California Christmas


Coachella Valley Magic of Lights Drive Thru

November 17-December 31, 2023, Opens at 5:30 p.m. 

Empire Polo Club
81800 Avenue 51
Indio, CA

Sunday-Thursday 5:30-9 p.m.| Friday & Saturday 5:30-10 p.m.

Magic of Lights transforms the Empire Polo Club this holiday season into a brighter, merrier and more colorful world as a vibrant drive-through holiday-themed light display allows guests to watch from the comfort of their own vehicle.

Park your car and head to Jolly Holiday Village to meet Santa and Mrs. Claus  Monday-Wednesday 6:30-8:30 p.m. There are letter writing stations, singing trees, leaping arches, snowflakes and candy canes all synced to music. 

Light Displays

  • Winter Wonderland
  • The 12 Days of Christmas
  • Toyland
  • 32-foot-tall animated Mattel Waving Christmas Barbie
  • Elves and Reindeer Road
  • 200 foot long Enchanting Tunnel of Lights
  • Blizzard Light Tunnel
  • Snowflake Tunnel
  • Candy Cane Light Tunnel
  • Prehistoric Christmas  life sized Dinosaurs
  • BIGFOOT Monster Trucks

Created with over two million sparkling lights, dozens of displays, illuminated canopies, and digital animation made of hundreds of thousands (up to several million) lights create exciting scenes and dancing lights experiences that live up to the name, Magic of Lights.

Magic of Lights event may seem like magic as the colorful light displays illuminate the dark but there's actually lots of science behind the production and lights creations. Steel displays are designed, bent, cut and welded into about 800 frames that are combined in different configurations to create each show's giant winter holiday scenes. The frames that comprise moving lights displays are made utilizing  CAD technology. They are hand built in-house from 15 pages of design specifications each.

In addition, it takes about 10 miles of steel to build the displays and 10 miles of LED lighting inside the displays. 10 different colors of LED bulbs are used in the shows.

Ken Hudgens, Owner of Magic of Lights, says guests can enjoy the magical experience from the inside comfort of their own vehicle in what he hopes will become an annual tradition.

Events are not guaranteed. It is your responsibility to confirm before going.

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