Tickets now on sale for award-winning HolidayLights at CALM
California Living Museum (CALM)
November 21, 2020
The California Living Museum (CALM) announced today that tickets are on sale online at http://www.calmzoo.org and in-person at Valley Strong Credit Union for the 18th annual HolidayLights.
This year’s event will take place as a drive-thru experience. The event will return on Saturday, November 28 and run nightly through January 2, except on Christmas, from 5:30 to 9 p.m. (the last vehicle will be admitted at 8:30 p.m.).
Passenger vehicles (no RVs, buses or limousines will be allowed) will embark on a mile-long winding path through CALM’s expansive parking lot, flanked by everyone’s favorite dazzling animated light displays. The entrance to HolidayLights will be on Lake Ming Road near the Lake Ming boat ramps.
“HolidayLights is a long-standing tradition that families look forward to,” said Russell Bigler, chair of the CALM Foundation. “We felt it was important to the community to hold Kern County’s favorite event this year, and yet we also want to make sure we are operating in a safe manner that reflects our current realities. People need something positive to look forward to this holiday season and CALM directly benefits from the revenue generated as a result of HolidayLights.”
HolidayLights is designed and installed by Bakersfield resident Josh Barnett and his company Lightasmic!
Tickets must be purchased in advance online at http://www.calmzoo.org, through http://www.Vallitix.com, in-person at all Valley Strong Credit Union branches, or at the CALM gift shop. Tickets are $30 per vehicle (Discounted tickets will be offered for $27 from November 30 to December 10. CALM members and military receive discounts. No buses, RVs or limos permitted.
Teen Challenge, CALM’s HolidayLights agency partner, will sell drive-thru concessions including their famous apple dumplings and hot cocoa at the entrance to HolidayLights at the Lake Ming boat ramps. Follow the signs!
HolidayLights is CALM’s largest fundraiser and every dollar raised stays at CALM to help improve the facility and its programs. The event has been voted best annual event by readers of The Bakersfield Californian, one of the top 10 light shows in the western U.S. by the Los Angeles Times, and among the 10 Best Zoo Light Shows in the U.S. by USA TODAY.