

Saturday 1:00-10:00 PM

Sunday 4:00-9:00 PM

$5 per person for 1 hour

Must be purchased in person. No reservations accepted.

Skates are provided

*Closed December 25th*


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