SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – For the last 40 nights Bright Nights at Forest Park has brought joy and merriment to the families of Western Massachusetts and beyond! And Sunday night they closed their doors for the season. tonight there was nothing but joy in the air as families friends and the community celebrated this night of festive light.

January 1st marks the last day of Bright Nights! For many this three mile drive-through holiday light experience, with 675,000 LED lights, is a local favorite. Since 1995, the park has welcomed more than six million visitors for many its a beloved tradition!

“Every year around May we buy our season pass and we get it a week before it opens so we make a tradition,” Vanessa Rosado from Springfield told 22News.

“My sister gets a season pass so we enjoy that more thank once. We come to bright nights and it’s just so much fun here in Springfield have this attraction that gets so many people and be part of it,” Gina Parent from Springfield said.

For the last night of bright nights people are making sure to cover all of their bases from visiting Seusland to Santa’s Workshop to taking a ride in the carousel!

“I think just coming with families and friends and enjoying it grabbing something at the snack bar too is always fun,” said Parent.

“What do you hope people take away? Just spending time with your family and friends and having a good time,” said Kamora McGregor from Manchester Connecticut.

Although the weather was less than ideal this year… with snow, sleet, heavy winds and even a power outage. The spirit in Springfield has never been better!