For years I’ve intended to go to Prairie Lights at Joe Pool Lake in Grand Prairie, but somehow, I would always forget. Jailah and I went for the first time last week… And I now am certain we’ve been missing out on the most popular North Texas holiday attraction all these years!
Prairie Lights is a two-mile, drive-through holiday park experience, situated along the shores of Joe Pool Lake, that features a stunning display of more than four million lights (arranged in hundreds of scenes throughout the park) and other holiday activities.
Below I will share with you 3 reasons why you must visit Prairie Lights this winter!
Fun for the Whole Family
There’ just something so magical about lights during the holidays. You will fall in love with each display throughout the park. You will find displays in shapes of all kinds. They line and arch over your route throughout the two-mile-long park experience. This is such an amazing place to go visit altogether and make new traditions with the whole family. Whether you have small kids or big ones you all can get cozy in the car. Turn on the heater, tune your radio to some Christmas music, and windows down to enjoy this magical experience.
To be honest, I thought that I would drive through the lights and that was all there was to do here. I was really surprised when halfway through the drive we came across the Holiday Village. This is an out-of-car experience. We got to enjoy carnival rides and shopping, as well as hot cocoa, funnel cakes and corn dogs.
-Out of Car attractions-
-Holiday Dreams: A laser show that’s part of the Holiday Village experience. Included in the cost of admission.
-Holiday Magic Lighted Walk-Thru Forest: Stroll through an enchanting forest of thousands of lights depicting Christmas scenes from around the world. Included in the cost of admission.
-Photos with Santa: Santa will be at the Holiday Village every night through Dec. 23, listening to holiday wishes and taking pictures with kids of all ages. Pricing begins at $15.
Did I mention one of the main reasons I loveeeeed Prairie Lights was because it’s so budget-friendly for us Single moms? And everyone really!
The admission is $45 per car (up to eight people). This works perfectly fine for most families. You can also split payment if you have multiple families riding together in one car, as long as it’s up to 8 people in the vehicle.
A Fast Pass (line jump pass) is available for $129. Additional fees apply for limos, shuttles, and commercial vehicles. Find out more here.
Once you’ve had all the snacks and amazing time taking pictures and ready to head out, the second half of the drive ends with an amazing, light tunnel. Be sure to TAKE YOUR TIME!
It’s definitely a perfect way to end your Holiday Lights Experience at the Prairie Lights!
Allow plenty of time (at least 45 minutes on slower nights, and up to three hours on high traffic nights) to fully enjoy the park, especially on holidays and weekends. Longer wait times are particularly anticipated from 12/13 – 12/25. I will highly suggest to PRE-PURCHASE your tickets online
Also, don’t forget to follow Prairie Lights on social media for special offers and weather announcements.
If you decide to go and experience this magical attraction, please tag me on IG! I would love to see!
I was hosted at Prairie Lights in exchange for media coverage. All opinions and thoughts are my own.