By Kimberly Robb Baker
If you’re looking to make lasting memories this holiday season, grab some tickets to the Sparkle Light Festival at Impact Field in Rosemont. It’s truly a taste of the North Pole right here in Chicagoland.
Our party of four ranged in age from 7 to 47, and a magical time was had by all. Of course, the stars of the show are the millions of lights that make up the many holiday scenes. This experience is perfect for family photos you’ll treasure forever with sparkling features including horse-drawn carriages, a giant Christmas tree, ornaments you can explore from the inside, a gorgeous tunnel of lights and many, many more. The light decorations cover most of the field with plenty of open space for kids of all ages to explore.
The two-story ice slide was also a favorite of our group. We were delighted to get endless rounds of sledding in—especially since our all-inclusive tickets covered hot drinks and a very tasty buffet at Rivers Stadium Club onsite, looking out across the lights. The kids loved the mac-n-cheese, hotdogs, bottomless hot chocolate and tasty desserts. After warming up and refueling, we returned to the field for more sledding and a few rides on the Holly Trolly train.
Adding greatly to our experience was the absolutely fantastic staff. From ticket takers to ride operators to the catering team, every interaction was full of warmth. My twelve-year-old said the staff reminded her of “those friendly neighbors in old Christmas movies.”
The kids went to bed with full bellies and happily exhausted. We’ll definitely be back again!
This holiday season, Rosemont’s Impact Field (9850 Balmoral Ave.) will shine a little brighter with the debut of Sparkle Light Festival. Visitors can enjoy a breathtaking immersive display of millions of holiday lights amongst outdoor holiday activities including train rides, winter tubing and themed mazes. Tickets are now available at www.sparklerosemont.com.
While visiting Sparkle Light Festival, guests are invited to explore five illuminated villages: the Frozen Forest, Snowflake Circle, Winter Wonderland, the North Pole and Deck the Walls, an all-ages maze of lights. Families can also visit “Rudolph’s Kids Zone” and enjoy a children’s maze, see-saws and other interactive activities. Additional attractions include winter tubing on the “Alpine Slide” and free train rides on the “Holly Trolly.” A special menu of festive food and beverage options will also be available.
“This season, we’ve reimagined our holiday light experience at Impact Field to create the ultimate destination for holiday magic,” said Rosemont Mayor Brad Stephens. “We are thrilled to partner with the Chicago Dogs to bring what is sure to be the area’s premier light festival to Rosemont.”
Sparkle Light Festival will be open through January 1, 2023. General admission tickets will be available for $25 for adults and $20 for children ages two through 12.
Premium ticket packages and add-on experiences are also available and include:
Tubing rides on the "Alpine Slide" ($22 per person): allows unlimited rides on the Alpine Slide during designated timeframe.
Rivers Stadium Club Tickets ($70 per person): this all-inclusive ticket allows access to Impact Field's "Rivers Stadium Club" complete with a premium buffet, house beer and wine, non-alcoholic beverages and unlimited tubing.
Parking is available at Impact Field’s onsite parking garage for $5 per vehicle.
About Impact Field
Impact Field is a 6,300-seat stadium located in Rosemont at the intersection of Balmoral Avenue and Pearl Street, west of I-294, at 9850 Balmoral Avenue. The ballpark serves as the home of the American Association of Professional Baseball team, the Chicago Dogs. Sponsored by Impact Networking, Impact Field offers a variety of different spaces and experiences for visitors including a private club, suites, field-level experience and more.
About The Village of Rosemont
Rosemont, Illinois, Chicagoland’s business and entertainment suburb, is conveniently
located five minutes from O’Hare Airport and twenty minutes from Chicago’s downtown. Easily accessible via the area’s major highways, Rosemont is home to the Allstate Arena, Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, a wide variety of hotel and dining options, Rosemont Theatre, Fashion Outlets of Chicago, Parkway Bank Park entertainment district and Impact Field. Rosemont continues to grow and evolve based on the new vision of Mayor Bradley A. Stephens. For more information, visit Rosemont.com.