Date(s) - 11/29/2019 - 01/01/2020
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
It’s the 26th year for Ritzy’s Fantasy of Lights – the beloved holiday tradition that raises therapy funds for the Easterseals Rehabilitation Center!
Garvin Park will be filled with more than 60 beautiful light displays and Tri-State residents are invited to drive the 1-mile park route from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day! Each time you visit, you will provide even more therapy for local children and adults with disabilities!
Colorful animation gives the illusion of movement to many displays and half of the sparkling displays have been transformed with LED lights. This year’s event will shine brighter than ever!
Drive through or take a carriage ride any night from Nov. 28-Jan. 1 EXCEPT Dec. 4 when the event is closed to vehicles and open ONLY for the Bright Lights 5K for Easterseals and Community Walk.
Fri. & Sat. 5-10pm
Christmas Eve 5-10pm
Christmas Day 5-10pm
Regular admission per vehicle, CASH ONLY:
Up to 6 people: $7
7-14 people: $10
15 or more people: $25
Take a horse-drawn carriage ride for $30! Carriage rides do not require or accept reservations and are weather permitting only. The fee is per ride NOT per person & includes admission. They are cash only & can hold up to 6 adults per carriage.
*** NEW THIS YEAR! ***
*** Romain GMC Polar Bear Express (Dec. 2, 9, 16 and 23) ***
Courtesy of Romain Cross Pointe Auto Park | New & Used Cars Trucks & SUVs | Dealership, our guests can ride on the “Romain GMC Polar Bear Express” with Santa Claus! Santa will read a custom story about the amazing light displays in Ritzy’s Fantasy of Lights and will provide a small treat for each child. The party bus limousine provided by SUV Limousine will load and unload passengers in the parking lot near the entrance of Ritzy’s Fantasy of Lights. Please enter using the Heidlebach Avenue entrance. Price per person is $3 with all proceeds benefitting the Easterseals Rehabilitation Center.
*** Photos with Santa sponsored by Jim Back, CFP-Financial Advisor Edward Jones (Dec. 3, 10 and 17) ***
This year, our guests can meet Santa Claus courtesy of Edward Jones- Financial Advisor: Jim Back! Bring your camera and take your own photos with Santa to get your best holiday memory. While you’re anticipating your visit, G.D. Ritzy’s Evansville will offer up hot cocoa and ice cream!
Santa will be located in the parking lot area at the entrance of Ritzy’s Fantasy of Lights. Please enter using the Heidlebach Avenue entrance. Price per person is $3 to meet Santa, $2 for a single-scoop of Ritzy’s ice cream, and $1 for hot chocolate with all proceeds benefiting the Easterseals Rehabilitation Center.
All proceeds from Ritzy’s Fantasy of Lights fund therapy for local individuals with disabilities at the Easterseals Rehabilitation Center.
Pre-Event Tickets can be purchased in bulk at a discount starting at 50 tickets. Please contact Carolyn Franklin, Director of Special Events, at 812.437.2607 or CFranklin@evansvillerehab.com to purchase. Example: Choose 50 tickets for $337.50 (retail value $350) or 100 tickets for $650 (retail value $700). Tickets are available for as little as $4 each, depending on the quantity.
A BIG thank you to our 2019 sponsors: G.D. Ritzy’s Evansville, NECA IBEW Electrical JATC, Teamsters Local 215, Eyewitness News WEHT WTVW, Evansville Living, Lamar Advertising of Evansville, Macaroni Kid Evansville, 104FM WIKY, HOT 96, 93.5 The Lloyd WLYD, and 107.5 WABX – Evansville’s Classic Rock.
Thank you to the Evansville Department of Parks & Recreation for their continued support of Ritzy’s Fantasy of Lights in Garvin Park.