Twilights event shines brightly
Chimney Park draws a crowd for its annual Christmas celebration
Chimney Park was packed Sunday evening as more than 1,200 people attended the park’s annual Christmas celebration.
Drawn by holiday storytelling, caroling and plenty of Christmas decorations, the fifth annual Twilights at Chimney Park saw its largest ever crowd and might make a profit for the first time.
Decorations usually cost around $2,500 or more, but turnout and donations were larger than ever, so the nonprofit Friends of Newton Parks believes it will make a profit, said chairwoman Jean Austin.
“It was just magical,” Austin said. “People are so warm and so friendly. You get to meet old friends and make new friends, and (the event) gets you in the mood for the holiday.”
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