Bundle up in your coats, scarves and gloves and get ready for a night of glitter and glam. Fayetteville/Cumberland Parks and Recreation is happy to announce the 3rd Annual Christmas in the Park Event.

Just as in years past, everyone in town will be talking about the beautiful displays, the food, the shows and much more, when this event is over. The lights, the camaraderie, the chill in the air all come together to create a memory-making event. The Parks and Recreation staff wants everyone in Fayetteville and the surrounding areas to come out for a night and enjoy the light show along with lots of other special Christmas events. It will be a delightful way to spend the evening during this magical time of year.

This event will be held Dec. 7-22. The fun starts at 6 p.m. and lasts until 9 p.m. each evening at 12-05-12-christmas-in-the-park.gifArnette Park.

“Admission into the park is $2 per person and it allows you to walk around and view the lights as you walk along the path,” said Erica J. Brady, special events coordinator, Fayetteville-Cumberland Parks and Recreation. Enjoy a leisurely stroll on the ½ mile paved walking trail while taking in the sights and sounds of the Christmas season. Along with the light show, there will be live performances on stage throughout the evening. The shows will display many of the talents and activities that are offered by our local recreation centers and Cumberland County Schools.

Also, make sure to visit with Santa, as he will be there every night adding joy, cheer and laughter making it a festive time for everyone. For $5 attendees can even have a picture taken with the big guy. It is an opportunity to make great memories and start new traditions — or carry on old ones. There will be food vendors, arts and crafts, a fire pit and a train ride. For just $1, take the train ride to get a view of the sights that lay beyond the walking trail. The ride will be fi lled with even more Christmas scenery and good cheer.

“The main focus of the event is out in the center of the walking trail. There displayed in the center will be a 30-foot decorated tree, surrounded by smaller trees and lights that will dance to the music,” said Brady. Whether young or old, this year’s Christmas in the Park will be fun for everyone in the family and offers plenty of opportunity to get into the Christmas spirit.

Animals, other than service animals, are not permitted in the park. No personal cameras are permitted in the park. This is a cash only event; no credit/debit cards will be accepted. For additional information, call 910-433-1574. For inclement weather, call 910-306-7325.

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