TICKET INFO: Tickets for the Holiday Lightshow are $5 per car. Oversized vans that are coming from facilities, such as nursing homes, assisted living, etc. will be asked to pay $10 due to the space they will need at the show. No busses allowed.
CASH ONLY. We will not have the ability to use a card and checks will not be accepted.
NO pre-sale tickets. Tickets are purchased the night you arrive at the show. There are a max of 240 to 270 (depending on week night or weekend) tickets that can be sold each night so there is a possibility that tickets could sell out each night.
GETTING READY TO SEE THE SHOW: Gate will open at 5:15 to begin first show at 5:30 pm. See lightshow schedule under Lightshow Schedule tab above. NOTE: Ending times of shows have changed.
After purchasing your ticket you are now inside Big Creek Park. WELCOME to one of our beautiful parks! Volunteers will direct you on where to drive inside the park to get to the show. You will drive down a hill and back up to get to a parking lot located at the Gary Baker Rec Center. This is where the Holiday Lightshow will be playing. Be prepared to wait in line as you approach the show area.
Once you get to the lightshow area, volunteers will be there to direct you to a lane. The idea is that your car will continue to move closer and closer to the front viewing area. Everyone who comes to the light show will have a front row viewing of the entire lightshow. Each lightshow lasts around 15 minutes. The same show will play for all cars coming in each night. Again, see lightshow schedule for more details.
To hear the sound for the lightshow, tune to 106.5FM. The music is synchronized with the lightshow. It is recommended that you find the station and then turn it off until you get up to the front viewing area.
When the show is over, after you have watched from the front viewing area, volunteers will give directions on how to exit the parking lot. Do not just take off, wait for instructions. NO ONE is allowed to stay for another watch. We want to give everyone the same opportunity to see the lightshow. You will exit onto N. Main Street. There will be a right turn only (head south) out of Big Creek Park. If you need to head north, we advise that you drive down to the Hy-Vee grocery store parking lot (will be on your left after the high school) and turn around in there.
SOME REQUESTS: Please stay in your car at all times. DO NOT LITTER!
RESTROOMS: If someone in the car needs to use the bathroom, there will be porta potties only where tickets are purchased (north side of park) or in the Gary Baker Rec Center parking lot where the lightshow is set up.
CAR LIGHTS OFF: It will be recommended that you turn off your headlights once you are parked in the Rec Center parking lot. This will help others around you enjoy the show fully.