The Christmas holiday season will officially be welcomed into Vevay tomorrow (Friday) night, as the community holds its ‘Festival of Lights’ celebration as part of the monthly ‘First Friday’ events.
The focus tomorrow night will be the Paul Ogle Riverfront Park, which all sorts of events will be happening from 6-9 p.m., sure to get the whole family into the holiday spirit.
Everything will come to life at 6 p.m., when the official lighting of the park, thanks to a crew of dedicated volunteers, will occur. Thousands of lights will be illuminated, along with dozens of Christmas displays.
A live nativity scene will be part of the display, provided by Olive Branch Baptist Church.
New this year is an exciting addition to the park’s Christmas festivities – an ice skating rink. The rink will be available throughout the Christmas season, and is located in Ogle Park to the south of the baseball diamond on the large parking lot.
Entering the park, visitors will again see the official community Christmas Tree, which was part of a state project that kicked off of Indiana’s Bicentennial. Other new and traditional displays are all around the park, and the ‘Santa Shelter’ on the west side as you enter Ogle Park will house Santa tomorrow night for visits with all of the children.
Also in the park will be horse-drawn wagon rides, complete with sleigh bells; and there will be plenty of refreshments while Carolers stroll through the park singing favority Christmas songs.
Up town, many businesses will be open for the event; giving everyone the opportunity to do some timely Christmas shopping.
The ‘Festival of Lights’ display will remain up and glowing from tomorrow night through December 31st.
For more information, contact the Switzerland County Visitors Center at (812) 427-3237, or online at www.switzcotourism.com.