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Fantasy of Lights
THE BIG FRESNO FAIR PRESENTS A HOLIDAY FANTASY OF LIGHTS SHOW
DATE: DECEMBER 3 - DECEMBER 23
Special Walk Nights: December 4 & 15*
TIME: 5:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M.
On Walk Nights, Entrance Gate Closes at 8:30 p.m.
TICKET PRICES (Per vehicle):
Weekdays (Mon-Thurs) - $20
Weekends (Fri-Sun) - $25
*Walk nights are still cost per vehicle
Join us for a little holiday cheer to close out the year at The Big Fresno Fair’s Holiday Fantasy of Lights Show December 3 – December 23. Drive through a Winter Wonderland of 450 holiday light displays while enjoying Christmas music, hot cocoa and more! New this year, there will be TWO special walk nights happening Saturday, December 4 and Wednesday, December 15 with visits from Santa and Mrs. Claus! The perfect experience to get you, your family and friends into that festive spirit!
Purchase tickets online, at the Fair's Box Office Monday - Thursday from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. or at the gate (cash only).
* IMPORTANT WALK NIGHT DETAILS *
Entrance gate closes at 8:30 p.m.
Masks are strongly recommended
Attendees must stay on the walk paths
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You have questions? We have answers!
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Q. Where is the Fantasy of Lights located?
A. The Fair’s Holiday Fantasy of Lights takes place throughout the Fresno Fairgrounds. The entrance is on Kings Canyon Ave. Be on the lookout for signage to guide you to the entry!
Q. How long does it run?
A. The Fair’s Holiday Fantasy of Lights opens December 3, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. and ends December 23 at 9:00 p.m.
Q. What time does it start?
A. Gates will open at 4:00 p.m. to allow cars to begin lining up. The drive-thru begins at 5:00 p.m. and gates will close at 9:00 p.m.
Q. How long is the drive-thru?
A. The drive-thru portion of Holiday Fantasy of Lights will take up to 20 minutes complete. There is the option to get food prior to entering the Holiday Light Show.
Q. Is it family/kid friendly?
A. Yes, absolutely! This is an all ages, family-friendly event! All people, young and young at heart, are welcome and encouraged to join.
Q. How many people are allowed in one vehicle?
A. As many as are legally allowed in the vehicle with proper seatbelts as required by law.
Q. Is there a limit on the size of a vehicle that enters?
A. No vehicles exceeding 20 ft. in length are allowed. This includes RV’s, commercial vehicles or buses/party buses. Holiday Fantasy of Lights will allow limousines, however! As a reminder, alcohol is not permitted while attending Holiday Fantasy of Lights.
Q. Is there a vehicle clearance?
A. There is a 16 feet clearance.
Q. Can we attend on bicycle or walk-through?
A. New this year, there will be two special walk nights happening Saturday, December 4 and Wednesday, December 15. Sorry but bicycles will not be permitted during the walk or drive nights.
Q. Do we have to stay in our cars?
A. Yes. This is a drive-thru only event and you must remain in your car. The only nights you will be able to walk are during the special walk nights, which are Saturday, December 4 and Wednesday, December 15.
Q. What is the speed limit?
A. The pace of the drive-thru will be SLOW. Drive safely!
Q. I don’t drive! How can I attend?
A. We encourage you to join us for our two special walk nights happening Saturday, December 4 and Wednesday, December 15! If you are unable to attend the walk nights, we recommend finding a friend or family member to go with, or we welcome metro mobility vehicles.
Q. What can we bring?
A. Bring your friends and family, a camera and a smile! ☺
Q. What can’t we bring?
A. The Big Fresno Fair does not permit the following on the premises: Illegal substances, alcohol, firearms, weapon of any sort, fireworks, drones, bikes/skateboards/skates. All other items may be refused at the discretion of the Fresno Police Department or event staff.
Q. Are pets allowed?
A. Pets are allowed in your car but not on the walk. Please keep in mind that Holiday Fantasy of Lights features flashes of lights that may bother them and there is not a designated pet relief area at Holiday Fantasy of Lights. Pets are not allowed outside your vehicle at Holiday Fantasy of Lights.
Q. What about service animals?
A. Service animals are allowed. There is not a designated pet relief area at Holiday Fantasy of Lights. Pets are not allowed outside your vehicle at Holiday Fantasy of Lights.
Q. What about smoking?
A. Smoking or vaping is not permitted at Holiday Fantasy of Lights.
Q. Are bathrooms available?
A. Yes, restrooms are available at the entrance of Holiday Fantasy of Lights prior to entering the grounds for your drive. There will also be restrooms available in the Jr. Exhibits near the Butler entrance.
Q. Are you serving food and drinks?
A. Yes. There will be a variety of Fair food vendors , as well as local food trucks on site for you purchase some snacks before you begin your drive-thru.
Q. Will there be alcohol?
A. No alcohol will be sold at this event and it is not permitted at Holiday Fantasy of Lights.
Q. What kind of payment is accepted for food and drink items?
A. Cashless payment is preferred, but cash will also be accepted.
Q. What time do food vendors close?
A. Gates close at 9:00 p.m. daily and food vendors will close when the last car begins the drive.
Q. Do we have to stay in our car to eat?
A. Yes. This is a drive-thru only event (with the exception of the two walk nights). You will purchase your food and drinks from your vehicle and then must remain in your vehicle for the duration of your time at Holiday Fantasy of Lights.
Q. How much does it cost?
A. When you purchase before December 1, tickets are just $18. After December 1, price per vehicle is $20.00 on weeknights (Mon - Thurs) and $25.00 on weekends (Fri, Sat, Sun). Please note that there is an online ticketing fee. We encourage everyone to purchase tickets in advance. Tickets purchased at the Gate (cash only).
Q. Will I have to pay for walk nights too?
A. Yes you will need to pay for both drive nights or walk nights. The pricing will remain the same, which will be per vehicle for that day. For example, if you go on a Friday with 4 people in your car, the price will still be $25 per vehicle.
Q. What types of payment are accepted?
A. On-line tickets may be purchased at
. Visa and Mastercard are accepted. Our Box Office will be open Monday – Thursday from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. for cash and credit card sales. Cash only will be taken onsite at the entrance to the event.
Q. Is there a discount for Seniors or Children?
A. The price for a ticket to Holiday Fantasy of Lights is by car, regardless of the occupants.
Q. Where do I get tickets?
A. Tickets are sold in advance at
. They are also available at our Box Office located at 1121 S. Chance Ave., Fresno, CA 93702. It will be open Monday – Thursday from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Tickets will be sold on site at the entrance to the event, as well. Tickets at the gate are CASH ONLY. To help keep things flowing as smoothly as possible, we do encourage you to purchase your tickets in advance.
Q. Can I buy/gift tickets for someone else?
A. Yes! All tickets are barcoded and scannable and are transferable. However, they are only able to be used once.
Q. What about bad weather?
A. This event happens rain or shine - for either of the walk nights or drive-thru nights. If you elect to not attend on the night planned, not a problem. Tickets can be used any one-time Mon - Thurs or Fri - Sun, dependent upon what type of ticket was purchased.
Q. What do I need to check-in?
A. Your ticket or print-at-home ticket will be scanned when you pull in.
Q. Does each occupant need a ticket?
A. No. Only one ticket is required per vehicle of attendees.
Q. I bought tickets online but they haven’t been sent to me or I can’t find them! Help!
A. Please first check your Spam folder. If you still can’t find it, please contact
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