A dancing lights show, tram tours, and behind-the-scenes experiences will be among the offerings guests can enjoy during the second annual Night of a Million Lights holiday spectacular, hosted by Give Kids the World Village.
Scheduled to run from Friday, Nov. 12, 2021 through Sunday, Jan. 2, 2022, visitors will get a rare glimpse inside Give Kids the World Village as it twinkles with holiday lights.
Offerings planned for this year’s event include a sparkling tree trail, see larger-than-life holiday displays, take photos at one-of-a-kind step-in frames and backdrops, and a guided storytelling tour of 100 lit villas from the comfort of a tram — all included in the price of a ticket. The event will run from 5-10 p.m. daily, with staggered entry times to avoid crowding.
More than 92,000 guests attended Night of a Million Lights in 2020, which originally began as a pandemic pivot for the Village. As wish families have returned to the Village, this year’s event will be bigger and brighter than ever, while preserving the privacy and comfort of the families during their visits.
“Children with critical illnesses face countless appointments, treatments and hospital stays, and they are often told ‘no’ due to the limitations of their illness. We feel privileged to give wish children and their families a week of ‘yes’ where they can forget their worries, experience joy, and spend precious time together,” said Pamela Landwirth, president and CEO of Give Kids the World. “We look forward to once again sharing some holiday joy with the community while raising funds that will enable us to continue creating the happiness that inspires hope for these precious families.”
This year’s event will include a 360-degree dancing lights show encompassing 21 fully programmed buildings set to music, with six three-minute holiday vignettes playing each hour. In addition, a holiday marketplace will offer upgraded food and beverage experiences, festive holiday merchandise, and a chance for children to meet Santa in his “Florida home.”
Also new for this year, guests can purchase one of a variety of VIP packages, ranging from behind-the-scenes guided tours and premium dessert parties, to special events and exclusive balcony experiences. Discounts are available for groups of 25 guests or more. To inquire about group discounts and special events, contact [email protected].
Proceeds from Night of a Million Lights will support Give Kids the World as they provide critically ill children and their families with free, weeklong vacations to Central Florida and its attractions.
For more information, and to purchase, visit GKTW.org.