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 uwab@unitedwayabilene.org

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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