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Big Fresno Fair Drive-Thru Holiday ‘Fantasy Of Lights’

The Fresno Fairgrounds is transforming into a magical Winter Wonderland this holiday season for the first-ever Big Fresno Fair’s Holiday Fantasy of Lights Show. Attendees will drive through the Fairgrounds and enjoy more than 450 holiday lights displays as they listen to Christmas music, sip on hot cocoa and more. The Fair has partnered with Lightasmic, to bring this holiday light show to the Fresno Fairgrounds from Thursday, Dec. 3 through Sunday, Jan. 3; closed Christmas Day. Daily hours are 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.; gates open at 4 p.m.

Tickets can be purchased in advance online at or at the Fair’s Box Office located at 1121 S. Chance Ave., Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Ticket prices are $20 per vehicle Monday through Thursday and $25 Friday through Sunday. Tickets can be purchased at the gate, but the cost increases by $5 so advance purchase is recommended.

There will be a special treat for attendees Friday through Sunday, as Santa will be out there waving to guests as they drive through. At the Holiday Fantasy of Lights Show, there will be an area to drive up and purchase tasty treats, hot cocoa and more before starting your drive-thru holiday adventure. For a complete list of treats, including menu pricing, go to

“We are extremely excited to bring this holiday event to the Fairgrounds for the community to enjoy,” said Lauri King, Deputy Manager II, The Big Fresno Fair. “With COVID-19 impacting this year’s Hmong New Year Celebration, we shifted to bring this holiday drive-thru to spread some much needed holiday cheer in the safest way possible. These light displays are incredible and will truly transport attendees to a magical winter wonderland. We hope our community is as excited as we are to come out and enjoy it!”

The Big Fresno Fair, founded in 1884, is the fourth largest fair in the state of California and represents the 21st District Agricultural Association. More than 600,000 people from throughout the State visit The Big Fresno Fair each year making it the largest annual event in the Central Valley. For more information about The Big Fresno Fair, visit Stay connected with The Big Fresno Fair on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.