By Lauren Wong
Two brand-new shows are making their debut in Arizona this holiday season. Candy Rush and Reindeer Road are brought to you by the World of Illumination, producer of the world’s largest drive-through animated light show. Sit back and marvel at all the glimmering lights from the warmth of your car.
Be sure to reserve your tickets online ahead of time for both events. Enjoy the new shows and feel good knowing that, in doing so, you’re also giving back to the community. A portion of sales will benefit the Make-A-Wish Arizona Foundation.
When: 6 – 10 p.m. Nov. 12 – Jan. 2
Where: Desert Diamond Casino, Glendale
Cost: $39.99 per car on weeknights, $49.99 per car on weekends and holidays
As all your favorite Christmas music plays, watch as millions of colorful, glimmering lights dance around you. Synchronized with the music, hundreds of animated displays will transport you from your car into the wonderful world of Christmas. About a mile in length, the show lasts 30 minutes.
While driving through a 500-foot-long RGB LED tunnel, Santa’s magic portal, keep your eyes out for appearances from popular Christmas characters. The show also features larger-than-life sized sweets and treats, sugar plum fairies, and a gingerbread village.
When: 6 – 10 p.m. Nov. 17 – Jan. 2
Where: Tempe Diablo Stadium, Tempe
Cost: $39 per car on weeknights, $49 per car on weekends and holidays
Lasting about 30 minutes, the entirety of the show is within a mile’s length. Throughout the mile you’ll be engulfed in the holiday spirit with millions of LED lights illuminating your path. With state-of-the-art displays, go on this journey through mountainous terrain, glacial peaks, northern ice caves, and northern forests to arrive at your final destination, the North Pole. Once at Santa’s Workshop, keep your eyes out for Santa and his elves, hard at work, making toys.
Beloved holiday music can be heard throughout as the fully synchronized lights put on a show. Covering over a million square feet and embodying over 250,000 lights, you’ll even get to see the world’s largest animated toy shop!
Photo credit: World of Illumination