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Festival of Lights Still Dazzling

(Michigan City, IN) - The Festival of Lights in Michigan City remains as brilliant as ever after decades of bringing Christmas cheer.


The displays, covering much of the grounds of Washington Park, still attract many people who mostly view the lights from their vehicles while driving by.   Some spectators walk the grounds when conditions are more mild and snow free.


People from all over the region, including Chicago, venture into town to see the lights annually.  Some, who went as children, are now bringing their children and grandchildren. 

It all started in 1981 with a single lighted Christmas tree figure that grew to more than 50 lighted displays and lights in the trees during the 90s.  In 2006, the Festival of Lights was rated one of the top 100 events in North America by the elite tourist organization, the American Bus Association.


The lights are illuminate from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. every night until January 8th.



















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