Festival of Lights


Celebrate The Biggest Holiday Event in Big Spring, TX

Make the holidays spectacular this year! Look no further than Big Spring, TX for the Christmas celebration of a lifetime, the annual Comanche Trail Festival of Lights. With over 25,000 visitors from 34 states and 12 countries, this is a world-famous event you can experience right here in West Texas.

Our Biggest Event: Comanche Trail Festival of Lights Celebration

Each year, beginning on the first Sunday of December, through Christmas Day, the Comanche Trail Festival of Lights in Big Spring steals the spotlight with a stunning showcase of nearly 700,000 dazzling holiday lights. It’s truly a scene you must see for yourself and it’s completely free.

If over half a million sparkling lights adorning Comanche Trail Park hasn’t captivated you already, get ready because it is only one portion of the holiday festivities!

In the spirit of the season, over 50 businesses and organizations adopt spots to decorate for the celebration. Wind through a lustrous landscape of literal eye-candy, like larger-than-life-sized candy cane dioramas, enchanting winter wonderland scenery with vibrant crimson poinsettias sprinkled throughout, and hints of holiday splendor woven within. Every year offers brand new and exciting holiday displays.

The biggest event of the holiday season started way back in 1996. Its legacy lives on by continually drawing festive crowds of visitors by the thousands for an unforgettable extravaganza you and your loved ones will be talking about for years to come.


Places to Shop

‘Tis the season for giving and Big Spring has holiday homegrown hotspots that won’t burn a hole in your pocket either! Plus, these handpicked places to shop host special events for the season. 

If you love unique gifts, eclectic artwork, vintage finds, and handcrafted home decor from all around the world, you’ll find all that and more at LoCo Flamingos

Looking for a stylish new outfit for your Christmas celebrations? Look no further than FamousElle, offering the latest in fashionable apparel. 

Shop ‘til you drop at this sassy women’s boutique, ooh la la! Queens of the Dude Ranch is a bold and baddie boutique upping the ante in creative clothing to bring out your inner royalty. They also host annual parties and events for the holidays.

Transform your home into the magical holiday ambiance you’ve been dreaming of at Dazzling Décor. Breathe in the cinnamon apple and evergreen tree aromas as you discover the perfect candle, create the sweetest red-and-white, candy cane-striped holiday dinner table setup or find the absolute best decorations to make your home merry and bright!

Places to Stay

Easily book your stay in Big Spring for the biggest event of the season. Whether you’re traveling solo, as a couple, or with the whole family, there are many places to stay with comfortable lodging, inclusive amenities, and affordable accommodations to fit your holiday needs.

Historic Hotel Settles opened in 1930 and it continues to amaze all Big Spring Texas visitors with its elegant aesthetic and luxury amenities. Book a spa session on-site, work up a sweat in the fitness studio, and enjoy the beautifully landscaped courtyard during your stay.

TownePlace Suites by Marriott Big Spring and Hampton Inn & Suites Big Spring deserve honorable mentions. Classic and comfortable, you’ll find a variety of room sizes, including suites for larger families during the holidays.

Why stay home for the holidays? Go big or go home! Visit Big Spring, TX for the Comanche Trail Festival of Lights, the best holiday event in West Texas this winter season.

Be sure to also check out Big Spring’s list of annual events for more fun and celebration throughout the year.


Places to Eat

All of this holiday hoopla will work up a BIG appetite! Luckily, Big Spring has tasty places to eat and drink during your stay.

Alberto’s Crystal Café has been serving up Mexican cuisine to West Texas since 1974. You can tell this mom-and-pop eatery has history from its vintage road signage out-front. Their versatile menu covers everything from ribeye steak and enchiladas to Mahi Mahi and cheeseburgers. Look out for their cartoon logo of the little man in a sombrero holding a guitar on your visit. If you’d prefer to cozy up and stay in for the night, order from Devour, Alberto’s Crystal Café takeout menu.

A must-visit for any Big Spring visitor, The Train Car is a niche hometown favorite for those who appreciate uncommon establishments. A bona fide cigar bar with outdoor patio dining, live music on weekends, and a spirited drink menu, it’ll bring you back in time to another era. Sit back, relax, share a smoke with a friend, and take in the small-town hospitality.

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