In a new world, where the height of entertainment is seeing what recently dropped on Netflix, one Valley business is working to burst the boredom bubble — just in time for the holidays. World of Illumination, the largest drive-through animated light show in the world, is back.
Rockin’ Christmas, a musical adventure come to life, is in Glendale at Westgate Entertainment District. The show is a mile in length and feature millions of RGB LED lights, customizable to up to 16 million shades of color. The drive-through attraction also boasts hundreds of animated displays and is synchronized to popular and beloved holiday music.
Attendees will enjoy a holiday spectacular that showcases such elements as larger-than-life size boomboxes, iPods and jukeboxes. Rockin’ Christmas also features DJ Santa and his sidekick the Little Drummer Boy spinning tunes for disco dancers. Additionally, a 500-foot long lit-up tunnel doubles as Santa’s magic portal. Because of the musical nature of World of Illumination’s Rockin’ Christmas, the show even has a brief breakout tribute to the music of Queen.
“We are so excited to unveil Rockin’ Christmas — a digital orchestra built with state-of-the-art technology that will transport you into a dazzling world of visual arts and music,” says World of Illumination co-founder Yakir Urman. “We will rock you, Glendale!”
The light show takes approximately a half hour to drive through and is uniquely COVID-friendly, as visitors enjoy the views from the safety and comfort of their cars. Online reservations are also required, making the experience totally touchless and socially safe, while simultaneously controlling traffic to decrease waiting times.
For those wondering which day to choose to visit, World of Illumination theme parks offer some extra perks on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Magic Mondays happen every Monday and feature the one and only Santa Claus live and in person. Golden Ticket Tuesdays offer park-goers a chance to win prizes valued at between $50 and $500. Lucky cars each night will be awarded the golden tickets at random. Finally, in conjunction with Subaru, Rockin’ Christmas in Glendale hosts Share the Love Wednesdays, where proceeds benefit special Arizona wish kids from the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Arizona.
World of Illumination tickets are priced per vehicle rather than per person, making the experience extremely affordable. Prices start at $29 plus applicable taxes and fees per car on weeknights, and $39 plus taxes and fees per vehicle on weekends and holidays. Tickets are available for purchase at tickets.worldofillumination.com and online reservations are required.