Thousands of candle luminaries will soon line the trails of Quinta Mazatlán in McAllen to celebrate the winter holidays around the world. ILLUMINA Fest 2020 takes place on Dec. 16-19 from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. nightly with more than 30 art installations sharing the light of the world.
The outdoor exhibits celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and the Chinese New Year. It also features a Native American tipi village, the Wild West, nature’s natural sculptures, winter solstice and wildlife. There will also be holiday music and entertainment along the trail.
“ILLUMINA Fest is a great way to unite our community and celebrate family, health and conservation,” says Colleen Hook, director of Quinta Mazatlán. “The City of McAllen is most grateful to SpawGlass for powering this event, along with the amazing support from Megamorphosis Architects & Interior Design, Renoworks, Zerimar Lighting Solutions, Staggs Welding, South Texas Pen Works, Charming Picnics, Douglas Clark, Jaime Villarreal, Bear Clan, Tenzo and many volunteers.”
The half-mile trail is an approximately 45-minute experience taking place on a crushed gravel trail through the woods. Guests are asked to keep in small groups, wear masks and practice social distancing. Upon completion of the trail, families will leave the park in order to allow for the next group of visitors.
Admission is $5 per person, children 2 years and under are free.