What to expect at The Lights at Ability Point

You may know it as The Arc Lights, but this year it’s now called The Lights at Ability Point. Located near Douglas and St. Paul, it’s a drive through Christmas lights display that benefits a great cause.

All the money raised from the show go to benefit people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, called ‘Ability Point’ thus the name, The Lights at Ability Point.

The light show marks Ability Point’s biggest fundraiser of the year. More than 100,000 visitors come through every year to see the 1.5 million dazzling lights and displays, including their brand-new, state-of-the-art tunnel and other long-time favorites in their holiday wonderland.

It’s best to arrive at Lights at Ability Point by taking Douglas to St. Paul. There’s a sign that lets you know you’re at the right spot. Once you arrive, you’ll drive through a quarter-mile route.

The event kicked off on Thanksgiving night and continues to the week after Christmas. The lights go on at 5:30 p.m. and typically runs until 9 p.m.

Tickets for Friday and Saturday are $10 per carload; tickets can be purchased in advance at Wichita-area QuikTrips. Donations are taken for entry between Monday and Thursday.

Here are some additional highlights at what to expect.

For more on Lights at Ability Point, be sure to check out their Facebook event.


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