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Lake RudolphThe Santa Claus Land of Lights opens for the season on Thanksgiving night, Nov. 26. This year marks the 12th year for the Family Christmas Light Adventure, according to a press release.

Located inside Lake Rudolph Campground & RV Resort in Santa Claus, Ind., this custom drive-through outdoor light show tells the Shining Story of Rudolph with thousands of bright, energy-efficient LEDs and dozens of storyboards. At 1.2 miles long, it is one of the largest holiday light shows in North America.

“Since everyone stays in their own vehicle as they drive through the show, it’s the perfect activity for families to stay safe and warm,” said Dave Lovell, regional marketing manager for Lake Rudolph and Sun RV Resorts. “The pandemic has touched all of us in many ways, including cherished traditions. Attending our light show is an annual holiday tradition and we are thrilled to safely brighten the spirits of families in 2020.”

Discount coupons ($4 off per vehicle) are offered at 39 McDonald’s locations in Indiana, Kentucky, and Illinois. A complete list of coupon locations may be found at SantaClausLandofLights.com.

A portion of the light show proceeds benefits Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Ohio Valley. Over the past 11 years, over $54,000 in proceeds has helped sponsor families at the Ronald McDonald House in Evansville, Ind.

The Santa Claus Land of Lights will be open Thanksgiving night from 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. CST and then open on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through Dec. 6. The show opens nightly from Dec. 11 through Dec. 27 and is closed on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. For a complete operating schedule or to purchase pre-paid passes, visit the website at www.SantaClausLandofLights.com. Tickets may also be purchased at the gate.

Due to COVID-19 safety precautions, photos with Rudolph will not be offered this year, but every car that goes through the show will receive a special discount coupon that can be redeemed at the Santa Claus Christmas Store.

Families are also invited to stay in a Christmas cabin at Lake Rudolph during the first three weekends of December. Information about Rudolph’s Family Christmas Packages can be found at LakeRudolph.com.