Impact Field has undergone a magical winter makeover, turning into a dazzling winter wonderland known as the Sparkle Light Festival. Our family had an amazing time there over the summer, so when we learned about Sparkle Light Festival, we were eager to experience the magic all over again.

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Getting Started at Sparkle Light Festival

Parking was easy at the garage. It’s $5 and cash or credit payment is accepted. From our spot, we could view the lights and added to the anticipation. After parking proceed to the entrance where security will check bags and wand you.

Take a minute

Before heading to the lights, stop and view the lights from the top of the stands. It’s so pretty!

Stroll through the magical Sparkle Light Festival in Rosemont. Find photo ops, treats, ice skating, alpine slide, for memory making fun.

Stroll from Village to Village

Stroll through the magical Sparkle Light Festival in Rosemont. Find photo ops, treats, ice skating, alpine slide, for memory making fun.

So many great photos ops at Sparkle Light Festival! Stroll through five illuminated villages: Frozen Forest, Snowflake Circle, Winter Wonderland, the North Pole and Deck the Walls.  A few of our favorite ones:

How can you not be amazed at larger-than-life Santas and snowmen? I thought the lighted carriage was magical.

Strolling through tunnels is always fun!

 

Go Ice Skating

Stroll through the magical Sparkle Light Festival in Rosemont. Find photo ops, treats, ice skating, alpine slide, for memory making fun.

Don’t miss out on checking out their ice skating rink, a new addition from last year. The kids never wanted to leave! Skating is included, but skate rentals are an additional $5. Skating trainers are available for those that need a little help.

Hop on the train

Enjoy free train rides on the “Holly Trolly” train. Even adults can fit!

Go Tubing

 

For an additional cost ($22), zip down the two-story alpine slide as many times as you wish.

Grab some treats

Nothing’s more perfect than sipping on hot chocolate while viewing the lights. Not to mention a great way to warm our frigid hands. ($6)

For more fun

  • See Santa
  • Write Santa a letter
  • Purchase a Rivers Stadium Club Tickets ($70 per person) this all-inclusive ticket allows access to the climate-controlled stadium club complete with a premium buffet, house beer and wine, non-alcoholic beverages and unlimited tubing.

Final thoughts of Sparkle Light Festival

Oh, what fun! Sparkle Light Festival offers a delightful evening filled with joy and excitement—a must-visit for a memorable night out with the family!

Nity Gritty:

Website: https://sparklerosemont.com/
Address: 9850 Balmoral Ave., Rosemont
Cost: General admission tickets: $24 for adults and $18 for children ages two through 12. Unlimited Tubing Rides on the “Alpine Slide” ($22 per person)
When: Now through Sunday, December 31. Only available on specific days and times for 2-hour increments.

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