united way of abilene

Winter lightfest

bigger, better, brighter in 2023!

Come celebrate with us

United Way of Abilene, in partnership with Christmas Décor by Lone Star Electric, is thrilled to bring back Winter Lightfest for its fourth year! This year, Winter Lightfest features a 3/4-mile paved walking path through nearly 3 million lights with photo ops, a virtual reality experience, Santa, hot chocolate, s’mores, and more!



Open 17 nights 

Winter Lightfest is open 17 nights starting the day after Thanksgiving through select dates in December.

Friday – Sunday
November 24-26

December 1-3
December 8-10
December 15-17
December 22 & 23
December 29 & 30

plan your visit

parking & Park Hours

Parking at Winter Lightfest is FREE!

Parking lot opens at 5:30 PM

Last entry granted at 9 PM

Guests may enter the park from
6 – 8 PM

Park closes to guests at 9 PM


Discounted Tickets Online
Adults $12

Youth $7
2 and under – FREE

At The Gate
Adults $15

Youth $10

Group Rates
For groups of 20 or more
Adults $10.80

Youth $6.30

Chauffeured Golf Cart Tours
Every Sunday night at 6:00 PM

$20 per person (up to 5 per cart)


Make S’mores by the Fire*

Take Photos with Santa*

LED Light Swings*

Enjoy the snow in Snow Flake Forest

Theme Nights every Sunday from 6:30 – 8:30 PM

*additional charge

“We had so much fun. We absolutely loved everything. It is going to be our  annual holiday event for our family, can’t wait for next year!”

“So proud of our community offering such a first class, top notch event equivalent of anything similar in the city! Way to go Abilene!”

“We thoroughly enjoy this family event!. Everyone in our family had a smile on their face!”

“You have to plan for it cold, but it was wonderful as always and has become a favorite tradition!”