Festival of Lights is dazzling Rockford

November 30, 2012 by  

Many would argue that one of the best things about the Christmas season is the wealth of light displays that show up throughout the country, helping to celebrate the holidays and lift the spirit of the people who see them. One of the most impressive light displays takes place at the Festival of Lights in Rockford, which got underway yesterday.

Featuring over 40 displays created by local businesses, community groups, schools, and churches, the light displays represent such characters as Santa Claus and snowmen. The displays are built by the individual organizations, who paid costs of $150 for businesses, $100 for social clubs, and $25 for schools and churches. Each designer must include at least 500 LED lights in the display, and the theme of the entry must fit in with the theme, which is ‘The Holiday Season and the Spirit of Christmas’. Each organization is allowed to have a 2 x 4 foot sign stating the name.

In addition to the lights, the North Pole Express Mailbox allows children to mail letters to Santa Claus until December 14.

The Festival of Lights will is taking place in Sinnissippi Park right up until December 30. No doubt it will draw visitors from all over the area, including nearby Loves Park. Organizers will are also likely to be working with local brochure printers to design and produce the brochure which will be available to all visitors. Sponsors can pay $125 to be mentioned in the brochure.