15th Annual Holiday Express Opens At Creekmore Park

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FORT SMITH (KFSM) -- Families from across the River Valley came together Monday (Nov. 30) to see one local park light up for the holidays. Creekmore Park along Rogers Avenue is full of holiday spirit for the 15th Annual Holiday Express Light Display.

The display has been months in the making as workers with the Fort Smith Parks and Recreation spent hours hauling in the displays and checking every single light bulb to make sure everything works just right. Now, families from all across the area can walk around the park or jump aboard the Holiday Express steam engine to check out the beautiful lights.

After the flip of the switch by Mayor Sandy Sanders, the lights are now glowing all throughout Creekmore Park.

There are several displays for people to admire. Part of the train ride includes going through the tunnel of lights. Santa and Mrs. Claus made a special trip from the North Pole to be at the event. Families also enjoyed free snacks like popcorn and hot chocolate while they walked around the park.

Lisa Parker said her husband and three-year-old son, Lewis, came to Creekmore Park all the way from England.

"Lewis is really excited to go on the train. He loves trains... and he loves Christmas lights," Parker said. "We usually have to drive around to have a look at people's Christmas lights, so this is quite easy."

The light display will be up until New Years Eve.

Non-profits will also be hosting activities at the park every night, except Sundays.

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