The annual event began with a mere 22,000 lights in 1997 and has grown to over 3,000,000 (that’s 3 MILLION) dazzling lights. In 2017, our biggest year, over 25,000 people enjoyed the holiday enchantment of the various displays compared to 7,120 people in 1997. Over the years, visitors have come from dozens of states and more than 8 foreign countries making this nightly show a truly international event.
The brain child of past volunteers, Olivia Abbott and Keith Pepper, the 25 year old Festival of Lights is a completely volunteer coordinated and staffed event. In the early years, there were only a few dozen people to help string the lights in the park. A few more individuals baked cookies and the local schools helped by designing and distributing posters. That same spirit of volunteering is still at the core of the event.
Open Nightly, 5-9p, Nov 25th-Dec 27th $3 Adults, Kids 12 & under free, Cash only, please.