Aurora Festival of Lights drive-thru returns for 16th year starting Nov. 25

  • In 2021, over 50,000 vehicles traveled through Aurora Festival of Lights. Donations support dozens of nonprofit and youth organizations in Aurora.

    In 2021, over 50,000 vehicles traveled through Aurora Festival of Lights. Donations support dozens of nonprofit and youth organizations in Aurora. Courtesy of City of Aurora

  • In 2021, over 50,000 vehicles traveled through Aurora Festival of Lights. Donations support dozens of nonprofit and youth organizations in Aurora.

    In 2021, over 50,000 vehicles traveled through Aurora Festival of Lights. Donations support dozens of nonprofit and youth organizations in Aurora. Courtesy of City of Aurora

 
 
Updated 11/20/2022 8:01 PM

Aurora Festival of Lights -- the largest free outdoor drive-through holiday light display in the region -- returns for its 16th year with dazzling displays and merry music that will delight children and adults.

The Aurora Festival of Lights opens on Friday, Nov. 25, and runs through Sunday, Dec. 25. It light up each night from 5 to 9 p.m. at Philips Park, 1000 Ray Moses Drive.

 

Admission is free, but visitors must register for an entry ticket at www.aurora-il.org/FestivalofLights.

Visitors will enjoy a mile of spectacular lighted displays from the comfort of the car while listening to holiday songs on a closed-circuit radio station.

This popular free holiday drive-through features crowd-favorite displays like jumping reindeer, ice skating bears, Old Man Winter, howling wolves, the holiday golfer, Santa's toy factory, and fields of gigantic snowflakes, along with new displays.

See the lighted displays from the comfort of the car while listening to holiday songs on a closed-circuit radio station.
See the lighted displays from the comfort of the car while listening to holiday songs on a closed-circuit radio station. - Courtesy of City of Aurora
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Gather the family, bundle up, jump in the car and make holiday memories.

More than 50,000 vehicles visited the festival last year, and voluntary, freewill donations at the conclusion of the event provided support to dozens of nonprofit and youth organizations in Aurora.

Groups, organizations, and businesses interested in volunteering at and/or sponsoring the Aurora Festival of Lights should contact MyAurora@aurora-il.org.

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