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New drive-thru 'holiday light spectacular' to debut in 3 North Texas cities

New 'holiday light spectacular' to debut in 3 North Texas cities

Radiance Holiday Lights Spectacular
There'll be 160 feet of animated RGB light tunnels. Photo courtesy of Radiance

A new holiday lights event is on its way to brighten up 2020 for North Texas. "Radiance! A Holiday Light Spectacular" flicks on in Frisco, Weatherford, and Decatur on November 11 and runs through January 3.

A production of the Peerless Production Group, Radiance will be a drive-thru lights experience that is more than a mile long and takes 20 to 30 minutes to complete, according to a release. Visitors can tune their car radios to a special station that will play coordinating holiday tunes as they meander through the light displays on each side of the car and through 160 feet of animated RGB light tunnels.

Festive food and beverages, including hot chocolate and holiday cookies, will be available for purchase without leaving the car. So the whole thing promises to be not only a holly jolly-good time, but a socially distanced one, too.

“Just in the 'St. Nick' of time — gather your family and friends to marvel at 2 million lights, animated to the tunes of your favorite holiday classics all from the safety and comfort of your car,” says PPG founder and CEO Bryan Lank in the release. “It has been a challenging year, and we can all use a little Christmas magic to brighten our lives. We want to bring Christmas to North Texas early this year with not just one, but three drive-through, COVID-safe, family-friendly light show spectaculars.”

Strict health and safety protocols will be in place, the company adds.

Names and locations of the events will be:

  • Radiance! Frisco at Dr Pepper Ballpark, 7300 Roughriders Tr., Frisco
  • Radiance! at the Ranch at Parker County Sheriff’s Posse, 2251 Mineral Wells Hwy., Weatherford
  • Radiance! Decatur at Reunion Grounds, Joe Wheeler Park, 3101 FM 51, Decatur

General admission tickets are $30 per vehicle. VIP tickets, $50 per vehicle, include hot chocolate for each guest in the car, special Magic Light Glasses for each child, and a dedicated VIP lane, which reduces wait time on busier days. 

Cars, SUVs, and trucks are permitted, but limousines, buses, RVs, and any vehicle with a trailer are not allowed, they say.

Tickets go on sale Thursday, October 22, on the event's website.

Radiance is the second new DFW holiday lights event unveiled in recent weeks. An immersive experience called Luminova Holidays promises millions of twinkling lights, an outdoor ice rink, and larger-than-life displays in and around Arlington's Globe Life Field.

Other popular yuletide events, including Arlington's Texas Christkindl Market, are going virtual this year.