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Fantasy Lights aglowin in Spanaway Park
“Pierce County Parks and Recreation is pleased to present the 13th annual ‘Fantasy Lights at Spanaway Park’ the largest holiday drive-through display in the Northwest, featuring nearly 300 elaborate displays and thousands of sparkling lights. The beautiful two-mile drive along Spanaway Lake has become a memorable lakeside tradition for the entire family,” quoting Pierce County Parks & Recreation.
“Featuring more than 300 elaborate displays and thousands of sparkling lights, the 2-1/4 mile route along the shores of Spanaway Lake has become a memorable holiday tradition for families in the Puget Sound area and other parts of Washington. New attractions include Jumping Frog of Calaveras County, Poinsettia Ave, Fantasy Cattle and Sant’s Elf Town featuring the Train Station Spectacular.
“Fantasy Lights has developed into a signature event and has created many family traditions,” said Recreation Supervisor Wendi Garrison. “Our staff takes pride in making this event something the community can enjoy year after year. It is a great feeling to know we are being appreciated for our efforts and, more importantly, that the public sees Fantasy Lights as an important community asset.”
In 2005, the Washington Recreation and Parks Association presented Pierce County Parks and Recreation the Spotlight Events Program of Excellence Award as the top special event in the State of Washington for 2005.
One of the things that makes Fantasy Lights unique in the Northwest is the opportunity to enjoy the sights and sounds from the warmth and comfort of one’s own vehicle. Visitors of all ages are treated to the magical world of animation and imagination where bears play the drums, Santa flies an airplane, a sea serpent breathes fire, Mount St. Helens erupts, Santa and Rudolf sail a tall ship, and reindeer leap over cars. Holiday music by local junior high schools, high schools, and others can be tuned into on the FM dial while admiring the lights,” quoting Pierce County News.
Open daily, 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., through Monday, December 31, the tour costs $13 per car and advance discount tickets can be purchased at Sprinkler Recreation Center. For more information, call (253) 798-3330.