Looking for a fantastic holiday light display to drive through? The Arc Lights, formerly known as Lights on St. Paul and now known as Lights at Ability Point, has been an annual tradition in Wichita for more than 20 years!
Experience the holiday wonderland from the warmth of your car as you drive through more than 1 million lights and displays. 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, dancing trees, and more.
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.
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.
“Drive through 1.5 million dazzling lights in our magical holiday wonderland! Enjoy new displays including a brand new state-of-the-art tunnel and long-time favorites, too.
More than 22-miles of extension cords connect 1.5 million lights and displays, built completely by volunteers. They sparkle nightly from Thanksgiving through Dec. 28 along a quarter-mile route from Douglas Ave. and St. Paul through AbilityPoint’s property. It’s a regional Holiday tradition that grows in popularity each year, attracting more than 100,000 visitors.” ~ Ability Point event description
When do The Arc’s Lights Open?
The Arc Lights/Lights at Ability Point open Thanksgiving night and continue to a few days after Christmas. The lights go on at 5:30 p.m. each evening. The display is open until 9 p.m. each evening; later on Fridays and Saturdays and on Christmas Eve.
- Sundays through Thursdays: 5:30-9 p.m.
- Fridays and Saturdays: 5:30-10 p.m.
- Christmas Eve: 5:30-11 p.m.
The Arc’s Lights Admission Fee
On Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, admission is a $10 per carload donation. (You can pre-purchase admission passes at any Wichita-area Quik Trip.)
Freewill donations are accepted Mondays through Thursdays.
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 the Arc Christmas 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.
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