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Give Kids the World Night of Million Lights

We were invited to be part of Give Kids the World Night of a Million Lights preview. If you are looking for an organization in Central Florida to get involved, this would be an amazing option. This is the second year of this event and it runs from November 12, 2021 – January 2, 2022. 

Credit: Tricia Kennedy

Credit: Tricia Kennedy

Credit: Tricia Kennedy

If you miss The Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights, you can see those lights again at the Give Kids the World VillageDisney donated all those lights, and they decorated the property into a magical Winter Wonderland. It has a very familiar feel to what they used to do at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. There will be music synced up to the lights at times, and it is such a beautiful sight. They have a Christmas Tree Trail and a train that can take you all over the property. Santa is even there and is ready to meet you.

Credit: Tricia Kennedy

Credit: Tricia Kennedy

You will see different organizations getting involved like Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando Resort, SeaWorld Orlando, Margaritaville, and so many more. It’s amazing to see how the entire Community comes together for such a great cause.

Credit: Tricia Kennedy

Credit: Tricia Kennedy

There are also different food options available while you are there. If you want a full meal, Boston’s Market has a booth, but if you’re looking more for a snack, you can get Dippin’ Dots, California Churros, Superpretzel, Popcorn, or even an Icee. There is also merchandise available for purchase. There are t-shirts and hoodies as well as sippers and other items.

Credit: Tricia Kennedy

Credit: Tricia Kennedy

There is an admission to get in but trust me, it goes to such a great cause. Your money will be going to help families with critically ill kids get a dream vacation. For many families, this is their last chance to all make memories as a family. Getting to see beautiful lights and helping families in need is a win-win. This organization is run mainly by volunteers, so if you can help, you can find out more information here.

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This is how the event is explained in their website.

Night of a Million Lights will transform Give Kids The World’s whimsical storybook Village into a dazzling winter wonderland. Guests can immerse themselves in an exquisitely decorated fairytale neighborhood, featuring a 360-degree dancing lights show; explore a sparkling tree trail; view larger-than-life holiday displays; take photos at one-of-a-kind step-in frames and backdrops; visit a holiday marketplace, featuring visits by Santa; and enjoy a guided storytelling tour of 100 magnificently lit villas from the comfort of a tram, included in the price of the ticket. A variety of unique premium experiences ranging from dessert parties and behind-the-scenes tours to private balcony moments are also available for purchase.

Night of a Million Lights will run from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. daily, with staggered entry times of 5-7 pm, 6-8 pm or 8-10 pm to prevent crowding. Guests will be required to follow all safety protocols and posted instructions established by Give Kids The World Village, in accordance with the guidelines of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC.) Purchase tickets before they sell out!

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About Give Kids The World

Rated Four Stars by Charity Navigator 15 years in a row, Give Kids The World Village is an 89-acre, whimsical nonprofit resort in Central Florida that provides critically ill children and their families with magical weeklong wish vacations at no cost. Each family receives transportation, accommodations in one of the Village’s 166 storybook residential villas, all meals and snacks, nightly entertainment, donated theme park tickets, daily gifts and priceless interactive experiences at the Village, featuring accessible rides and attractions. Since 1986, Give Kids The World has welcomed more than 177,000 families from all 50 states and 76 countries. Learn more.

 

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About Tricia Kennedy

Tricia lives in Orlando and loves having Walt Disney World pretty much in her backyard. She can be found at Disney several times a week. She will often stop by a park for an hour or two, but she also enjoys spending a whole day there with her friends. A lifelong Star Wars fan, Tricia especially enjoys Star Tours and has ridden over 200 times. Tricia's other favorite thing is Disney's BoardWalk, where she can often be found taking a walk or watching the nightly street performers. If Tricia is not at the parks she's out playing drums or with her dog Yoda.