With significant snowfall in December, Bright Nights at Forest Park has been further enhanced. The blanket of snow enhances the winter wonderland with the lights' reflection. "Visitors say they wait for the snow," Judith A. Matt of the Spirit of Springfield said. "We've got snow."
The 14th season has already been deemed a success with an increase in traffic. It offers an affordable evening of entertainment for a carload of family and friends. Each have their favorite display, whether it is Seuss Land, Jurassic World, Winter Woods or Toy Land, where some children have said they would like to live. Others enjoy the serenity of the Garden of Peace, Victorian Village and Barney Mansion, and the majesty of the Giant Poinsettia Candles.
This week, Bright Nights will be opened nightly at 5 p.m. and will close at 9 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, and until 11 p.m. Wednesday (New Year's Eve) through Jan. 3.
The 2008 season of Bright Nights at Forest Park has been supported by Baystate Health, Big Y World Class Markets, Clear Channel, Comcast, C & W Realty, Foxwoods Resort Casino, Hasbro Games, Health New England, Kentucky Fried Chicken and A&W All-American Foods, MassMutual Financial Group, Mercy Medical Center, Northeast Grounds Management, Northern Tree Service, Palmer Renewable Energy, Sheraton Springfield, Siemens, the Republican, Tower Square, United Bank, United Personnel, Urban League of Springfield, Western Massachusetts Electric Company and WWLP-22 News
For more information about Bright Nights at Forest Park, visit www.brightnights.org or contact the Spirit of Springfield at 733-3800.
Bright Nights at Forest Park is produced by the Spirit of Springfield and the Springfield Parks, Buildings and Recreation Management.
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