Sponsored by the


Dian Graves Owen Foundation

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

Friday – Sunday,
November 27 – December 13

The week of Christmas, December 18 – 23
Final night – December 26

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

Bring on the joy! Bring on the cheer!

The United Way of Abilene and Christmas Décor by Lone Star Electric along with over 1400 volunteers want to thank the Big Country for making the inaugural Winter Lightfest a huge success!

In the 19 nights that the park was open 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 will provide over $150,000 in direct support to our 27 partner agencies that make West Texas such an amazing place to live! Look for Winter Lightfest 2020 updates on our website or ‘like’ our Facebook page United Way of Abilene and Winter Lightfest 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.

*NEW LOCATION* We are thrilled to announce, we have a new home! The Winter Lightfest trail is a ¾ mile walking trail with iconic displays and breathtaking light features in beautiful Centennial Park in Abilene, Texas. Centennial Park is located on East South 27th Street between Maple Street and Oldham Lane.

Bundle up and enjoy the beautiful nature in Centennial Park 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. Listen to the joyful sounds of local choirs and music groups as you travel the trail. Don’t forget to bring your camera to capture your family at our several photo ops.

Winter Lightfest will be open Friday through Sunday starting November 27 through December 13, then we will open the week before Christmas from December 18-23 and for one final night on December 26. Gates open at 6:00 p.m. each night with last admission will be granted at 9:00 p.m. Gates close at 10:00 p.m.

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

Winter Lightfest pricing for adults is $10, youth up to 12th Grade with a School ID are $5, and children under 2 are always free with a ticketed adult. Special pricing of 20% off available when purchased online, in advance for groups of 20+.