FOX 12’s Magic of Lights® illuminates this Holiday Season

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This holiday season will be even brighter, merrier and more colorful as Fox 12′s Magic of Lights.
Published: Oct. 16, 2023 at 12:14 PM PDT|Updated: Oct. 17, 2023 at 8:58 AM PDT
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SALEM Ore. (KPTV) - This holiday season will be even brighter, merrier and more colorful as Fox 12′s Magic of Lights transforms Oregon State Fair and Exposition Center into a vibrant drive-through holiday-themed light display. The festive event kicks off Friday, November 17th and runs through December 31st.

Produced by Family Entertainment Holdings, LLC, “Fox 12′s Magic of Lights” will make its Salem debut at Oregon State Fair and Exposition Center, featuring dozens of displays, festive favorites, and digital animation, all constructed with millions of individual LED lights to create a memorable holiday experience for the whole family.

Get tickets here.

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Magic of Lights(Amanda Gill | Family Entertainment Holdings, LLC)

“We are excited to bring Fox 12′s Magic of Lights to the Salem community for the first time ever and believe it will become an annual holiday tradition,” says Ken Hudgens, CEO of Family Entertainment Holdings, LLC. “Our innovative creative team has designed a drive-through holiday wonderland light experience that promises to dazzle and delight guests of all ages.”

Inside the comfort of their own vehicle, guests will enjoy Magic of Lights’ classic holiday favorites including Winter Wonderland, the 12 Days of Christmas, Toyland, festive Elves and Reindeer Road. In addition to the 200 foot long Enchanting Tunnel of Lights, there will also be other new light tunnels to delight and amaze.

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Magic of Lights(Family Entertainment Holdings, LLC)

Other illuminated displays include the 32-foot-tall animated Mattel’s Waving Christmas Barbie®, Prehistoric Christmas featuring life sized dinosaurs celebrating the season, and the legendary BIGFOOT® Monster Truck. Created with over two million sparkling lights, Magic of Lights is a nostalgic and festive event everyone will enjoy.

A new augmented reality feature will be introduced this year as well to make the magical experience even more interactive.


  • 2+ million lights
  • 12.6 miles of light cord
  • 3,750 staff hours to set up
  • The 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.
  • 10 miles of steel to build the displays and 10 miles of LED lighting installed inside the displays
  • Scenes, such as the animated Mattel’s Waving Christmas Barbie, are as high as 32 ft. tall and as long as several hundred feet.

Fox 12′s Magic of Lights shines daily from 5:30pm to 9:00pm weekdays and 10:00pm weekends. Tickets are priced per vehicle. For a limited time, Santa Saver tickets are just $17.00, get your tickets early! One price for the entire vehicle.

For a complete schedule and to purchase tickets, visit