Winter Lightfest Opens Friday After Thanksgiving

Winter Lightfest, a partnership between United Way of Abilene and Christmas Décor by Lone Star Electric, will open Friday, Nov. 27, the day after Thanksgiving, at a new location.

The visual feast, sponsored by the Dian Graves Owen Foundation, is located at 2250 E.N. Tenth St. The parking lot will open at 5:30 p.m. each day of Lightfest and gates will open at 6 p.m. The last entry will be at 9. Winter Lightfest closes at 10 p.m. and everyone must exit. Dates are Nov. 27-Dec. 13 and Dec. 18-26.

Winter Lightfest advanced ticket pricing is $10 for adults; $5 for youth up to 12th grade with a School ID; and children under 2 are free with a ticketed adult. Advanced ticket priced do not include processing fees. Ticket prices at the park are $11 for adults and $6 for youth up to 12th Grade. Groups of 20+ may enjoy 20 percent off the ticket price when purchasing advance tickets online. Tickets can be ordered online at

In 2019, over 42,000 guests from all over Texas and the U.S. enjoyed Winter Lightfest’s unique displays containing more than one million lights. The event raised over $150,000 to support 27 United Way partner agencies. The following information is from the United Way:

“Bundle up and enjoy the beautiful nature as you stroll through the tree-lined paths lit with thousands of twinkling lights and breathtaking animated displays!” Stop in Christmas Village for refreshments and activities (hot chocolate, food trucks, t-shirts, light of jewelry, and Santa). Don’t forget to bring your camera to capture your family at our several photo ops.”

Top photo credit: “Christmas Lights” by JWolff-STL is licensed under CC BY 2.0

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