united way of abilene

Winter lightfest

bigger, better, brighter in 2022!

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 it’s fourth year! This year, Winter Lightfest features a 3/4-mile walking path through more than 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 December 23.

Friday – Sunday
November 25-27

December 2-4
December 9-11
December 16-18

The week of Christmas
December 18 – 23

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 – 9 PM

Park closes to guests at 10 PM


Adults $12

Youth $7
2 and under – FREE

Adults $15

Youth $10

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*

Take a Ride in our Virtual Reality Sleigh *

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!”