Season of Lights brings in the spirit of Christmas
Driving around and seeing Christmas lights has been a tradition for generations, according to Smithsonian Magazine since the 19th century.
Season of Lights in New Boston has been around since the Christmas season of 2018, and according to owners Kim and Randall Baggett, “We continue to make upgrades every year. We want this to be an amazing family experience for everyone.”
Being able to get out of the house and spend time with family during the holiday season is just as important this year as it is any other, maybe even more. Season of Lights offers you the opportunity to get out of the house and go through a drive thru Christmas light show. Not only will visitors be awed by the spectacular array of lights, they also offer the opportunity for families to park and go inside their entertainment center.
The park continues to offer the chance to take pictures with Santa, enjoy hot chocolate and other concessions and visit their gift shop. The park offers lots of fun for children, and they also offer a few new things as well.
Kim Baggett excitedly mentioned the new experiences. “This year we are offering a new Christmas tree maze. The maze is made up of 139 Christmas trees that are all lit up as well. While we are offering chances to take pictures of Santa when he is here, it is now free to those that would like to take their own. We will continue to have people there that will be able to take professional photos, but we wanted to make sure that everyone could get a picture with him. There is no lap sitting this year with the pictures with Santa, and we offer options for the pictures to be masks on or off. Santa is here every weekend during December on Fridays and Saturdays from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., and on Sundays from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. There are also a few weeknights that he is here as well. We have a calendar posted on our Facebook page showing when he will be here. One more thing that has changed about pictures with Santa is that when you go to get in line to take pictures your name will be taken and you will not have to wait in a line. Families are now free to explore the rest of the entertainment center without having to wait in a long line the entire time to get a picture with Santa. We have also added lots of new lights to the drive through, and also made sure that the entire road is lit up so that you can properly see the road with your headlights off.”
Randall Baggett spoke about a few other improvements they have made as well. He stated, “We will have Fat Bottom Farms Kettle Corn here this year as well as Pho Yo Soul Kitch-Inn.”
When asked what made Season of Lights different, Kim Baggett, operator, had this to say, “Season of Lights is an experience in which we want the families to create memories. We want them to enjoy the time that they spend there, and not just see it as a place to drive around and see Christmas lights. We continue to add more and to make sure that this is the most fun that it can be. If you have not been since our first year out here, I would highly recommend coming back out. We could not do this without the help of our sponsors though. We have sponsors that have helped us out tremendously. Some sponsors have chosen to come out and help set up sections in which we have lights at and also some that have set up places to take pictures as well. Most importantly we could not do this without God. This is not about Christmas lights. This is about Jesus’ birthday. Jesus is not just the reason for the season, he is also the reason that we are here at all. I have to give thanks to the Lord for all the blessings that he has given us.”
You can find more information on their website or Facebook page, ‘seasonoflights.org’ and ‘Season of Lights’. Season of Lights can be located on the frontage road just south of Interstate 30 at the highway 98 exit. GPS tends to take you to the wrong spot so they recommend following the directions on their Facebook page.
Season of Lights is open until December 27 every night. Sunday through Thursday they are open 6 p.m. till 9 p.m. and Fridays and Saturdays from 6 p.m. till 10 p.m.