Christmas in the Park shines brightly with more than 300K lights

DSC_6995.tif

Northeast News
December 30, 2013

For 25 years, Christmas in the Park has been going strong and this year didn’t disappoint.

Christmas in the Park, a festive drive-through display in Longview Lake Park, runs every year from Nov. 27 through Dec. 31. This year, the display featured more than 300,000 lights and nearly 200 animated figures. New to this year’s display was a Santa flying 30 feet above the ground in an airplane delivering gifts to anxious children below, and the other lighted Santa who’s showing off his golfing skills. These two attractions alone added 20,000 lights to this year’s display.

Admission is free, but donations are accepted which are divided among 35 local charities. To date, the event has raised more than $500,000 for local charities. Longview Lake Park is located two miles south of I-470 off of View High Drive. For more information, visit www.makeyourdayhere.com.

Photos by Leslie Collins

 

manning donation box.tif

Andrew Hicks mans the donation box and greets attendees as they exit Christmas in the Park. Hicks has been volunteering at the event for five years.

DSC_7008.tif

DSC_7031.tif

DSC_7039.tif

DSC_7045.tif

DSC_7047.tif

DSC_7077.tif

DSC_7188.tif

Comments are closed.

  • Fire destroys pawn shop warehouse

    November 19th, 2014
    by

    Michael Bushnell Northeast News Nov. 19, 2014 KANSAS CITY, Missouri — The Kansas City Fire Department were called to an […]


    One dead after morning shooting outside City Hall

    November 12th, 2014
    by

    Joe Jarosz Northeast News Nov. 12, 2014 KANSAS CITY, Missouri — One man is dead after a early morning shooting […]


    Kessler Bark: Record breaking tree grows in HNE

    November 12th, 2014
    by

      By Joe Jarosz Northeast News November 12, 2014 KANSAS CITY, Missouri – The Northeast is now able to claim […]


    U.S. Navy Blue Angels to stop in Kansas City for preseason visit

    November 11th, 2014
    by

    Northeast News Nov. 11, 2014 KANSAS CITY, Missouri — The U.S. Navy Blue Angel representatives will visit Kansas City next week […]


    KCMO to host hard to recycle items event on America Recycles Day

    November 10th, 2014
    by

    Northeast News Nov. 10, 2014 KANSAS CITY, Missouri — Are old televisions, mattresses, bicycles and other items taking up space […]


  • City offices closed Nov. 11, 27 and 28; trash pickup delayed

    November 8th, 2014
    by

    Northeast News Nov. 8, 2014 KANSAS CITY, Missouri — City Hall wants you to know there will be a few […]


    Gov. Nixon announces summer jobs program for 1,500 low-income youth in Kansas City area

    November 7th, 2014
    by

    Joe Jarosz Northeast News Nov. 14, 2014 KANSAS CITY, Missouri — The lesson learned from earning a buck is something […]


    Jackson County gets four new faces for Legislature

    November 5th, 2014
    by

    Joe Jarosz Northeast News Nov. 5, 2014 KANSAS CITY, Missouri — Jackson County Democrats had nothing to worry about on […]


    A new program coming to teach children music

    November 5th, 2014
    by

    By Joe Jarosz Northeast News November 5, 2014 KANSAS CITY, Missouri – An area community center is hoping to bring […]


    Where is the streetcar headed? Update given at NEIA luncheon

    November 5th, 2014
    by

    By Joe Jarosz Northeast News November 5, 2014 KANSAS CITY, Missouri – As more tracks get laid, more information becomes […]


  • Local Weather