What’s billed as the premier holiday lighting display in the Northeast has launched its 24th season in Springfield, Massachusetts
Bright Nights at Forest Park features Christmas- and children’s storybook-themed lighting displays spread along three miles in the city’s largest park.
With the exception of November 26th and 27th, when the park is closed for a road race, the lights are on every night through January 1, 2019.
A new display this year is sponsored by the Springfield Thunderbirds hockey team. It features two players passing a puck and the team’s logo.
On Friday, the focus shifts downtown for the annual Parade of the Big Balloons, a tree-lighting, and the opening of Springfield’s first outdoor ice skating rink.
WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke recently with Spirit of Springfield President Judy Matt about all the activity.