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Drive through one of the largest free light shows in Northern Illinois this holiday season.

The 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, November 25, and runs through Sunday, December 25, each night from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Philips Park, 1000 Ray Moses Drive.

Admission is free, but visitors must register for an entry ticket at 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-thru 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.

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, free-will donations at the conclusion of the event provided support to dozens of non-profit and youth organizations in Aurora.

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Nov 25, 2022
5:00pm - 9:00pm

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