Think of all the best things about Christmas and you can find them at the Dickinson Festival of Lights. Pretty lights, fun people, and a sense of community. Those are just a few things you can expect to see at this glittering park.
This walk-through event will show you tons of dazzling attractions put together by various members of the Dickinson community to celebrate the holiday season. It’s completely free of charge, so you know they just did this for the love of Christmas.
If you want to start your Christmas celebrations early, you better check out the Dickinson lights.
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Dickinson Festival of Lights – History
Before the grand celebration, it is today, the Dickinson Festival of Lights was just an idea between two neighbors.
In 1998, soon after the idea began, John Montgomery and Robert Morgan started thinking up images, which then became steel shapes and objects wrapped with stunning lights.
At first, the festival had 100,000 lights and took up the triangle of the property where the Gazebo sits at HWY 3 and 44th Street. Then, because of the booming popularity, the Festival of Lights moved to Paul Hopkins Park. This gave room for more displays and more people to visit.
John and Robert just wanted to make a family-oriented event that would make people feel the holiday spirit. But they left a beautiful legacy for the community.
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25th Annual Dickinson Festival of Lights – What to Expect for 2022
The Dickinson Christmas Lights is a grand ol’ time for the whole family!
Let your creativity run wild (and fill their tummies) at the Cookie Factory. For just $1, you can decorate your own cookie! Even the kids can have a go at designing and eating their creations.
Once your one-of-a-kind cookie taps your hunger, line up at the concession stand to get your fill of soft drinks, coffee, hot cocoa, popcorn, and more! With food items just $1 to $4, you can buy so much.
If the food there isn’t enough, you can explore some of the local dining while walking around the Festival of Lights in Dickinson.
And it won’t be Christmas without Santa. From 6 pm to 8 pm on certain dates, you and/or your kiddies can meet the jolly man in red. You can pay $5 to have your picture taken. But if you brought your own camera, you can get your photos for free.
You won’t go home empty-handed when you drop by the Blinky Hut. It’s filled to the brim with things that– you guessed it– flash and blink. And all items are between $1 and $5!
Dickinson Festival of Lights 2022 – Schedule
If you want to check out the Festival of Lights in Dickinson, TX, it’s open nightly from November 26 to December 30, from 6 pm to 8:30 pm.
However, this event and venue will be closed on December 24 and 25.
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Dickinson Festival of Lights 2022 – Location and Shuttle Service
Feel the wonder of Christmas through the Dickinson Lights at Paul Hopkins Park, 1000 FM517, Dickinson, TX 77539.
Admission and parking are free. If you brought a car, you can park at the Shrine of the True Cross Catholic Church. It’s at Exit 19 (HWY-517). Just head east and the Church will be a block down on the right.
If you don’t have a car, shuttle services are available. The last inbound shuttle bus runs at 8:30 pm and outbound shuttles run until the park is empty.
For additional information, check out the official website for the Dickinson Festival of Lights!
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