Del Mar Fairgrounds to light up again for the holidays next month
Events include walk-through and drive-through lighted displays and a real snow hill for sledding
The Del Mar Fairgrounds will light up again for the holidays this year with both drive-through and walk-through illuminated displays, as well as a snow hill for sledding.
Beginning Dec. 4, the fairgrounds will bring back Holidays in Your Car, which debuted last winter and was a ticket sales smash due to most holiday festivities being canceled during the December 2020 COVID lockdown. This year’s drive-through event will feature a 1.5-mile display featuring more than 1 million LED lights accompanied by music, as well as holograms and multicolored wall projections up to 40 feet in height.
New this year will be the addition of a walk-through lighting path called Snow N Glow. Drivers can get out of their car and stroll through the display of more than 1 million lights. There will also be a snow tubing attraction where all ages can sled on a five-lane, 100-foot-long hill covered with real snow, and there will be a dedicated snow play area.
The fairgrounds will also offer for rental transparent geodesic dome “igloos” that are decorated with sofas, bean bags and seating, as well as a firepit for marshmallow-roasting. There will also be food and drinks for sale, including beer wine and s’mores-making kits.
The holiday events will run from 4 to 9 p.m. Fridays through Sundays, Dec. 4 through Jan. 2, as well as daily Dec. 20 through 23. Tickets to the walk-through Snow N Glow path are $17.99 for adults and $12.99 for children ages 3 to 10. Tickets to both Snow N Glow and the snow activities are $34.99 for adults and children. Children ages 2 and under are free. Holidays in Your Car tickets are $45 per carload. The number of passengers must not exceed the number of seatbelts in the vehicle.
All tickets are being sold online at snownglow.com/delmar.
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