Aurora Festival of Lights

One of the largest outdoor holiday light displays in chicagoland


Phillips Park
1000 Ray Moses Drive
Aurora, Illinois 60505

Drive-through from:
November 27th until
December 27th, 2015

Fri & Sat 5-10 pm | Sun-Thurs 5-9 pm

Free Admission

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 ninth year in 2015 with even more dazzling displays that will delight both adults and children.

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, 1000 Ray Moses Drive, Aurora, IL 60505. Many new animated displays and 50 additional lighted holiday trees have been added to this year's event.  Patrons will 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's festival set a record when almost 21,200 cars visited the four-week event.  The festival is free, but the Rotary Club does accept donations that benefit local charities.

This FREE drive-through light show is open every night from November 27 through December 27

Sunday-Thursday 5 pm - 9 pm
Friday-Saturday 5 pm - 10 pm


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Organizations that receive financial support from the Aurora Rotary Club Include:

  • Aurora Interfaith Food Pantry
  • Hesed House
  • Boys II Men
  • East Aurora School District 131
  • West Aurora School District 129
  • Aurora Flyers
  • Aurora Township Youth Services
  • Wayside Cross Ministries
  • Boy Scouts of America
  • Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois
  • Aurora Public Library
  • Quad County Urban League
  • Mutual Ground
  • Rebuilding Together - Aurora
  • Sci-Tech Museum
  • Dictionaries to every 3rd grader in Aurora