Lawrence Lights drive-thru holiday display now open

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A drive-thru holiday light tour has returned for the second season, having doubled its offerings from its inaugural season last year.

The Lawrence Parks and Recreation Department, in conjunction with the Sertoma Club of Lawrence and the Lawrence Board of Realtors Community Foundation, is presenting the second annual Lawrence Lights event, according to a city news release. The drive-thru tour of synchronized light displays is open daily from 6 to 9 p.m. beginning Friday, Nov. 25, at the Youth Sports Complex, 4911 West 27th St. The display will be open through Wednesday, Dec. 28.

The first event last year took motorists through the west Lawrence sports complex to see nearly 20 holiday displays that were synchronized to music, as the Journal-World reported. The Lawrence Lights website states the size of the light show has been doubled for this year.

Tickets are $20 per car, and those who would like to attend but are not able to pay can send a fee waiver request with their name and email address to, with “Lawrence Lights Scholarship Request” in the email subject line. Reservations are not required, but tours can be booked online at the Lawrence Lights website. A portion of the proceeds from ticket sales will benefit the Lawrence Parks and Recreation Department Wee Folks Scholarship Fund, which provides youth the opportunity to participate in parks and recreation programs and activities.


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