Holiday light shows to see this holiday season

Get dazzled by lights all around the Tri-State!

Source: Christmas at Panther Creek

Jump into something warm and festive. These holiday light shows are sure to get you in the holiday spirit.


Ritzy’s Fantasy of Lights

The 25th annual Ritzy’s Fantasy of Lights opens Thanksgiving night and remains open through New Years Day.

Garvin Park has been transformed into a land of wonder with over 60 winter light show exhibits. Drive through in the comfort of your own vehicle or if you’re feeling especially festive, choose to ride through on a horse-drawn carriage. Horse-drawn carriage rides are available every night, weather permitting.

Ritzy’s Fantasy of Lights will be closed to vehicles and open only for the Bright Lights 5K and 1 Mile Walk on December 29.

All proceeds from Ritzy’s Fantasy of Lights will fund therapy for local individuals with disabilities at the Easterseals Rehabilitation Center.


  • Sunday-Thursday 5 – 9 p.m.
  • Friday-Saturday 5-10 p.m.
  • Christmas Eve 5-10 p.m.
  • Christmas Day 5-10 p.m.


Cash only!

  • $7 Drive-through, up to six people
  • $10 Drive-through, seven to fourteen people
  • $25 Drive-through, fifteen or more people
  • $30 Horse-Drawn Carriage, up to six people

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Christmas at Panther Creek 

Christmas at Panther Creek is open Thanksgiving night through January 2nd from 6 – 9 p.m.

Head to Panther Creek Park for Christmas to enjoy over 500,000 shinning holiday lights. Drive through in your own vehicle or choose to take the wagon ride. Wagon rides are available nightly depending on the weather.


$3 per vehicle

Santa Claus Land of Lights

Santa Claus Land of Lights is open Thanksgiving night through December 30.

The Santa Claus Land of Lights is a 1.2-mile drive that tells the story of Santa’s guiding light, Rudolph the red nose reindeer through thousands of LED lights and displays. Every vehicle gets a free photo with Rudolph, but don’t wear any green colored clothes! The photos are taken on a green screen and any green clothing will disappear into the background.

Find $4 coupons available at area McDonald’s. A portion of the proceeds benefits Ronald McDonald House Charities. Coupons can be found at these locations:

Indiana: Ferdinand, Boonville, Evansville, Jasper, Mt. Vernon, Newburgh, Petersburg, Princeton and Tell City

Kentucky: Beaver Dam, Central City, Greenville, Henderson, Madisonville, Morganfield, Owensboro and Providence

Illinois: Albion, Carmi, Fairfield and Mt. Carmel


5pm – 9pm CST

11/23-12/9 – Open Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays
12/14-12/30 -Open Nightly
Closed on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.


  • $15 per vehicle
  • $50 per shuttle bus (15-20 people)
  • $75 per motocoach (21+ people)