Christmas in the Park in Tylertown, MS opens the night before Thanksgiving with the annual Walking Tour. Participants will be able get an up close view of the lighted park, strolling through at their own pace–start when you please and finish when you please, between the hours of 6-8:30 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults and $2 for children. There will be 3-D glasses available for $1 and hot chocolate and cookies for a donation.
Santa and Mrs. Claus will be available for children to say hello. Tami Tolar said “bring you camera and capture the moment with Santa and Mrs. Claus if you choose. a door prize of $500 donated by Market Max and Pigott Oil will be given away at the end of the night.” Enter Wednesday night by the Hwy. 48 entrance. Plenty of parking is available.
The “bazillions” of holiday lights attract thousands to the park each year where viewers see approximately 1,000 lighted displays. “There are over 150 volunteers whose contributions make Christmas in the Park possible. Display setup begins in late September and continues until the day before Thanksgiving, the even-ing of the Walking Tour.
Maintenance and troubleshooting continues throughout the season until take-down begins after New Year’s Day and usually takes about a month to get the displays back in storage. From design, storing, transporting, locating, erecting, powering, maintenance, fundraising, promoting and operating—literally thousands of man hours are invested in this spectacular event—and every volunteer would say that it is worth every minute,” Tolar said.
Drive through tours begin Thanksgiving through New Year’s Eve, weather permitting, nightly from 6-8:30. Admission to the park is 45 per passenger vehicle, $10 for commercial vans and $20 for buses. a drive through the park takes around 20-30 minutes. In recent years, it is estimated that around 30,000 people view the park annually during the holiday season.
on December 5, 2018, 11:26 am