Winter Lightfest is BIGGER, BRIGHTER, and BETTER in 2020!

Friday – Sunday,
November 27 – December 13

The week of Christmas, December 17 – 26
Closed Christmas eve & Christmas day

Gates open at 6:00 p.m.
Last admission granted at 9:00 p.m.

Bring on the joy! Bring on the cheer!

Winter Lightfest is a partnership between United Way of Abilene and Christmas Décor by Lone Star Electric. 

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. As a result, we are pleased to announce that Winter Lightfest’s inaugural event provided over $150,000 in direct support to our 27 partner agencies that make West Texas such an amazing place to live!

In our second year, we are thrilled to announce thanks to the generosity of a local family we have a new “permanent” home at 2250 EN 10th St. in Abilene. 

Who We Are

The second annual United Way of Abilene Winter Lightfest presented by Christmas Décor and sponsored by the Dian Graves Owen Foundation promises to be BIGGER and BETTER in 2020! While several of the crowd favorites from last year are making their return, we are excited to dazzle you with new sites and sounds of the season.

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.

Your support of Winter Lightfest directly benefits United Way of Abilene’s community investment in local non-profit programs. 

Fun for the whole family!



Each night, the parking lot will open at 5:30 p.m. Ticket sales/entrance to Winter Lightfest opens at 6:00 p.m. with last entry to the parking lot at 9:00 p.m. Winter Lightfest closes at 10:00 p.m., at which point guests must exit the park. Tickets may be purchased in advance online or at the gate each night. Tickets purchased online are valid for one-time use and may be used any night that Winter Lightfest is open.

Winter Lightfest advanced ticket pricing is $10 for adults, youth up to 12th Grade with a School ID are $5, and children under 2 are always 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.

Chauffeured Golf Cart Rides (Accessibility rides) will be available for those needing assistance touring the park, and their families, on Sunday evenings from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. The price per person is $20/ea. (plus processing fee) and the ride will last approximately 30-minutes. You will need to purchase chauffeured golf cart tickets in advance (online) and reserve a seat in advance.

Groups of 20+ may enjoy 20% off the ticket price when purchasing advance tickets online.