Immerse Yourself in Lights at Amaze Light Festival in Rosemont

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Be prepared to walk into the most concentrated space with lights you’ve ever seen! Amaze Light Festival just opened at Impact Field in Rosemont and runs through December 2021. They covered the entire baseball field with flooring (see if you can find the pitchers mound!), then set up lit wonderlands with all different themes that you can wander through. There isn’t a set flow, so you make your own path and stop along the way to take photos and marvel at the structures.

We were invited to Amaze Light Festival and write about our experience. All opinions are my own.

The different themes include the North Pole, Whimsical Forest, Storybook Village, Sparky’s Land of Sweets, and Deck the Halls. There is a trackless train for all ages that makes loops through the lights called the Arctic Express.

Every half hour animated lights dance and sing to holiday music. It was fun to see the lights change with the beat of the music. We also thought the panels of lights throughout the festival make a good backdrop for selfies!

There are two mascots for Amaze Light Festival, Zing and Sparky, who walk around so you can take photos with them. Sparky is pictured below.

Santa’s Workshop

Don’t miss Santa’s Workshop in the tent next to Leinie Lodge! Play with giant Light Brites and write a letter to Santa, then put it in the huge mailbox. After writing letters to Santa, staff members direct you down to the field-level suite which is decked out with elves and animatronic reindeer. You can visit with Santa and take pictures there.

Food and Drinks

There are many options to choose from if you are looking for dinner, a snack, and/or a drink. When we were there, they sold out of hamburgers, so the sooner you head over there, the better. You can purchase food at the concession stand or at one of the many booths set up along the side. There is also a candy shop in the white tent near the exit.

Tubing at Amaze Light Festival

Tubing is an add-on at Amaze Light Festival and is a one-story hill with refrigerated ice, so it’s operational no matter what temperature it is outside. The initial slope is fast, then transitions to carpet to create friction and slow you down. After waiting in line, you grab a tube and carry it up with you to slide down. Unlimited tubing is $20 per person in addition to general admission.

Tickets and Pricing

General admission is $23 for ages 13 years old and up and $18 for children 2-12 years old. Children under 2 years old are free. Tubing is an add-on at $20 per person for unlimited rides. Time slots are three hours long and you can buy tickets online or at the door.

Please note that general admission tickets are sold at the entrance, but tubing wristbands are sold at Guest Services. We assumed this area was closer to the tubing hills, but it’s actually on the opposite side. If you know you want to tube, we suggest you purchase those wristbands (or pick them up if you prepaid) right when you get there because Guest Services is next to the concessions area by the entrance.

Special Needs Accommodations

If you need a break from the crowd, you can sit in the stadium seats for a break. There are definitely plenty of seats, so you can get some space and time away from the sensory overload. The main entrance to the decked-out field is down all the shallow steps of the stadium, but if you can’t do stairs, look for the red Leinenkugel sign and you’ll find an elevator to take you down.

Parking

Impact Field has a parking garage, which makes it easier. It’s conveniently located and costs $5 cash or credit. Although we would caution you to be prepared to wait in line, we didn’t have a problem finding a space once we were in the garage.

Amaze Light Festival at Impact Field
9850 Balmoral Avenue
Rosemont, IL 60018

Looking for more holiday lights? You will not want to miss our guide to the Best Christmas Lights and Holiday Light Shows in Chicago’s Suburbs with a lights map, self-led holiday light tour routes, and details on every light display!

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