Millions of cars and buses have driven the Bright Nights holiday light display since it first started in 1995.
Countless families have made Bright Nights at Forest Park a holiday tradition, especially on Christmas night. It’s possible, a lack of a white Christmas kept the crowds out.
Bright Nights at Forest Park celebrated its 24th Christmas Tuesday night. The holiday lighting display has been drawing families from all over the area for decades, but for some, it was the very first time.
“It’s been nice, I like the lights and it’s really pretty,” said Ela Mehra of Hopkinton.
Over the years, more than 3,800,000 visitors have made their way through this spectacular light display, which features more than 650,000 lights.
One former Springfield resident told 22News, he and his wife have brought their kids to enjoy the lights for more than a decade.
“It’s beautiful to celebrate Christmas with everybody,” said Charles Weidman of Glastonbury, CT. “The kids love to come. They practically beg us to come every year. I actually wasn’t sure I wanted to come this year but the kids kept on saying they wanted to come. And it’s just nice to see a traditional Christmas celebration.”
And with only one week left to enjoy the holiday light display, be sure to make the drive in before the clock strikes 9 on New Year’s night when Bright Nights will close for the season.