This year, the 11th annual Vitruvian Lights is starting the holiday season ahead of Black Friday for the very first time in the event's history.
Where: Vitruvian Park
3966 Vitruvian Way
Addison, TX 75001
When: Saturday, Nov. 18 from 6 - 10 p.m.
The lights will be on Saturday, Nov. 18 from 6 to 11 p.m., then nightly Sunday, Nov. 19 through Monday, Jan. 1, from 5 to 11 p.m. A second special event will be held Saturday, Nov. 25 from 6 to 10 p.m.
Entrance fees: The outdoor lights display is totally free to enter!
Parking: Event parking is $15 (cash only) and available onsite in lots on Bella Lane and Ponte Avenue, as well as at the Alfred J. Loos Sports Complex, 3815 Spring Valley Road, Addison, Texas 75001.
Workers have been busy getting the lights ready for the past month in preparation for North Texas’ largest free holiday lights display. On Nov. 18. Santa will “flip the switch” at 6 p.m. to turn on more than 1.5 million sparkling LED lights wrapped around 555 trees. That means we’ll have six extra days this year to enjoy the magic of Vitruvian Lights.
During the kick-off event, around 100 talented vocalists from the Dallas-based men's choir, Vocal Majority, will provide live entertainment throughout the evening. From 6 to 10 p.m., there will also be an elf balloon artist, food trucks and vendors, free photos with Santa, live reindeer, letters to Santa, holiday characters, Mrs. Claus and more.
Another exciting event is scheduled for Nov. 25, featuring a performance by the seasoned Vitruvian Lights artist, the Jordan Kahn Orchestra. This event will encompass all the festive activities that occur during the tree-lighting ceremony that will take place from 6 to 10 p.m.
After the switch is turned on, these enchanting lights will be lit every night until Monday, Jan. 1, 2024, from 5 to 11 p.m. Visitors are invited to stroll or drive through Vitruvian Park to immerse themselves in the splendor of Vitruvian Lights, sponsored by UDR and the town of Addison.
Event parking for $15 cash only is available onsite in lots on Bella Lane and Ponte Avenue, as well as at the Alfred J. Loos Sports Complex, 3815 Spring Valley Road, Addison, Texas 75001.
This article was originally published on Nov. 7, 2023.