The holiday season is being kicked off with the traditional Northern Spirit Light Show hosted by the Peace Draft Horse Club at Evergreen Park.
Guests can experience the spectacular light show via the inside of their warm vehicles or take in the sights with a cheerful horse-drawn wagon ride.
“There’ll be a couple of fires there that you can sit around, we’ll have benches and you can probably cook a wiener or a marshmallow and go for a horse ride under the lights and then come back for free hot chocolate,” said Barry Miles, a horse director with the club and an organizer of the light show.
This year promises to have one or two new twinkling displays and a newly built Amish-style, roof-covered bridge.
“Each year we try to make it bigger and better and I think we’re slowly doing that,” said Miles, who has along with other members of the club and volunteers, been working since Sept. 26, to put together the show.
“Our very first weekend down (in Evergreen), there was about 20-some people helping and that was just wild, it was really cool,” said Miles.
A gala Tuesday will mark the launch of the show.
“That’s the opening night for all the sponsors who want to come down…they can come down to the gala and they get to see the light show first because they were the ones to put the money out,” said Miles.
On Nov. 21, the show officially opens to the public starts running every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
From Dec. 11-31, the show will start running daily, with the exception of Christmas day.
Admission onto the wagon is $5 per person or $15 for the family package, which includes two adults and two children.
Cars are also $15 each.
Donations to the food bank are welcome.
“It’s a nice place to take a family and go out for the evening,” said Miles.
NORTHERN SPIRIT LIGHT SHOW ...
The Northern Spirit Light Show operated by the Peace Draft Horse Club is on display at Evergreen Park every November-December.
It opens Nov. 21 and this year and again there will be wagon rides available through the light show for the public or people can drive their vehicles through.
Private wagon rides are also available. To book a private ride for your group or organzation you need to call 780-814-1160 or 780-567-2499.
Open 6-10 p.m. on Nov. 21-30, Dec. 5-7, Dec. 11-24 and Dec. 26-31
Cars: $15 Wagon Rides: $5 each seven and over and free six and under or family rate of $15 (two adults and their children)