SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – The Spirit Of Springfield has temporarily reduced admissions for buses for Bright Nights at Forest Park during the holidays.

Spirit Of Springfield President Judy Matt told 22News, that the group tourism industry has been hurt by the pandemic and the organization is working to promote travel and tourism in western Massachusetts.

“The group tour industry has been hurt by the COVID-19 pandemic. We want to support their efforts and bring their passengers to Bright Nights at Forest Park,” said Spirit of Springfield President Judy Matt. “We also want to support our local attractions, shops, and restaurants in order to maintain the multi-million dollar economic impact Bright Nights provides to the region.”

Paid reservations made by August 31, 2022 for buses with a seating capacity of 31 or more passengers will cost $150 a reduction of $25.

Matt said Bright Nights is a wonderful way to get people enjoying our area, “People have a good feeling about it, a warm feeling about it, and it’s intergenerational now and people love to bring their family and friends because they are proud of it, and it’s good for us to have something that we feel really good about.”

Bright Nights at Forest Park has had more than 6 million visitors since its inception in 1995. The 28th season will open on November 23 through January 1, 2023.