- By Kelli Reich
- Posted Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Festival of Lights is Open!
Forsyth County’s Tanglewood Park is once again ablaze with the 18th annual Festival of Lights sponsored by Chick-Fil-A. The Festival of Lights is open nightly through January 3rd from 6:00 - 11:00 pm, including holidays.
The Festival of Lights began in 1992 as a 1.5 mile route with 25 displays. Today, the four mile route consists of 180 displays, 70 of which are animated, made with approximately one million lights. Visitors also have the chance to shop the 100 art and craft booths at the Red Barn Gift Shop or roast a marshmallow and drink hot chocolate by the fire.
Every year, Tanglewood Park adds or replaces light displays. This year, Tanglewood has added a brand new LED 110’ christmas tree that will delight visitors with an extraordinary light show.
The cost for the Festival of Lights for a family vehicle is $10 Monday - Thursday and $14 Friday - Sunday and on holidays and “eves”. Commercial vans are $20 Monday - Thursday and $25 Friday - Sunday and on holidays and “eves”. Buses and motorcoaches are $90.