Discover a food, music and dance-filled holiday celebration inspired by diverse cultural festivities. Diwali, or also known as Deepavali, or Festival of Lights is India’s biggest and most important holiday of the year. The festival gets its name from the row (avali) of clay lamps (deepa) that Indians light outside their homes to symbolize the inner light that protects from spiritual darkness. The mission of the Diwali at Southlake Town Square Festival of Lights is to celebrate Indian culture and traditions by featuring traditional Indian dance, entertainment, and food from various parts of India. The goal of Diwali at Town Square is to expose the Southlake community to the culture and traditions of India. In India, the Diwali celebration is akin to Christmas and it represents the triumph of good over evil, light over darkness, knowledge over ignorance.