Reliant Lights Your Holidays

New Dallas holiday tradition blankets Arts District with lights and snow

New holiday tradition blankets Arts District with lights and snow

Winspear Opera House in Dallas Arts District
The already colorful Winspear Opera House will become even more so when adorned with miles of holiday lights. Photo by Tim Hursley
Jack Ingram
Country singer Jack Ingram will headline the entertainment at the first-ever Reliant Lights Your Holidays at the AT&T Performing Arts Center. Jack Ingram/Facebook
Winspear Opera House in Dallas Arts District
Jack Ingram

UPDATE: Due to the possibility of inclement weather, Reliant Lights Your Holidays has been rescheduled for Friday, December 13. While the lighting and snow park will continue as promised, some of the entertainers may not be able to perform.


Because you can never have enough lights during the holiday season, the AT&T Performing Arts Center will put on the first-ever Reliant Lights Your Holidays on Friday, December 6, with more than six-and-a-half miles of holiday lights as well as live music, zoo animals and manufactured snow.

The lighting event, taking place in Sammons Park, is the first in a three-year partnership with Reliant Energy, and it will be about much more than just lights. Heading up the entertainment will be country singer Jack Ingram, a Texas original known for songs like "Wherever You Are" and "Barefoot and Crazy."

The center will also bring in 2,400 cubic feet of snow and dump it on top of the reflecting pool to create a winter wonderland for kids — and maybe adults — to play in. There will also be performances by the Dallas Symphony Orchestra Brass Quintet and characters from the Dallas Theater Center’s production of A Christmas Carol, who will sing holiday tunes.

Additionally, there will be animals from the Dallas Zoo on hand and a photo scene using the Winspear Opera House as a backdrop that will remain up throughout the holidays. As if that wasn't enough, the event will end with the largest fireworks display ever held at the center.

The entire event will last about two hours, allowing visitors plenty of time to catch performances around the Dallas Arts District, including A Christmas Carol at Wyly Theatre, Dallas Ballet Theater's The Nutcracker at the Winspear and Dallas Symphony Orchestra's Christmas Celebration at Meyerson Symphony Center.