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December 12, 2013

Festival of Lights now open at Stephen Foster-Event runs through Jan. 3

Jasper — Now in its 20th year, the Festival of Lights at Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park continues going strong and gets better every year.

Festival of Lights began Friday, Dec. 6 and will continue throughout the holidays until Jan. 3, 2014. The park will be open each evening until 9 p.m., except Christmas Night, Dec. 25.

This Top 20 event in the southeastern United States allows visitors to enjoy award-winning holiday sights and sounds, unique holiday light displays, an antebellum museum dressed in full holiday splendor, a gingerbread village, candy cane forest, Santa’s runway and so much more.

The park’s centerpiece 200 foot tall Carillon Tower will be illuminating the night sky as holiday music rings from its bells.

Cousin Thelma Boltin’s Gift Shop will be open daily from noon until 9 p.m. Complimentary hot cocoa and popcorn will be served nightly in the Craft Square. There will be demonstrations, a bonfire, marshmallow roasting and holiday singing for everyone, as well as a “flurry” of fun in the winter wonderland, which includes holiday music nightly from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Be sure to bring the kids because Santa will visit the park every evening through Dec. 24. You’ll find him in the new North Pole area.

Entrance fee during Festival of Lights is $3 per person. The event is sponsored by the Stephen Foster Citizens Support Organization, and made possible by the generous support of numerous local individuals and businesses. For more information, call 386-397-4331.

There are more photos online and photos are available for purchase. Go to nflaonline.com and click the photo gallery link on the left navigation bar.

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