Covid Guidance

Lights All Night Health & Safety Briefing

All guidelines are subject to change based on updated circumstances

The Lights All Night team continues to work hard to ensure a safe environment for everyone during the festival this year.

LAN needs every event goer to do their part and most of all, be respectful of others and do the right thing. The current health situation makes for a challenging backdrop for the 11th edition of LAN. Of course, we would love for everyone to attend the festival this year and continue the great year end traditions that make the event special to so many, however, we understand that some will be hesitant. We ask that those who attend do so because they are willing to follow our health guidelines – not because it’s mandated, but because it’s the right thing to do.

During these times, we acknowledge that no event can be completely risk-free, and we’re counting on you to do your part to help us present as safe of an event as we can by following the below health guidance, which is subject to change:

Get vaccinated & boosted. If you’re fully vaccinated with a booster shot, thank you! If you’re not, now is the time to be protected for when the Lights All Night’s opening day arrives. That’s the best thing you can do for yourself and for everyone around you. It’s widely recognized that most of all current COVID-19 cases are among unvaccinated people. While we will not (and cannot legally) require you to show proof of vaccination or a recent negative COVID-19 test to enter the festival, if you’re not vaccinated & boosted and plan to attend, we urge you to do your research, talk to your doctor, and consider a vaccine, both for your safety and the safety of others.

Get Tested. Getting tested is a great way to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The CDC suggests you test within 48 hours prior to attending large gatherings. Although we are not mandating you provide us with a negative COVID test to attend the festival, we do suggest you highly consider this as a safe and responsible measure to protect yourself and those around you. Testing locations can be found here:

Make an informed decision about attending LAN. Before you visit, make sure you’ve considered your personal health situation and how you can best keep yourself and those close to you safe and healthy. The Texas Department of State Health Services has a comprehensive webpage on COVID-19 with the latest information on testing, vaccinations, symptoms, what to do if you feel ill, protecting yourself and others, and more.

Visit for more information.

Wear a face covering. Masks protect everyone. Plan to bring a mask for yourself and everyone in your party with you to attend the 2021 Lights All Night festivalWear a mask in the following settings:

  • Indoors, for both vaccinated and unvaccinated people. As of December 15, given the current situation with increasing COVID cases in Dallas County and the current Dallas County order on the Required Use of a Face Mask in Certain Public Space, masks will be required when indoors. Wearing a mask in indoor public spaces, regardless of your vaccination status, can help protect you and everyone near you.
  • Outdoors in crowded settings, especially if you are not vaccinated.
  • At some independent vendor booths who may require everyone in their booth to wear a mask.


We are largely an indoor event with plenty of eating and drinking. Approximately 80% of Lights All Night is held within an indoor setting. Mandating masks festival-wide would be extremely difficult for our organization to enforce, so we are urging you to pitch in and do your part by following the above guidelines. Particularly if you go inside, simply put a face covering on for the time you’re dancing, catching a set, or visiting a sponsor or vendor activation.

Again, we ask that you bring your own mask with you to the festival, but if you forget yours, we’ll have a supply at our gates for you. Just ask at the gate attendant when you enter or at an information booth on the fairgrounds.

Wear a face covering if you take DART or Rideshare to the Festival. Many guests arrive at the Festival via DART or other forms of mass transit. Federal regulations require all public transportation passengers to wear masks while they are waiting for and on a train. Rideshare apps such as Uber and Lyft have their own mask requirements.

Use hand sanitizer or wash your hands frequently. More than 50 free hand sanitizer stations are made available by Lights All Night throughout the festival grounds. Plus, there are hand sanitizing stations and sinks near the bathroom area.

Stay home if you’re not feeling well or you’ve had close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19. Get tested and get well before you attend the festival. If within the 10 days before you attend the festival you have tested positive or presumptively positive for COVID-19, experienced any related symptoms or been in direct contact with or in the immediate vicinity of any person who is confirmed or suspected of being infected with COVID-19, even if you do not have symptoms, please stay home.

Most of all, please respect your fellow festivalgoers. We’re all in this together. And please remember that some operators may be short-staffed due to labor shortages. Please practice patience and be kind to those who showed up to work and serve you at the Lights All Night.

Please visit the CDC’s website for more information on how to protect yourself from COVID-19.

CDC guidelines for fully vaccinated individuals:     

CDC guidelines for non-vaccinated individuals:  

COVID-19 is an extremely contagious virus that can lead to severe illness and even death. An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place regardless of precautions that may be taken. By entering the festival grounds, you voluntarily assume all risks, hazards and dangers related to exposure, contracting and/or transmitting COVID-19, and voluntarily waive all claims and suits against Lights All Night and its sponsors, licensors, lessors, vendors, suppliers and support personnel relating to COVID-19.

All information is subject to change. We will continue to monitor the situation and communicate updates as Opening Day draws closer.