Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park and the Stephen Foster Citizens Support Organization are illuminating the Park with holiday lights once again! 


The 2022 Festival of Lights will feature ALL Holiday Magic Nights, December 9 through the 23.


Opens nightly at 5 p.m. and the last ticket sold each night will be at 8:30 p.m. and the park closes at 9 p.m.


Complimentary hot cocoa, popcorn, marshmallows by the bonfire, Santa, Food and Craft Vendors, kids crafts,

Train Rides, Largest Model Train Display in North Florida and more!


December 24 will be a Silent Night, still beautiful lights but without all the other activities. 


Admission for the 2022 Festival of Lights:

$4 per person

Children under 3 are free


The Lake City Train Club will display the largest Model Train Display in North Florida! Bigger than ever before! They will be located inside the park Auditorium


North Pole Café

The North Pole Café will be open nightly and serving all your festival favorites!

Located next to the park auditorium


Funnel Cake & Fried Oreos

Corn Dogs

Hot Dogs & Fries

Burger & Fries

Chicken Tenders & Fries

Nachos & Cheese

Drinks: Sodas, Water, and Dan's Hot Cocoa


Directions to the Festival Entrance

From I-75: Exit # 439 to HWY 136 East. Go east 3 miles. Turn left onto U.S. 41 drive 1(one) mile past the park’s entrance sign, turn Left onto the North Park Drive and continue 0.6 mile to our Festival of Lights Entrance.

From I-10: Exit # 301, take US 41 North, 9 miles to White Springs. Drive 1(one) mile past the park’s entrance sign, turn Left onto the North Park Drive and continue 0.6 mile to our Festival of Lights Entrance.

From Jasper: Travel 14 miles south on US 41. Turn right onto the North Park Drive and continue 0.6 mile to our Festival of Lights Entrance.

There are electronic directional road signs that will direct you to the entrance, they are located from the main park entrance sign to the North Park Drive. North Entrance address is: 10405 Foster Barnes Drive, White Springs, FL 32096



Click on the link  below and apply to be a vendor at the 2022 Festival of Lights!

Festival of Lights Vendors - Apply Today!


Sponsor the 2022 Festival of Lights!

Sponsorship opportunities range from financial giving, donating supplies, to even decorating an area.

We are looking for a few good elves! If you have an organization, business, club, school, or even just you and your family interested in volunteering or providing volunteers to prepare for this year's festival, we would love to have you!  We also have a wish list if anyone is interested in donating decorations, like new LED lights, outdoor cords, cord covers, etc. 

If interested in becoming a Festival of Lights Sponsor please fill out the Sponsor Form and send it to Andrea at andrea.thomas@floridadep.gov or visit our Donate page



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