The 18th annual Ritzy's Fantasy of Lights to benefit Easter Seals—a magical mile of holiday lights in Evansville's Garvin Park—opens on Thanksgiving night, Thursday, November 24, and will operate nightly through Jan. 1. A total of 61 elaborate animated displays are included in this year’s drive-through show. Hours are 5-9 p.m. Sunday-Thursday and 5-10 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

 Admission fees fund therapy for tri-state children and adults with disabilities served by the Easter Seals Rehabilitation Center. Admission per vehicle with up to 6 people is $7; 7-14 people $10; and 15 people or more $25. With each paid admission to Ritzy’s Fantasy of Lights, visitors receive a coupon for $4 off tickets to an Evansville IceMen hockey game at the new Ford Center.

 Advance tickets to Ritzy’s Fantasy of Lights make great gifts and are available at any Evansville Ritzy’s restaurant and at the Easter Seals Rehabilitation Center, 3701 Bellemeade Ave. For discounted pricing on quantities of 50 tickets or more, call Laura Roettger, Easter Seals, 812-437-2627.

Horse-drawn carriage rides are available nightly (weather permitting) for $30, which includes admission for all carriage passengers. Reservations are not required, but to reserve a wheelchair accessible carriage or for other details on carriage rides, call 812-449-6321.

 More information on Ritzy’s Fantasy of Lights is available at,, or 812-437-2627.