Looking for a fantastic holiday light display to drive through? You’ll love this Wichita classic. The Lights at Ability Point formerly known as The Arc’s Lights on St. Paul and now known as Lights at Ability Point.
The 70-year-old agency serving individuals living with an intellectual and developmental disability changed is name to Ability Point in 2021.
Experience the holiday wonderland from the warmth of your car as you drive through more than 22 miles of extension cords the connect the lights on display built completely by volunteers. As you enter, you’ll see a sign telling you to tune your radio to a certain station so you can enjoy the festive holiday music as you drive through the lights.
There’s something for all ages to enjoy as you discover new displays and long-time favorites like the one-of-a-kind Tunnel of Lights, singing light bulbs, and more
Volunteers put in thousands of hours setting up and working this annual drive-through holiday light display. It is Ability Point’s signature fundraising event that helps provide life-changing programs for youth and adults with developmental disabilities. 100% of all the proceeds from admission and donations directly helps their mission.
What’s New this Year? A moving Ferris Wheel, roller coaster and helicopter as well as favorites like a state-of-the-art tunnel.
This tradition has grown in popularity each year attracting more than 100,000 visitors.
I got to ask David with Ability Point what sets their light display apart from others and here is his response: “All displays are completely built by volunteers. 100% of your $10 admission and donations directly provide year-round unique educational and social opportunities for individuals, of all ages living with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families that promote self-advocacy, physical and mental health, inclusion, respite and socialization.” – David
When does Ability Point Lights Open?
November 24 (Thanksgiving) – December 28, 2022
Plan now to see the largest Holiday Lights Display in Wichita! AbilityPoint invites you to its 26th annual drive thru Holiday lights display.
Enter at the intersection of Douglas Ave. and St Paul St.
Admission Nights: $10 Car/ $20 Bus; Tuesday – Sunday (Every Night Except Mondays)
Donation Night: Monday Nights (So everyone can afford to come see the Lights)
Hours: Sunday – Thursday 5:30 – 9:00; Friday & Saturday 5:30-10:00
Special Hours: December 18 – December 23 5:30-10:00; Christmas Eve till 11:00
Tickets at QuikTrip or online: app.etapestry.com/onlineforms/TheARCofSedgwickCounty/TheLightsAdmission.html
The Arc’s Lights Admission Fee
Cost is just $10 per car and $20 for busses and limos. Monday is by donation.
100% of your $10 admission and donations directly provide year-round unique educational and social opportunities for individuals, of all ages living with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families that promote self-advocacy, physical and mental health, inclusion, respite and socialization. (You can pre-purchase admission passes at any Wichita-area Quick Trip.)
The Arc Lights at Ability Point Location
Looking up the address on your GPS won’t really help you here, since you need to know where to enter the drive-through holiday light display.
You get to Ability Point Light display near Douglas and St. Paul. (You should see the signs, and the volunteers standing outside the entrance.) This is just four blocks west of Meridian in west Wichita. Enter at St. Paul and Douglas
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Where does your donation go?
Your support helps provides education, socialization, advocacy, mentoring and lifelong support for families who have loved ones living with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Did you know AbilityPoint serves thousands through nationally recognized socialization and mentoring programs as well as serving as the largest targeted case management provider in the State? To learn more about how your gift helps to change lives visit their website at AbilityPoint.Org