2023 Aurora Festival of Lights

Aurora Festival of Lights 2022

A mile of sparking lights! A month of magical nights!  

The Aurora Festival of Lights –the largest free outdoor drive-through holiday light display in the region - returns for its 17th year with dazzling displays and merry music that will delight children and adults. 

The Aurora Festival of Lights opens on Saturday, November 25, and runs through Monday, 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 below. 

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.Book Now Opens in new window

MAKE A DONATION: Support Aurora Youth Programs and Non-Profits

The Aurora Festival of Lights is a free amenity provided to the community for the past 16 years.   

While admission will remain free, free-will donations are accepted at the end of the route to support non-profit organizations and youth programs in the City of Aurora. 


SERVE THE COMMUNITY: Volunteer and Sponsorship Opportunities Available

Volunteer opportunities are available to groups in Aurora who can staff the event on available evenings.  Volunteers will greet visitors, distribute information and collection free-will donations.

Sponsorship opportunities are available to businesses, organizations and individuals who would like to support the Aurora Festival of Lights and have visibility to the 50,000+ cars expected this year. 

Email [email protected] for volunteer and/or sponsorship opportunities.