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Fantasy of Lights
The Big Fresno Fair's Holiday Fantasy of Lights Show presented by Valley Children's Healthcare and Outfront Media
DATE: DECEMBER 3 - JANUARY 3 (Closed Christmas Day)
TIME: 5:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M.
$20 per vehicle (Mon – Thurs)
$25 per vehicle (Fri – Sun)
AT the Gate
$25 PER VEHICLE (MON – THURS)
$30 PER VEHICLE (FRI – SUN)
Join us for a little holiday cheer to close out the year at the first-ever Big Fresno Fair’s Fantasy of Lights Show presented by Valley Children's Healthcare and Outfront Media, December 3 – January 3. Drive through a Winter Wonderland of 450 holiday light displays while enjoying Christmas music, hot cocoa and more! The perfect experience to get you, your family and friends into that festive spirit!
Don't forget, Santa Claus will be out on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. So plan accordingly if you want to see him!
Get your tickets in advance! Ticket prices go up by $5 at the gate.
Where to Buy Tickets
Weekday (Mon – Thurs)
Weekend (Fri – Sun)
NEW Fair Box Office Holiday Hours
located at 1121 S. Chance Ave. Monday – Thursday, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. (Closed Dec 24, 25, 31 and Jan 1)
At the Gate
(Please note this is CASH ONLY)
To redeem the $5 off voucher that was given at Drive-Thru Eats, you must purchase your tickets at the Box Office.
DONATE BLOOD AND SAVE MONEY AT FANTASY OF LIGHTS
Want to save on tickets? Then head to any Central California Blood Center or mobile drive from November 30 through January 1, and you’ll get a $5 off voucher good for a Holiday Fantasy of Lights Show ticket for Monday - Thursday. Not only can you save money, but you can save up to three lives with your donation and the Central California Blood Center is in dire need of blood this holiday season! To find out where to donate, go to
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, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. and runs every day (with the exception of Christmas Day) until January 3, 2021 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 30 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. Do we have to stay in our cars?
A. Yes. This is a drive-thru only event and you must remain in your car.
Q. What is the speed limit?
A. The pace of the drive-thru will be SLOW. Drive safely!
Q. Can we attend on bicycle or walk-through?
A. Sorry, no. Holiday Fantasy of Lights is a drive-thru event and can only be attended in a vehicle.
Q. I don’t drive! How can I attend?
A. If you are unable to find a friend or family member to go with, 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 discouraged from attending. 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 an All Genders restroom available on the northside of the Wells Fargo Ag Building.
Q. Are you serving food and drinks?
A. Yes. There will be a variety of Fair food vendors 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. You will purchase your food and drinks from your vehicle and must remain in your vehicle for the duration of your time at Holiday Fantasy of Lights.
Q. How much does it cost?
A. Price is per vehicle; $20.00 on weeknights 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) are $5 more than the regular price.
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. Ticket costs increase by $5 at the gate and 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. In the unlikely event that the show must be cancelled due to extreme circumstances, you will be able to use your ticket on a different date but it will have to be for whatever day you purchased it for – a weeknight or a weekend.
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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