Our title sponsor, Ritzy’s Luxury Grill & Ice Creams, is the driving force behind Ritzy’s Fantasy of Lights. Andy Guagenti, founder of Ritzy’s, brought the idea of a light display event to Evansville nearly 30 years ago starting with 26 displays. Now with more than 70 displays, Ritzy’s continues to be an exceptional supporter of Easterseals and generously donates time and financial support. Plus, annually Ritzy’s provides lunches to our IBEW/JATC/NECA/Teamsters/Operating Engineer volunteers during set-up and tear down days…that’s more than 9,350 meals since 1994.
Seven beautiful lighted trees are placed at the end of Main Street as the starting point for your drive. Each tree sequences separately allowing a brilliant array of color and twinkling lights. This intricate display boasts thousands of bulbs and the tallest tree is more than 20 feet tall.
Salute our two toy soldiers as you drive by these tall displays. Each stands on either side of the street and welcomes visitors to enjoy the dozens of displays throughout the park.
Santa is playing the 12 days of Christmas at his grand piano! He is a marvelous musician and if you start singing now, you’ll finish the song by the end of your drive! This display brightens the night sky each evening.
Santa is getting ready for the holidays and he’s making sure his tank is filled before he stops by for Mrs. Claus to join him. Just look at that hot rod – it’s one of Santa’s favorites!
Donated in 2021 to Easterseals by the Dream Center of Evansville, our new Nativity scene gathers 12 different characters and celebrates the holiday season with peace and love.
Hey kids, check out the new house for our reindeer! Smiling from antler to antler, our reindeer enjoy pleasant evenings under the protective roof of their new house waiting for Christmas to arrive each and every year.
Can you smell the sweet gingerbread cookies as they come out of the oven? Mmmmm… so good! Our gingerbread people and their life size candy lollipops and gumdrop trees are just the perfect holiday treat. The display, located now along the far end of the lake in Garvin Park, gives our gingerbread people a great view of all the Ritzy’s Fantasy of Lights displays. Enjoy!