MIDDLETOWN (FOX19) -- The 15th annual Light Up Middletown drive-thru light display at Smith Park is set to open this Friday, and will be open every night (regardless of weather and holidays) 6-10 p.m. through New Year’s Eve.
There are five new displays for this season. Also, the replacement of about a third of the bulbs with LED bulbs makes a much brighter and more environmentally friendly display, organizers say.
Santa and Mrs. Claus will be on hand from 7-9 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays until Christmas. A special pet photo night with the Clauses is Dec. 12. Photos are available for a $10 donation.
The annual hot air balloon glow is scheduled for Dec. 5 with a rain/snow date of Dec. 12.
The all-volunteer Grandpa Gang has been busy since Oct. 1, erecting and testing the displays and will be on hand to turn the lights on and off every night.
A special low-range radio station will play holiday music for those inside the park.