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Grand Prairie's Delayed Prairie Lights Display To Reopen Thursday

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GRAND PRAIRIE (CBSDFW.COM) -  Due to high water at Joe Pool Lake caused by recent rains, Prairie Lights by Breeze Energy has been closed since Nov. 27, but plans to reopen Thursday, Dec. 3, after a retrofit.

The city says a temporary gravel road will be built circumventing the flooded route until the waters recede and the entire park can be reopened.

To compensate customers who will be able to see 75% of the displays, entrance rates will be discounted by 25%.

Monday-Thursday will be $15 a car instead of $20. Friday—Sunday and holidays will be $25 a car instead of $35.

Rates for larger vehicles vary. Each car will receive a letter explaining the situation and a $5 off coupon for the Holiday Village Gift Shop.

Prairie lights features four million lights set along two miles of path. Located at Lynn Creek Park, 5610 Lake Ridge Parkway in Grand Prairie, Prairie Lights glows this year with hundreds of all new displays lining and arching over the roads.

Prairie Lights will be open 6-9 p.m. Sunday-Thursday non-holidays and 6-10 p.m. Friday-Saturday and holidays through Jan. 4, 2016.

Halfway through the drive through Prairie Lights, the Holiday Village offers an opportunity to get out of your car to enjoy kettle corn, funnel cakes and other holiday food, gifts, carnival rides, Santa, the all-new Cosmic Holiday laser and video immersion presentation, and the Holiday Magic Lighted Walk-Through Forest. The second half of the drive ends with an animated light tunnel—the perfect finale to a fabulous night.

The city says thanks to Breeze Energy, Prairie Lights is Going Green in 2015. Breeze Energy a company committed to 100% pure, 100% clean, 100% Texas wind energy, is donating renewable energy credits to the city of Grand Prairie to offset the carbon footprint of the increased energy usage for Prairie Lights electricity consumption and fuel consumed by the estimated 50,000 vehicles visiting the drive through park.

Breeze Energy is giving away one free year of renewable wind energy to one lucky winner in celebration of Prairie Lights Go Green in 2015! To enter this sweepstakes, click here.  to enter or Prairie Lights visitors can scan the special QR code at the Breeze Energy display in Holiday Village and enter on their smart phones.

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