Community Holiday Light Show
December 12 - 25 (Closed Christmas Eve)
in Ballou Park (760 West Main Street)
- Sunday through Thursday 6 - 9 p.m.
- Friday and Saturday 6 - 10 p.m.
Admission to the show is $10 per car and $20 per mini bus/15 passenger van. December 16 and 17 are discount nights, admission is $7 per car and $15 per mini bus/15 passenger van. This is a cash only event. This year we will offer a FastPass option for cars. These passes will be on sale at the Danville Welcome Center for $20 each. The FastPass will allow you to enter the Light Show without waiting in the entrance line.
Builders - Create holiday magic by decorating a spot in the park. Displays can be entered by businesses, organizations, families, and individuals. Submit this form to reserve your spot. Once your form is submitted, coordinators will meet you in the park to pick out your spot. There is no charge to enter a display.
Best in Show Vote - Each builder designates a non-profit that they decorate their spot for. Each vehicle that drives through the show receives one ballot. At the end of the route the ballot is turned in. The top displays receive a monetary donation to the non-profit of their choice. The 2018 winners were Trophy and Sign decorating for God's Pit Crew, Old Dutch - West Main decorating for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Goodyear - Danville decorating for United Way of Danville, Riverbend Volunteer Fire Department decorating for Riverbend Volunteer Fire Department, and Danville Register and Bee decorating for God's Storehouse.
Greeting Cards - NEW this year! In addition to building a display, organizations, businesses, and families can paint a 4 ft. x 8 ft. wooden greeting card. This card should be holiday themed and can incorporate the nature of the business/organization that is entering the card. These will be displayed through the light show and the front of the park. Parks and Recreation will provide the wooden cards. Entries should be finished and returned to Parks and Recreation by December 9. If you would like to paint a greeting card, contact Taylor at the Danville Welcome Center.
Volunteers - All of the gate worker nights are filled.
Children's Village - Visit with Santa, sip hot chocolate, and color holiday pages inside Children's Village. It is open until 9 p.m. nightly through December 23. If you would like to volunteer inside Children's Village, sponsor, or make a donation, fill out this form. All of the activities inside of Children's Village are free with the price of admission.
In 2018 a total of $8,907 was donated back to the community between the gate workers and the Best in Show contest. 10,500 people attended in 2,523 cars and 24 buses. Over 300 volunteers helped make this event a success! Thank you to all of the visitors, volunteers, and builders that contributed to this event!