A drive-thru Christmas park, the only one in Bowie County, is set to open this Friday. But is the weather putting a damper on preparations?
Folks at the ‘Season of Lights’ near New Boston are preparing for opening day this weekend. Owner Kim Baggett said, “It will be about a mile long.”
But a mucky mess left behind by recent rains has Baggett in a holiday rush to fix the roads winding through the park. “Weather has definitely been the Grinch for us for sure,” she said.
Baggett and her husband have brought in 1,300 tons of gravel to smooth the way through the park. Meanwhile, their family is cleaning up to get ready for lots of visitors. The family is opening this Christmas-time destination in hopes of becoming a holiday tradition for others. “Many people in this area like us, would travel out of town to go to Christmas events with our kids, there’s not a lot of things in this area. So, we hope that people from the four states-area will start coming to Bowie County.”
Baggett also hopes to spread her love of Christmas. “I’m the one who puts my Christmas tree out early every year before Thanksgiving, I know,” she exclaimed.
The park experience wouldn’t be complete without Santa, who will be there every Friday and Saturday night after Thanksgiving.
The park will be open every night from this weekend through December 31st. For more information, visit: https://www.facebook.com/seasonoflightsnewboston/