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November 26, 2013

A (lighted) walk through Eagle Point Park

CLINTON — Before families sit down Thursday for Thanksgiving, area residents will once again walk through Eagle Point Park to kick off this season’s Symphony of Lights.

The annual walk, held from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, offers people the first chance to see this year’s display. Jaycees Chairman Ryan Steines said all of the displays are up, with some featuring brighter LED bulbs. While there are no new displays, he said the event offers many old favorites in a different layout than last year.

“It always looks a little different each year,” Steines said.

The cost is $15 for adults and $5 for children ages 6 to 12 for the walk. Children younger than age 6 are admitted free and strollers are welcome. Tickets should be purchased and picked up at the Lyons Train Depot, 56 25th Ave. North.

Steines is looking forward to another good year for the walk.

“It’s a good way to get the first look at it and also get a little closer look at the lights,” Steines said.

Those attending the event are asked to park at the Lyons Train Depot and use the shuttle bus service to get to the park. Several buses will run from 5:45 to 8 p.m. Only vehicles with handicap permits may enter the park.

The Symphony of lights will run from Wednesday to Dec. 30. The event begins each night at 6 p.m. and ends at 9 p.m. Admission is $7 for cars of more more than 10 occupants or $2 per person for cars with 10 or more.

Fore more information on the annual event, visit www.symphonyoflights.org.

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