Up in Lights Drive-through: Features for Just One Night, Walk in Lights
If you missed the One-Night Events that just passed in Tyler, Texas, you really missed out on some clean family fun. One of the events was Up In Lights, usually a drive through park with 1 million twinkling Christmas lights.
However, On Tuesday, November 27, 2018, Up In Lights held a walk-in-the-park from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Rather than driving through the lights, the community and visitors of Tyler got to walk the park instead. People stopped frequently at most of the attractions to take family photos. There was a hot chocolate bar and s’mores by a warm fire, which was free with just the $5.00 per person entry fee. What was awesome though, was that they didn’t charge you more than what they would normally charge a car load. This writer was impressed by the warm greeting and care it took to make each and every person that visited the park feel more than welcomed. It makes sense that the little county road and parking lot was jammed packed with cars.
Ideal for Families Celebrating the Holidays
Up In Lights is the only drive-thru light-park in Tyler, and it’s ideal for families celebrating the holidays. This park gave center stage to big lit scenes like Noah’s Ark, the Disney castle, and many Disney characters. Children stared in wonder at these beautiful creations.
While walking through the brilliant glow of lights, the night was just cold enough to allow for a cup of hot chocolate. With Christmas songs accompanying you on the walk, one gets the strong impression that the season is upon us.
Up In Lights drive-through is open now at 6p.m. each Friday, Saturday and Sunday night. They opened November 23rd, and will continue through December 9th. Hours expand on December 14th through the 25th, when the park will be open every night. The park is located at 12880 County Road 192, Tyler TX 75703
Photos by Amandi Goldman
Amandi Goldman is a freelance reporter with The Northeast Texan. Her interests are photography, rodeo, unusual and community events, human interest stories, and local sports.