CARVER – Edaville USA will launch its 2012 Christmas Festival of Lights in the true spirit of the season – the spirit of giving.
On Nov. 17, 50 percent of all paid admissions will go directly to programs at Boston Children's Hospital. A special feature of this event, billed Edaville's Pink Christmas, will be an exclusive east coast preview of Barbie Rocks jewelry, created by celebrity designers Layna and Alan Friedman.
"We are thrilled to be able to contribute to the important work of Boston Children's Hospital," Jon Delli Priscoli, Edaville owner, said. "We've been looking into ways to give to children's causes, and this allows our fans to take a significant part in that contribution – while enjoying the magic of the season."
Further adding to the excitement of this year's Christmas Festival of Lights kick-off is an exclusive showing of the Barbie Rock's jewelry collection, straight from the design studios of Layna and Alan Friedman in Beverly Hills.
The collection features diamonds and coloreds stones that appeal to "Barbie girls" of all ages, and are not available for sale anywhere else in New England.
Edaville's Christmas Festival of Lights has been a New England tradition for five generations.
Featuring an authentic railway winding through unspoiled pine forests and working cranberry bogs, 12 vintage amusement rides and a variety of indoor and outdoor play spaces all decorated to evoke the magic of the season – and all included in the $18 admission.
For 2012, the festival opens Nov. 16 and runs most dates through Jan. 6, 2013.
For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.edaville.com