WARSAW — Come out and celebrate the first lighting of the Central Park Holiday Light Display at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 2.
“Light Up the Night” is a free event sponsored by Warsaw Parks & Recreation.
Santa and Mrs. Claus will ride in the First Friday Twinkle Parade and will arrive at the park around 7:30 p.m. to visit with the children.
The event will offer music and refreshments. There will be glow necklaces available for children while supplies last.
Members of Young Tigers Football will be selling cookies, popcorn and hot cocoa, with all proceeds going to next year’s light display.
A group of students will be singing Christmas carols on the Glover Pavilion at 7:30 p.m.
This is the 19th year for the Christmas display, which features over 200,000 lights. New additions to the light display this year include a set of elves, Santa Claus driving a train, and a 20-foot Christmas tree. The light display started when N. Bruce Jr. and Ann Howe donated much of their Christmas display in 1997.
The light display will be lit nightly after Dec. 2, with the last night being New Year’s Eve, Dec. 31.
The display is funded through donations and a concessions trailer run by volunteers.