GRAND PRAIRIE - North Texans are making plans to visit one of the biggest holiday light displays in the country and it’s right in their backyard.
“Prairie Lights” in Lynn Creek Park in Grand Prairie is now open seven days a week, and Tuesday morning News 8 had the chance to take a closer look. The drive-through light display stretches two miles and includes four million lights ranging in Christmas, Hanukkah and New Year's themes.
There's also an area near the Holiday Village where you can get out of your car and walk through a lighted forest. The variety of lights and the new additions year after year are a few reasons city officials told News 8 the event is a big hit.
"I think that everybody becomes a kid at Christmas time,” said Beverly Grogan, with the City of Grand Prairie. “So, lights and the beauty of lights and the beauty of Lynn Creek Park all combine to be filled with surprises and the wonder of Christmas."
This is the first year Prairie Lights is a “green” event, which means Gexa Energy (the event sponsor) buys renewable energy credits equal to the amount of electricity used throughout the event.
Prairie Lights is located at 5700 Lake Ridge Parkway on Lake Joe Pool. It runs through December 31.
Sunday-Thursday (non-holidays) 6-9 p.m.
Fridays-Saturdays (and holidays) 6-10 p.m.
Non-holiday Monday through Thursday - $20 per car
Holidays and Friday through Sunday - $30 per car