06:00 PM until 10:00 PM
LocationLynn Creek Park at Joe Pool Lake View map
5610 Lake Ridge Parkway,
Grand Prairie, TX, 75052
- Website: https://prairielights.org
- Line/Box Office Phone: 972/237-4569
- Cost: $30 per vehicle (up to 8 people per vehicle). $99 for Fast Pass. Additional fees for limos, shuttles and commercial vehicles.
- Ages: All ages
Presented by the City of Grand Prairie Parks, Arts, and Recreation Department, the annual Prairie Lights reopens for its 15th year–and with almost no adjustments required for park visitors thanks to the event’s already socially-distanced structure.
Open nightly from Thanksgiving through New Year’s Eve and located along the shores of Joe Pool Lake, Prairie Lights is a two-mile, drive-through holiday park experience that showcases a stunning display of more than five million lights arranged in hundreds of festive holiday scenes throughout the park.
While the park’s out-of-car experience (the Holiday Village) will not open this year due to pandemic considerations, the event will feature a new drive-through concession option; and one of the most famous light installations—the animated grand-finale tunnel—will once again be in place to delight visitors as they make their exit from the park.
Pre-purchase of online tickets is highly recommended, both in consideration of minimizing “touch” and in keeping park admission lines moving as quickly as possible. Drive-through concessions will be available via card purchase only (no cash).
Allow plenty of time to fully enjoy the park—at least 45 minutes on slower nights, and up to three hours on holidays and weekends. Longer wait times are also anticipated once schools dismiss for winter break.
Guests are encouraged to have masks on hand for possible interactions with park staff at the entrance gate or at the park’s public restroom area.
Since Santa is practicing social distancing, he won’t be able to make his annual visit to the Prairie Lights Holiday Village—however, he will be offering virtual greetings via personalized video messages sponsored by the Grand Prairie Chamber of Commerce and available after Nov. 1 via the Prairie Lights website.