Friday & Saturday, December 4 & 5
Wednesday- Saturday, December 9 - 12
Wednesday, December 16- Thursday December 24 (Christmas Eve)

Happy Holidays! 

The Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park and the Stephen Foster Citizens Support Organization is committed to supporting the community that has always stepped up to support us. 

There will be a Festival of Lights in 2020.  The safety of our visitors, volunteers and park staff are of foremost importance.  Due to Covid-19 restrictions, there are significant changes that had to be made for this year's festival.   

You will be able to see beautiful lights and scenes that the Stephen Foster Festival of Lights is famous for.  The light displays are set up as a drive through this year and can all be viewed from the park drive.  We understand you may want to get out of your car to stretch your legs or to take photos.  We ask that you park in designated parking areas and remember to mask-up and social distance when you exit your car.  

Due to safety concerns, the activities we will not be able to provide in 2020 include: craft  vendors,  food vendors, hot chocolate,  marshmallows, music, popcorn, Santa visits, trains, snow, gift shop or craft demonstrations. 

There are a limited number of vehicles allowed in the park each night.              

Thank you for understanding.  We do plan to return to our typical Festival of Lights activities in 2021 or as soon as it is safe for us to do so.

Please check our Frequently Asked Questions for information regarding the festival prior to your visit.

2020 Admission Fees

For everyone's safety, the festival admission fee has been moved from a per person fee to a per vehicle fee. 

$5.00 per vehicle up to 8 persons per car

$10.00 per vehicle with 9-16 persons per vehicle

$20.00 per vehicle with more than 16 persons

There will be no change available at the GateYou are strongly encouraged to purchase your tickets in advance to guarantee your admission.

Ticket Information

Purchase your ticket in advance to guarantee admission. 

There is a limited number of vehicles allowed into the park each night.

You must purchase your ticket for the exact date you plan to visit and tickets are not transferrable from date to date  

Tickets may be purchased below by clicking on the date you wish to visit the festival. 

Check our Frequently Asked Questions for additional information. 


From I-75: Exit # 439 to HWY 136 East. Go east 3 miles. Turn left onto U.S. 41

From I-10: Exit # 301, take US 41 North, 9 miles to White Springs.

When in White Springs, drive 1 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 located from the park entrance sign to the North Park Drive.


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