Every year we head down to Spanish Fork for the city’s Festival of Lights. This is one of our traditions to kick off the holiday season for Christmas lights, and Dad’s family has been going there every Christmas season for a long time. The cost for the Spanish Fork Festival of Lights is per car and they have fun light displays to drive past.
Festival of Lights has some really fun scenes with dinosaurs, cowboys, toys, and a Nativity. They always have Christmas music playing on 99.7 FM for you to listen to as you drive through the park. These lights aren’t timed to the music, but it provides a nice background. We love going to the Spanish Fork Festival of Lights because it is a great deal for families and our young kids enjoy these fun light displays.
The Festival of Lights are all stationary lights. Our kids love the ones that “move.” They don’t dance the same way that some lights do to the music, but the scene moves through different parts of the lights. There is a ski jumper jumping off the jump or a frog catching a fly and a candy cane making machine.
The entire park is full of lights. You drive through in a large loop so you can see all of the different lights. There are a few different tunnels of lights to drive through, too. This display of lights has been going on for over 30 years!!
The line can get pretty busy to drive through, so we recommend going on a weekday if possible, and the earlier in the season and the evening the better. Make sure to check out our directions since they have moved the traffic flow.
The best part about this light show is that it is only $10 (2023 pricing). Festival of Lights is a little more affordable than some of the other bigger displays. But if you are looking for more Christmas light ideas, visit our Christmas Activities post where we list as many displays as we can.
To get to the Spanish Fork Festival of Lights, take 1-15 to the Highway 6 exit. Head East toward the canyon and follow the signs for the lights. You will turn right on Spanish Fork Parkway, and then turn left onto Canyon Rd. Follow this road (and the millions of signs) over toe Powerhouse road and take a right to head to the entrance. You can find information about this event at the Spanish Fork City website. This site has directions, dates & times, and some photos of the lights.
Information for 2024
Beginning in 2024, the Festival of Lights will be doing advanced online ticket reservations. They are hoping it will help with traffic and allow more visitors. For more information and to get on the email list for when tickets go on sale, check out this link: 2024 Festival of Lights.