Fantasy Lights are up and shining

More than 300 lighted holiday displays are turning the grounds of Spanaway Park into one of the brightest spots in Pierce County every night through the first day of 2016. The 21st annual Fantasy Lights drive-through display, repurtedly the largeest of its kind in the Northwest and put on by the county's Parks and Recreation Department, opens nightly at 5:30 p.m. During the slow drive through the park's winding road, visitors can enjoy a world of animation and imagination where bears fly kites, Santa and Rudolf sail a tall ship, snow boys kick field goals, penguins slide down an igloo, and reindeer leap over vehicles. Admission costs $14 per vehicle (up to 24 passengers) and $45 for each bus with 25 or more passengers. The last of several half-price nights is scheduled for Dec. 9. Before the crowds started streaming into the park Nov. 26, acrews spent weeks moving frames and thousands of multi-colored lights into position for the elaborate displays. Parks Department officials said nearly 7,000 people got a sneak preview of the show during a walk-event Nov. 22. The park is at 14905 Bresemann Blvd. S., near Sprinker Recreation Center.


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