LIVE OAK — The much anticipated Suwannee Lights are open, bringing to the public this spectacular drive thru/walk thru wonderland of more than six million twinkling lights and dozens of lighted displays through Dec. 30 at the Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park.

Gates are open from 6-10 p.m. every night through Dec. 30. Admission at the gate with discounts for senior citizens, military and first responders. 

This event is sponsored by Lewis Walker Roofing INC (LWA), Busy Bee, Power Country 102.1 FM, 1st Street Music & Sound Company, Jacksonville’s Country WQIK 99.1, Lake City Reporter, Big 98.1 FM and Visit Florida/Suwannee County.

Monday night is BOGO (buy one, get one) night for tickets at Suwannee Lights. Join your friends and family on Busy Bee night every Tuesday with free tickets. Get one free ticket any time at any Busy Bee Food Store by purchasing a package of Uncle Ray’s Chips and a 20-ounce Coca-Cola product. Limit one per person per visit and not valid with any other offer.

This extravaganza of beautiful, sparkling lights and beautiful lighted displays brought some 40,000 visitors from all across Florida, Georgia and other states in 2018 to the SOSMP to make Christmas memories for their families. Families come to marvel at the more than six million lights, new, better and beloved displays such as the red, white and blue uniformed soldiers, beautiful lighted nativity scene, Santa’s Workshop and once one arrives at the Amphitheater area, they will be delighted to park and walk through part of the Suwannee Lights at the Amphitheater where they will find a colorful animated band playing on the stage.

After leaving the display, there is the shopping experience near the Country Store where all the Christmas shopping can be done at once. The Snack Shack serves up hot chocolate, s’mores, a delicious assembly of sweets to enjoy there or perhaps take some home for gifts. There’s also the Dame Folks Crafts where one can special order hand-made gifts or choose from the display while live entertainment takes place in front of the Country Store. That jolly old guy with the white hair and beard will be at Santa’s Wonderland every night before Christmas in December waiting to hear what every little good boy and girl wants for Christmas this year.

Entertainment will be at the fire pit in front of the Country Store on Friday and Saturday evenings from 6:30-9:30 p.m. and arts and crafts are available for the kids.

Busy Bee will also sponsor Snow Night Dec. 28 at the Music Park. Free admission to Snow Night where the kids will have a blast sliding down piles of man-made snow and enjoy bounce houses and much more.

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