Prairie Lights Sneak A Peek 5K, Grand Prairie

Prairie Lights Sneak A Peek 5K

Prairie Lights Sneak a Peek 5K

Driving through the amazing lights at Prairie Lights has been a family tradition since my kids were very small.  I can remember when it was originally at the Johnson and Johnson Facility off I-20, and they had hay wagons to take you through the park.  That only last a year or two, and for years it’s been located at Loyd Park in Grand Prairie.  We love to fill up our car with friends, blankets and a thermos of hot chocolate and spend the evening looking at the lights!

Prairie Lights Sneak A Peek 5K

About 6 years ago, we started attending the annual Prairie Lights Sneak A Peek 5K, and we added it to our family tradition as well!  While the race has grown in size, it’s still a fun way to see all the lights and enjoy time with our friends!

Honestly, one of the best things about it is just being with friends!

Registration usually begins in October, and we like to take advantage of the group pricing, so we always make sure to have a crowd going!

Prairie Lights Sneak A Peek 5K

The lights this year were amazing!

Everyone’s favorite, the tunnel of lights!

Prairie Lights Sneak A Peek 5K

Prairie Lights is designed and built by Lightasmic, which does Holiday Lights Shows around the country, and Sugar Land Holiday Lights down near Houston!  Click HERE to read more about Lightasmic and HERE to read more about Sugar Land Holiday Lights.

Prairie Lights Sneak A Peek 5K

Before the race, you can keep warm in the tent with hot chocolate!  One of the fun things about this race is you never know the weather in November!  We’ve been freezing, sweating, wet and had just perfect nights!  But we’ve loved all of them!

Prairie Lights Sneak A Peek 2012
For a list of more family fun 5Ks to do around the state, click HERE.
Prairie Lights doesn’t officially open until Thanksgiving Day,
and runs thru New Year’s Eve.  Santa, the Holiday Magic Lighted Forest and the rides aren’t open during the Sneak A Peek 5K.  
All traffic is also stopped, so you can’t leave until the last runners are back.
Dogs are welcome at the Sneak A Peek 5K!
For 2018, the Grand Prairie major had a bike ride through Prairie Lights the day after the race.  We weren’t able to attend, but my friend Holley and her family did and absolutely loved it!

Things To Do in Grand Prairie


Ripley’s Believe It or Not and Louis Tussaud’s Palace of Wax offers exhibits from the unusual to the weird, and kids just love it!  Click HERE for more information.

Epic Waters Indoor Waterpark is a huge waterpark open year round!  Click HERE for more information.

Nottingham Bees lets you suit up in a protective gear and tour their apiary!  You can hold a honey frame and learn about these interesting insects!  Click HERE for more information.


The Oasis is one of the only a handful of waterfront restaurants in North Texas, and we always enjoy a visit.  It’s especially nice to see the lights of Prairie Lights across the lake!  The kids will love feeding the ducks and fish!  Click HERE for more information.

 Prairie Lights Sneak A Peek 5K 
5610 Lake Ridge Pkwy., Grand Prairie
Click HERE to visit their website.

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