Hol­i­day light shows will brighten your land­scape very soon

Tri-City Herald (Sunday) - - Local News - BY CAMERON PROBERT [email protected]­i­ty­her­ald.com Cameron Probert: 509-582-1402; Twit­ter: @cameron­cprobert

It’s time for the hol­i­day light shows to brighten up the night skies.

Richland opens its Win­ter Won­der­land at John Dam Plaza on Fri­day with the open­ing of HAPO’s Fes­ti­val of Lights. Peo­ple can pick up a cup of hot co­coa and some ket­tlecorn start­ing at 5:30 p.m.

Along with a per­for­mance from the Richland High School pep band and a visit from Santa, the dec­o­ra­tions will be lit up at 6 p.m. Fes­tiv­i­ties then move across the street to Howard Amon Park where peo­ple can watch the Lighted Boat Pa­rade make it’s way down the Columbia River.

Fri­day will be the first night of the pa­rade, but it will sail along the river from the Cable Bridge in Ken­newick to Han­ford House in Richland be­tween 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. on Satur­day as well.

The tra­di­tion started in 1964 and is or­ga­nized by the Clover Is­land Yacht Club.

Richland plans to con­tinue the hol­i­day cel­e­bra­tion for three more weeks af­ter the open­ing week­end with movies, hol­i­day mu­sic and dis­plays. A full list of Win­ter Won­der­land events is avail­able at www. rich­land­park­san­drec.com.

In Ken­newick, more than 500,000 Christ­mas lights will shine on Dec. 7 at 400 North Quay Street as the Senske Char­ity Christ­mas Light Show Open House. The show is synced with mu­sic played on 90.3 FM. The open house will run 6 to 9 p.m. Dec. 7 and 5 to 9 p.m. Dec. 8.

The com­pany is part­ner­ing with 2nd Har­vest to ac­cept food and cash dona­tions. Bar­racuda Cof­fee Co., Broth­ers Cheese Steaks and Be­tween the Buns will be sell­ing food and drinks, with pro­ceeds go­ing to the non-profit that fights hunger by sup­ply­ing 250 food banks, meal cen­ters and other pro­grams.

“Our goal is sim­ple, to pro­vide an event for every­one to come to­gether as a com­mu­nity, en­joy the Christ­mas light show and help make the hol­i­day sea­son a lit­tle bet­ter for fam­i­lies in need,” the re­gional lawn, tree and pest con­trol com­pany said.

If you miss the open house, the light show will con­tinue nightly in De­cem­ber.

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