Christmas in the Park Begins Thursday


Christmas in the park begins on Thursday at Chief Logan State Park


Christmas in the Park is free to the public and is a nonprofit that is made possible by volunteers who both set up the lights throughout October and November and take donations while the lights are on. The volunteers consist mainly of local churches and civic groups.


Due to the pandemic, The Santa Land attraction will not be open. In addition to wearing masks and gloves, there will be fewer volunteers in a group at one time collecting donations.


The gift shop will still be open each evening from 6-8 p.m, but a limited amount of people can be inside at one time.


Additionally, this year’s display will not feature as many brand-new lights as in previous years. However, a new family bear scene featuring a mom, pop and baby bear that visitors can put their heads through to take pictures with will be included.


Christmas in the Park will open Thanksgiving night, Nov. 26, and will be open until Dec. 31. The lights will turn on at 5:30 p.m. and turn off at 10 p.m. each evening.