Tips for Visiting the 2020 Prairie Lights -- A Drive-Through Holiday Extravaganza in Grand Prairie, TX! #GoGrandGP #visitgrandprairie ~ Dallas Mom Blog and Fort Worth Mom Blogger: Trendy Mom Reviews
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Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Tips for Visiting the 2020 Prairie Lights -- A Drive-Through Holiday Extravaganza in Grand Prairie, TX! #GoGrandGP #visitgrandprairie

Thank you to the Prairie Lights team for hosting us to visit on media night.

If you follow regularly, you may know that one of our annual holiday traditions includes a visit to Prairie Lights in Grand Prairie, TX.  Their fabulous team pivoted to create an experience that respects social distancing this year. The beautiful event is a drive through experience that mesmerized my entire family. You stay in your car to drive through the holiday lights and optionally pick up food along the way. In today's post, I'll share tips for you to visit the 2020 Prairie Lights in Grand Prairie, TX!

Let's start with the basics:

  • What: Prairie Lights Holiday Lights
  • Where: 5610 Lynn Creek Parkway. Driving directions may be found here
  • When: November 25, 2020 to December 31, 2020
  • Tickets: Buy tickets in advance on the Prairie Lights website here

Tips for Visiting the 2020 Prairie Lights in Grand Prairie, TX -- A Drive-Through Holiday Extravaganza! 

1. Dress for the occasion. 

Let your children wear their coziest pajamas and bring blankets and stuffed animals for the cozy event since you will stay in the car and may want to take selfies! My boys brought their loves - Churro and Cocoa.  Their little longhorns are like family members and wanted to see the holiday lights too!

2. Buy tickets asap for a time slot that is early on a non-peak evening. 

Traffic may buildup throughout the evening, especially at peak times like Thanksgiving day.  I think that it's definitely worth the wait if there happens to be traffic, but buying tickets for non-holiday weeknights for the earliest time slots in the evening is usually your best bet. (Keep in mind that when I share this advice, I'm an early bird who typically wakes up around 5:30am and also the kind of person who takes 7 or 8am doctor's appointments in order to minimize the chances of long waits!)

3. Follow the signs that suggest turning off your lights when you enter the park.

You'll see signs that recommend turning your lights off once you enter the park. Don't forget to turn them back on when you exit! 

4. Set your radio to 98.7 KLUV (the Prairie Lights radio partner) or bring your holiday playlist.

Holiday music adds to the experience! We tune in to 98.7 KLUV, but you are also welcome to bring your own holiday playlist!

5. Note that restroom facilities are located 3/4 of the way along your route.

Look for the restroom facilities near the drive-through concession tent. There is a large parking lot and yellow signage. While the time may vary based on when you visit and your personal preferences, it took us approximately 30 minutes to reach the bathroom area.  

6. Check out the snack menu in advance.

You are welcome to bring food and drink with you, but they also have snacks available for purchase. Check out the menu here.

7. Keep in mind that the event is still on even if it rains!

They will only shut down if the weather is severe enough to post a safety hazard. A little rain won't shut down the event!

8. Don't get out of your car.

You are welcome to take photos in your car, but are not supposed to get out of your car during the event.  You don't want to slow down the experience for others or cause a safety hazard. Your in-vehicle photos from this year will be fantastic because they reflect the unique 2020 year that we all experienced together with our families.  I always joke to my family that I wouldn't want to quarantine with anyone else, so the in-vehicle photos are perfect this year!

9. Take masks in case you wind your windows down to talk to someone or need to use a bathroom.

While the event is essentially an in-vehicle event, we recommend taking a mask because you will need to show your ticket and may possibly need to use the bathroom.

10. Check out the 2020 Prairie Lights FAQ.

The Prairie Lights team wants you to have a fabulous experience. Check out their FAQ page that answers many common questions.

We hope that you have the opportunity to visit the 2020 Prairie Lights event. The City of Grand Prairie deserves accolades for this fantastic and memorable event! We will always treasure the memories from our visit!

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