Sugar Land Holiday Lights are bigger, better this year
By Michael Sudhalter
It was difficult to imagine a more impressive display than last year’s Sugar Land Holiday Lights at Constellation Field.
But the second year promises to be even better with 21,000 visitors and 2.5 million light displays and, up from two million last year.
“The first year was phenomenal, and we want to keep it growing for future years,” said Matt Thompson, Constellation Field’s Events Director. “Every year, it will get bigger and bigger. Eventually, we’ll do more outside the stadium itself.”
The Holiday Lights opened last weekend and will run through Jan. 3.
There will be a Children’s Workshop where kids can build ornaments, and kids will have the chance to get a photo with Santa Claus until Christmas Eve.
New themes include a Victorian Christmas, a Patriotic Tribute and a North Pole Rodeo.
For its first two seasons, the Sugar Land Skeeters rarely hosted non-baseball events at Constellation Field.
Just this year, they’ve had a country music concert and a cheerleading competition.
Having a holiday light display in a baseball stadium is rare. Round Rock has its holiday light display in a city park, and the two cities have swapped some of the lights from last season’s respective displays.
The Skeeters hired Josh Barnett of Bakersfield, Calif. to build and coordinate the light displays.
Barnett contracts with an artist who designs the lights. And on sight, he has between 10-to-20 workers on any given display, and the crew began setting up on Oct. 25.
“It takes a full year to build everything,” Barnett said.
Sugar Land Holiday Lights— Hours of Operation:
Sunday: Thursday 6-9 p.m.
Friday: Saturday 6-10 p.m.
Christmas Eve, Christmas, New Years Eve & New Years Day:
General Admission is $14.
Discounts are available for children under 13, military personnel, seniors (55+) and groups of 10 or more.