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Let it Glow at Discovery Park this Holiday Season

Nov 10th, 2023 - Dec 30th, 2023

New and Expanded “Let it Glow” Walk-thru and Drive-thru

The “Let it Glow” Walk-thru and Drive-thru are back with even more lights and decorations. Sponsored by McDonald’s and ATA. Plan your visit today.

Opening night on Friday, Nov. 10, 2023, will include a kick-off ceremony at 6 p.m. featuring performances an ensemble from the Jackson Symphony, the Voices of Union City Elementary student choir and a special appearance by Santa Claus.

The “Let It Glow” Drive-thru and Walk-thru are open 5-9 p.m. from Friday, Nov. 10-Friday, Dec. 30, 2023. Both are closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

$5 per person (Children 3 and under are FREE)

$10 per car
$50 per bus with 11 or more passengers.

Purchase tickets here.

Click here to watch a sneak peak of the light show.

The Drive-thru will feature more than a million lights twinkling along with popular Christmas songs, allowing guests to get a unique look at the Titan Missile, the 199-foot-tall Discovery Center, the settlement of log cabins and more, all decorated for the holidays.

The “Let It Glow” Walk-thru will take place on the north side of the park, which will once again be transformed into the “North Pole.” The size of the Walk-thru has doubled this year, so leave plenty of time to explore. Guests will take a stroll through the Settlement, Japanese Garden, European Garden and Mill Ridge, which will all be transformed into a glowing winter wonderland with plenty of opportunities for taking photographs. Once guests arrive at Mill Ridge, they will find a shop with local handmade gifts for sale, Rudolph’s Barn, an area in the Smithy for children to write letters to Santa and, new this year, a large display of more than 150 nutcrackers on loan from Edith Adcock of Martin, Tennessee. Adcock received her first nutcracker as a gift for her 16th birthday and has been collecting them for more than 45 years. As you travel along through the Settlement, you will be able to view the outdoor portion of our new “Duck, Duck, Goose: Waterfowl of the Mississippi Flyway” exhibit and you can stop at Eats and Treats where select food and beverages are available for purchase.

Pets are prohibited at the walk-thru.

Visit with Mr. and Mrs. Claus at Let it Glow Walk-thru

Discover the magic of Christmas with Mr. and Mrs. Claus on select dates on November and December of 2023.  November: 10, 11, 17, 18, 24 and 25, 2023 and December: 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22 and 23, 2023