Brightening up Ventura’s Christmas, Holiday drive-thru ‘lights up’ the Fairgounds


Emma Ippolito, Writer

With COVID-19 numbers surging, many families are looking for safe activities to do for the holidays. Well, look no further. If you want to experience a Christmas light winter wonderland like no other then this is the activity for you. 

From storybook lane to a gangnam style dancing Santa (yes that really happens) this drive-thru light show will sure make your Christmas ‘bright.’ Viewers will encounter truly glorious scenes and even snow!

The light show takes place in the fairgrounds and will continue until Jan. 2, 2021 when Santa sadly has to return to the North Pole, so don’t wait until he’s gone! The site is open from Sunday to Friday from 5:30 p.m. until 9 p.m, except on Saturday nights where it’s open until 10 p.m.

Tickets are on sale with prices ranging from $49-$64. Here, your family can experience the holidays from the safety of your car. The adventure doesn’t include getting out of your car so all attendees can be socially-distant.

The Christmas adventure starts with a fun drive-thru of lights and color accompanied by a special Christmas music station. Viewers will drive through candy, Christmas tree lanes and so much more. There truly is something for everyone in this fun treat!

The drive consists mainly of the outside fairgrounds, and even drives through some of the garage barns used for the Ventura County Fair and other activities. There are lights, projections and even show rooms where you can experience a projection of a dancing snowman and flying reindeer.

There are over one million Christmas lights in this holiday magic extravaganza! The lights include a candy cane lane, snowflakes, dancing reindeer, snowmen, a farming Santa, a candy cane workshop, lollipops and even flamingos!

I would recommend coming to this light show because it truly will make your Christmas even more special. Even the Grinch would like this fun Christmas drive-thru! So get a cup of hot chocolate and grab the fam, because this holiday experience will surely ‘brighten’ your COVID-19 holiday!


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