Fes­ti­val of Lights now on dis­play

Serve Daily - - FRONT PAGE - By Elaine Hansen Spe­cial Events Span­ish Fork City

The Fes­ti­val of Lights, now in its 24th year of op­er­a­tion in Span­ish Fork, is big­ger and bet­ter than ever. As one of the only “drive-through” Christ­mas lights dis­plays in Utah County, it car­ries the dis­tinc­tion of be­ing the best deal in the area. Most drive-through light­ing ex­pe­ri­ences charge $20 per car, but at the Fes­ti­val of Lights, res­i­dents can bring the whole fam­ily and any­one else that can fit into their car for $7 per car­load. Or they can bring a large pas­sen­ger van or any ve­hi­cle tow­ing a trailer for $20 or a bus for $30.

Last year, the fes­ti­val fea­tured the North Wind blow­ing hard and chang­ing its fairy­tale cas­tle in a “Frozen” cas­tle. It was ex­tremely pop­u­lar, so that dis­play has been in­cluded again this year. Ev­ery year, the fes­ti­val is made more bril­liant as more and more fix­tures are re­fitt­ted with LED bulbs.

There are a myr­iad of themes through­out the park where vis­i­tors can en­joy Santa’s candy cane fac­tory, Dick­ens-style vil­lagers, cow­boys and lots of friendly fly­ing geese, graz­ing deer, jump­ing frogs and butting rams. The beau­ti­ful pond boasts sea mon­sters, swans and other aquatic themes. The Fes­ti­val of Lights will open ev­ery evening at 6 p.m. and re­main open un­til 10 p.m. through New Year’s Day. The fes­ti­val is lo­cated in Canyon View Park, 3300 E. Pow­er­house Rd., Span­ish Fork.

Photo by Stephen Par­sons

Span­ish Fork City’s Fes­ti­val of Lights is now open in Canyon View Park. The drive-through Christ­mas light dis­plays in­clude a “Frozen” cas­tle and Santa’s candy cane fac­tory.

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