Winter Wonderland

When: Thu., Dec. 12, 6 p.m., Fri., Dec. 13, 6 p.m., Sat., Dec. 14, 6 p.m. and Sun., Dec. 15, 6 p.m. 2013

In the rush of the holiday season — the shopping, the travel, the search for tiny mittens — we often don’t have time to slow down for a genuine sense of wonder. Remember what’s magical about the season during the evening at Riverside State Park, where the Bowl and Pitcher area is transformed into a wonderland of lights, campfires and hay rides. Cross the illuminated swinging bridge and pretend you’re in your favorite holiday book or movie. Yes, adults, even you. No Discover pass required for parking, and children 3 and under are free.

Lisa Waananen

Price: $5; ages 3 and under free)