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Festival of Lights
December 9, 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
An event every day that begins at 5:00 pm, repeating until December 26, 2019
One of the largest free outdoor drive-through holiday light displays in Northern Illinois, the Aurora Festival of Lights, returns for its 13th year in 2019 with even more dazzling displays that will delight both adults and children.
Presented in partnership between the Rotary Club of Aurora and the City of Aurora, this signature winter event is a drive through of more than one mile of spectacular lighted displays at Phillips Park, 1000 Ray Moses Drive, Aurora, IL 60505. We have new displays every year – come see the new dancing arcs and the expanded Ice Rink. You will also enjoy Santa’s Toy Factory, Old Man Winter, elves and reindeer, holiday trains, gigantic snowflakes, beautiful lighted swags on the fence line surrounding the zoo and other seasonal favorites.
Last year we had over 30,000 cars visit the four-week event. The festival is free, but the Rotary Club does accept donations that benefit local charities.
This FREE drive-through light show is open every night from the day after Thanksgiving through the day after Christmas.
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