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About the Festival of Lights

One of the largest free outdoor drive-through holiday light displays in Northern Illinois, the Aurora Festival of Lights, returns for its 14th year in 2020 with even more dazzling displays that will delight both adults and children.

Buses are welcome!  Clearance is 13 feet, 6 inches.

Presented in partnership between the Rotary Club of Aurora and the City of Aurora, this signature winter event is a drive through of more than one mile of spectacular lighted displays at Phillips Park, Aurora, IL 60505. We have new displays every year – come see the new dancing arcs and the expanded Ice Rink. You will also enjoy Santa’s Toy Factory, Old Man Winter, elves and reindeer, holiday trains, gigantic snowflakes, beautiful lighted swags on the fence line surrounding the zoo and other seasonal favorites.

Last year we had over 30,000 cars visit the four-week event. The festival is open to all and the Rotary Club of Aurora does accept donations that benefit local charities.  Due to the current IDPH guidelines, we are accepting electronic donations only.  Please Donate Here

The Rotary Club of Aurora ( is a 97 year old service club and is a part of Rotary International (  The Festival of Lights was conceived and executed in 2007 by members of the club and in partnership with the City of Aurora became a reality the very same year.

The light show begins the day after Thanksgiving, Friday Nov 27, and runs through Dec 27. Sunday  through Thursdays 5-9pm and Friday and Saturdays 5-10pm.

Buses are welcome!  Clearance is 13 feet, 6 inches.