If there was ever any doubt, something magical is happening at Comanche Trail Park again this holiday season with the 14th annual Festival of Lights.
There’s no doubt the Festival of Lights is now a tradition and a major attraction for Big Spring during the holiday season.
But if you haven’t seen this year’s display yet, or would just like to see it again this season, you’d better do so quickly. Only a couple of nights — tonight and Friday night — remain in the festival’s run.
And festival organizers want to see more than more visitors in the next few nights.
That’s right, thousands of people have already toured the Festival of Lights, but they won’t be satisfied until that target of 25,000 visitors is reached.
And we’re with them on this.
Let’s face it, if people from 40 different states and more than a dozen other nations find it necessary to wind their way through the brilliant light display inside the park, as they have in some years, certainly we should do so as well.
The giant poinsettias, arranged around and reflected in the waters of the historic Big Spring and those lining the dam along U.S. 87 grab the eye, but they are just a few of the festival’s attractions.
Did we tell you there is no admission? That’s right, this show is free to all comers, although donations will be accepted and are most assuredly appreciated.
Those donations make it possible to not only maintain the displays, but expand them each year.
Be sure to take a few moments during the next two days, pack up the family or even a few friends and take a tour through the park and enjoy the almost magical display volunteers have created.
We’ve already said it this season, but we’re still sure that you’ll be pleased with what you see and glad you took the time.