About

The Lights

Upon arriving at the entrance to Prairie Lights,  you will be dazzled with 4 million lights set along 2 miles of path. Hundreds of ALL-NEW displays in shapes of all kinds line and arch over the roads. Half way through the drive get out of your car for a stop at Holiday Village where you will find food, gifts, Santa, the all-new indoor laser show, and the Holiday Magic Lighted Walk-Through Forest. Once back in your vehicle, the second half of the drive ends with the very animated light tunnel – the perfect finale to a night you will never forget!

 

Holiday Village

Half way through the drive, get out of your car to play in Holiday Village. Under a GIANT tent enjoy pictures with Santa, concessions, a gift shop and our 2 lighted attractions.

Concessions sold include hot cocoa, apple cider, coffee, and a variety of seasonal food like funnel cakes, kettle corn and more. For an additional charge have your picture taken with Santa or get tickets to the Holiday Magic Live! or Holiday Magic Walk-Through Lighted Forest.

 

All-New Indoor Holiday Laser Show

In the Holiday Village Theater

During your visit to Holiday Village take the time to experience the brand-new holiday laser show!

This all-new show is inside the Holiday Village Theater where it actually snows on the audience!

A seperate ticket is required to see the show. See Pricing.

 

Holiday Magic Lighted Walk-Thru Forest

Get out of your car at Holiday Village and take a stroll through the trees that will be lit up with tens of thousands of lights. Arranged in scenes depicting how the holiday season is celebrated around the world along with a brand-new Gumdrop Alley, this new attraction is sure to have the kids saying WOW!

A seperate ticket is required to see the show. See Pricing.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

How much time does it take to drive through the park?

That will depend on how fast you drive and how heavy traffic is in the park. We encourage people to drive slowly and take in all the sights. Relax and enjoy the park. Typically it takes 45 minutes to drive straight through with light traffic. With a stop in Holiday Village (highly recommended) plan on 1.5 hours total. **Due to the high volume of cars on weekends, please allow for an extra hour to get through the park.
Please note: There is ongoing construction to widen Lake Ridge Pkwy from 4 lanes to 6 lanes. Because of the construction, Lake Ridge Pwky is down to 2 lanes from Camp Wisdom to the Lynn Creek Marina. When planning your visit to Prairie Lights, you may want to consider that the highest volume of traffic occurs on the weekends and during the weeks surrounding Christmas. We thank you for your patience and hope that your visit to Prairie Lights is an enjoyable experience for you, your family and friends.

 

Do you accept credit cards?

Yes, we accept Visa and Mastercard at the front gate and inside the tent at Holiday Village.

 

Is the park wide enough for a Bus?

Absolutely! Bus traffic is welcome. We can accommodate anything up to a large 56 passenger commercial bus. That includes motor homes and RV’s (recreational vehicles.)

 

Is Santa really there every night through Dec 23?

Yes, Santa will be there every night through Dec. 23 listening to holiday wishes and taking pictures with the kids for an additional fee. On Dec. 24 Santa must return to the North Pole to pick up all the presents and deliver them to homes all around the world.

 

How many people can be in one vehicle?

The more the merrier…up to a point! The regular entrance fee covers up to eight people in your vehicle. Buses, limos and RVs cost a little more. For the safety of you and your passengers, we do not allow vehicles to tow trailers carrying people through the park (like a “hayride”).

 

Are the rides in Holiday Village free?

Yes. All rides like the carousel, and carnival rides are included in the price of vehicle admission.

 

What time does the Laser Light Show begin?

The Indoor Laser Light Show begins at 7:00 p.m. and repeats every 45 minutes until closing.

 

Are restrooms available?

Yes. All restrooms are at Holiday Village in front and behind the big white tent. The other restroom buildings throughout the park will be closed.

 

Can I stop and take pictures by the light displays?

No. Please do not get out of your car in the middle of the drive. Not only is traffic a danger, the guide wires that support the displays and they are nearly invisible in the dark and hurt like heck when you trip over them. We do have photo opportunities in Holiday Village that are safe and better lit for photography.

 

Should I turn out my headlights as I drive through the park?

Yes. The path will be clearly marked with Christmas lights, cones, and lighted indicators. With headlights off, the experience is much more enjoyable, especially for the people in front of you. We do realize that not all vehicles are able to switch off their headlights, but if you can, please do so.