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Posted on: November 1, 2020

Making Magic

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There is no doubt COVID-19 is changing many things across Texas, and how people are celebrating the holidays is one of them. While many cities are canceling their holiday events, the Town of Little Elm added a new way for families and friends to make holiday memories this year with the Magic of Lights.

The Magic of Lights at The Lakefront™ is a COVID-safe and fun drive-thru holiday lights event perfect for the whole family in Little Elm. The 1 1/4 mile experience will be held at Little Elm Park, features more than a million LED lights, and runs from November 20, 2020, until January 2, 2021.

The Magic of Lights is an international show, appearing in seven cities across the United States and Canada. The Magic of Lights in The Lakefront™ is the first time Magic of Lights appears in Texas.

The show features two Enchanted Tunnels of light, each over 100 feet long, along with a 200-foot long Blizzard Light Tunnel, a Snowflake Forest, and more.

"Our goal for Magic of Lights at The Lakefront™, as with all of our special events, is to give visitors an outstanding, one-of-a-kind experience, and completely COVID-safe event," said Little Elm Director of Community Services Chad Hyde.

Attendees must remain in their cars for the entire drive-thru, but on Saturday, Dec. 5, the Magic of Lights at The Lakefront™ will be a walk-thru event as the Town hosts its annual tree lighting and Christmas Parade—complete with fireworks.

Santa and Mrs. Claus will also be making an appearance throughout the six-week event, waving at eventgoers as they pass by.

This year's event will also feature a Christmas Around the World display and the Twelve Days of Christmas story, among other scenes, and is expected to draw visitors from across the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex and the state.

Tickets can be purchased at or the gate. Several theme nights feature discounts for first responders, military, teachers, and healthcare workers. These discounts can only be applied to tickets purchased at the gate.

The Magic of Lights at The Lakefront™ will be closed on December 31.

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