2022 Winter Lightfest

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2022 Winter Lightfest

Winter Lightfest is a 3/4-mile paved walking path with iconic displays and over 2 million lights in Abilene, TX. www.winterlightfest.com

When and where

Date and time


Winter Lightfest 2250 E.N. 10th Street Abilene, TX 79601

Map and directions

How to get there

Refund Policy

No Refunds

About this event

  • 28 days 3 hours
  • Mobile eTicket

When is Winter Lightfest?

Winter Lightfest, presented by Christmas Decor, is returning for its fourth season! The park is open to the public for 17 nights from Friday, November 25, through Friday, December 23.

The park is open the following 17 nights: Admission is granted from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m., and the park closes nightly at 10:00 p.m. You must arrive before 9:00 p.m. to gain admittance:

• Friday - Sunday, November 25 -27,

• Friday - Sunday, December 2-4,

• Friday - Sunday, December 9-11,

• Friday - Sunday, December 16-18, and

• The week of Christmas - December 19 - 23

Except for the week of Christmas, Winter Lightfest is not open to the public Monday - Thursday.

We host private events throughout the week, but those events have specific tickets and alternate hours. For information about reserving the park, contact WLF@unitedwayabilene.org.

What is Winter Lightfest?

Winter Lightfest is a 3/4-mile paved walking path with iconic displays and breathtaking light features. Located at 2250 EN 10th, Winter Lightfest is just south of 1-20 (exit 290) off loop 322. Bundle up and enjoy the beautiful nature as you stroll through thousands of twinkling lights and breathtaking animated displays! Each night, Winter Lightfest is proud to have several of Abilene’s most popular food trucks, Santa, S’mores, a Virtual Reality Sleigh Ride, and several more activities for your family to enjoy (additional purchases may be required).

Winter Lightfest Pricing

Tickets purchased in advance may be used any of the 17 nights Winter Lightfest is open unless otherwise specified. Tickets are single-use only.

  • Adults: $12 advance purchase* | $15 at the gate
  • Youth (ages 3 – 18) $7 advance purchase* | $10 at the gate
  • Chauffeured Accessibility Ride is $20 (Sunday nights only, limited seating available. Departs at 5:45 p.m.)
  • Children under 3 are always free with a ticketed adult.
  • Group Rate - Special pricing of 20% off is available for groups of 20+ for online, advance purchase only. Groups will pay individual rates at the gate if not purchased in advance.

*advance credit card transactions are subject to additional processing fees not included in the prices above.

Where is Winter Lightfest?

Winter Lightfest is located at 2250 EN 10th Street, in Abilene, TX, 79601.

From 1-20, take exit 290 and turn south onto loop 322. Turn right onto EN 10th (you'll want to be in the right lane when you pull onto loop 322. We are just down EN 10th on the right.

From South Abilene, take loop 322 North toward 1-20. Turn left onto EN 10th Street just before you reach I-20 (this is a left exit).

Parking Information?

The parking lot opens at 5:30 p.m. For safety purposes, we encourage everyone to enter from loop 322 (see winterlightfest.com for a map and details).

Vehicles providing transportation to or from the event must arrive before 9:00 p.m. Entry to the park closes at 9:00 p.m., and the lights go out at 10:00 p.m.

What does Winter Lightfest support?

Your support of Winter Lightfest directly benefits United Way of Abilene's community investment in local non-profit programs that promote health, education, and financial stability.

Need more information?

For more information or a complete list of rules, tips, and previously asked questions, check out our FAQ page at winterlightfest.com/faq.