General Event Info

Capture the true spirit of a small-town holiday celebration at the 31st Annual Holiday Lighting Festival on

Friday, December 4th, 2020 on Denton’s Historic Square (Virtual).

Photos with Santa

$5  for a contact less, safe selfie with Santa in a Snow Globe.

Drive up, get out of car for photo, get back in car, pick up photo and off you go!

Elves Shelves Toy Drive

Once again the festival will be hosting a toy drive. Toys gathered will be distributed to families needing assistance during the Christmas season in Denton County through Elves Shelves.. Toy drop-offs will be at the Santa goodie bag drive-thru at First Denton Church.

Golden Tickets

10 lucky Santa goodie bags will have a golden ticket. The golden ticket will award the ticket holder with a personalized visit from Santa and gift cards from local Denton vendors.

Light Up Denton

Drive to each nominated location and vote for your favorite display in 4 different categories.

Light Up Denton Info

Santa’s VIP Bag

VIP bags will contain a 2020 Gnome ornament, a Very Merry Denton CD, a 2020 DHLF t-shirt, light up toy, candy and a craft.

VIP Info

Santa’s Goodie Bag

Santa’s goodie bag will contain a craft for each child present, a light up toy, an ornament, a Very Merry Denton CD, candy, and more! Make sure you sign up for a drive-thru slot to ensure you get a goodie bag, a Santa pic and maybe a Golden Ticket!

Drive Thru Sign Up

Video courtesy of:  -Andy LaViolette with Mr. Magic Carpet Ride Productions


The 2020 Denton Holiday Lighting Festival drive thru will be held at First Denton, 1101 Malone St, Denton, TX 76201