Dickinson Festival of Lights
Are you looking for something local and free to do with family and friends? No matter your age, young or old, The Dickinson Festival of Lights will not disappoint.
The event is held at Paul Hopkins Park with free admission, parking and shuttle service. The festival is open nightly November 24- December 23rd from 6-8:30 pm weather permitting. The last inbound shuttle bus runs at 8:30 pm, outbound shuttle runs until the park is empty.
All parking and shuttle buses are free of charge. Parking is located at Dickinson Plaza Shopping Center, Exit 19(HWY-517) I-45 feeder.
While at the park there are many fun things to do in addition to looking at the wonderful lights. There is a cookie factory where you can decorate cookies for $1.00. The blinky hut is always fun with many items that flash and blink for $1-$5.00. If you are in the mood for some hot chocolate, popcorn, candy and more check out the concession stand with items ranging from $1-$4.00. Santa will make his appearance for photo ops. Free with your camera or you can purchase a photo for $5.00. Take a look at the calendar for exact dates and times.
History of Dickinson Festival of Lights
The Festival began as an idea between two neighbors, John Montgomery and Robert Morgan in 1998. The festival began with 100,000 lights and encompassed the triangle of property where the gazebo sits at HWY 3 and 44th Street. The Festival moved to its current location in 2003 due to it’s growing popularity and the needed room for the new displays. Now on it’s 21st year, the Festival is gaining more and more visitors and guests from all areas.