Starbright Village & Community Tree Lighting Ceremony


McKinney Park, December 1, 2016 - January 1, 2017 -6pm-11pm

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6pm - 11pm

Join us at McKinney Park, 625 W Pool Rd (off of Interstate-20 and Highway 385), during the month of December as the City of Odessa invite you to Starbright Village, the largest display of lights in the Permian Basin. Over 270,000 lights and Holiday themed displays bring the Holiday season to life. Whether you’re walking or driving through, this event will bring out your holiday spirit as the lights shine bright and the holiday music plays over the radio.

Don't forget to visit with Santa in Santa Land every Friday and Saturday night (Dec 2-3,9-10,16-17) from 7 pm - 9 pm before Christmas during the Holiday season. More information below.

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2016 Community Christmas
Tree Lighting Ceremony
5:30 p.m. December 1

McKinney Park

 The 2016 Community Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony, kicks off Starbright Village with carolers, dancers, hot chocolate, and the Official Community Christmas Tree on December 3.  Entertainment starts at 5:30 pm and the Ceremony starts at 6:30 pm. So come early and carpool!  The City of Odessa Parks and Recreation Department strives to bring families together by spreading the joy of the holiday season. 




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Santa Land is a winter wonderland full of the Holiday Spirit along the journey to visit Santa.  Santa Land contains holiday fun features that you will have check to see for yourself.  Look for the white tent starting Friday, December 4.  Open every Friday and Saturday from 7 pm-9 pm during the Holiday season. 

Visits with Santa

Visits with Santa, presented by Medical Center Health Systems and Complex Community Federal Credit Union, is located inside Santa Land.  You can visit with Santa every Friday and Saturday, December 2 & 3, 9 & 10, and December 16 & 17, from 7 pm-9 pm.  Be sure to bring your own camera or phone to take photos, along with your special wish list.  There will a Contest Drawing for the winning Coloring page and a Letter to Santa page, so be sure to give it to Santa.


Special Thank You to this year’s sponsors: Devon Energy, Lithia All American Auto Group of Odessa , Complex Community Federal Credit Union, Medical Center Health System, Pet Mystique, Jr. League of Odessa, Jane Hext, the Odessa Chuck Wagon Gang, and Dale's Signs.  Be sure to look for their Holiday Greeting Cards along the Starbright Village lighted path. 

Join the City of Odessa as we bring the Holiday season to life.


For more information about Starbright Village and the Community Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony or how to become a sponsor of this event, click here for Special Event Sponsor Opportunities or contact the Odessa Parks and Recreation Department below!


Contact Information
Parks and Recreation
1100 W. 42nd Street
Odessa, TX 79764
Phone: (432) 368-3548