SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Forest Park is back just in time for Christmas after a forced a closure on Friday. Bright Nights goers were welcomed with open arms.

For many here in the valley, a drive through Bright Nights at Forest Park is a must do to kick off and celebrate the holiday season. This three mile drive-through holiday light experience, with 675,000 LED lights, is a local favorite. people gather from near and far to partake in the merriment and start the holiday off right.

“We’ve been coming every year since he was a little baby and we would hold him and just the wonderment in his eyes still exists in who years old eyes,” Patience Hartley from Palmer told 22News.

This year Bright Nights at forest park is better than ever in its 28th season Lights will stay lit until January 1st.