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CONNECTICUT’S HOLIDAY LIGHT FANTASIA, PROUDLY PRESENTED BY JOHNSON BRUNETTI, RETURNS TO GOODWIN PARK THANKSGIVING NIGHT THROUGH NEW YEAR’S DAY
Johnson Brunetti proudly presents Holiday Light Fantasia, Connecticut’s must-see family light show, as it returns for the 2019 holiday season! The Channel 3 Kids Camp staff, board, and volunteers have been hard at work since early October at Goodwin Park clearing brush, replacing light bulbs, and checking the electrical connections to make sure the displays are in working order. Hundreds of volunteers are involved in this large light production and they work in the rain, cold, and snow to get this annual fundraiser ready for opening night.
A beautiful collection of over one million lights is situated along a nearly two-mile drive through Goodwin Park at 1130 Maple Avenue on the Hartford/Wethersfield, Connecticut line (conveniently off I-91). Whimsical holiday sights, familiar characters, and local tributes shine bright in over 200 individual displays. The lighted animations celebrate not only Christmas, but also Hanukkah, New Year’s, Three Kings Day, and the winter season. “Holiday Light Fantasia is our single largest fundraiser of the year and we are so excited to bring some holiday cheer to the community,” said Denise K. Hornbecker, CEO of the Channel 3 Kids Camp. “There is no better way to kick off the season than to join us while supporting the camp’s mission of providing year-round opportunities to children and families across the state,” she continued. This illuminated drive-through display opens on Thanksgiving Day and runs nightly through New Year’s Day from 5 pm to 9 pm each Sunday through Thursday and 5pm to 10pm Fridays and Saturdays. At just $15 per car, this holiday tradition is affordable family fun. In addition to the light show, children can visit Santa on Friday and Saturday evenings from 5pm to 8pm, free with show admission. For extra fun, find Flurry the dog hidden among the lights, visit holidaylightfantasia.org and enter to win a new Samsung Galaxy Tablet!
Thursday, December 26th is Military Appreciation Night when the nation’s veterans and active service personnel will receive free admission when they show a valid military or veteran association issued ID.
Holiday Light Fantasia would not be possible without our presenting sponsor, Johnson Brunetti, and our other major sponsors including media partner WFSB Channel 3, Green Valley Tree, Full Power Radio, QSR Steel, First & Last Tavern, iHeart Media, Barber Utilities, Price Chopper, AMP Radio, Mizzy Construction, New Britain Herald/Bristol Press, Hartford Courant, and many additional supporting sponsors from across Connecticut.
Holiday Light Fantasia not only shares seasonal cheer but also helps to welcome thousands of children from Connecticut to the Channel 3 Kids Camp. Ticket sales make it possible for children to attend camp regardless of economic, physical, or developmental ability. For more information about the show, volunteering, a $2 discount coupon, or directions to Goodwin Park, visit www.holidaylightfantasia.org or call the Channel 3 Kids Camp at (860) 742- CAMP(2267).