Christmas in the Park


Annual holiday displays opens tonight

HENLAWSON — Thousands of lights will begin twinkling tonight in Chief Logan State Park when the annual Christmas in the Park opens.

Miles of lighted Christmas displays began dotting the landscape in the park in October as volunteers began setting up the attraction. Organizers said preparations went smoothly due to this year’s warm fall weather.

“This weather has been good for us in getting things up,” Tim Tomblin, organizer of the display, said recently.

Tomblin reports several new displays will be available this year.

“One is a snowman blowing snow and the trees shivering,” Tomblin said, “And the vocational school is helping us fixing some little things.”

Tomblin said many of the bulbs have been switched out to new, more efficient LED bulbs.

“All the displays going across the road have LED in them,” Tomblin said. “By next year, we should have everything LED.”

Tomblin said the LED bulbs will burn brighter and last longer.

Christmas in the Park will be open from November 26 until December 31.

The display is free to motorists, but volunteers will be at the entrance to the park collecting donations to help pay for the cost of the electricity needed to run the attraction and display maintenance.

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Annual holiday displays opens tonight

Martha Sparks is a news reporter and can be reached at 304-752-6950, ext. 1728, or via Twitter at @MarthaSparks.

Martha Sparks is a news reporter and can be reached at 304-752-6950, ext. 1728, or via Twitter at @MarthaSparks.

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