Thursday, December 27, 2012

Holiday Displays: Bright Nights, Barney Mansion - Springfield, MA

Interesting Places I've Photographed
Bright Nights
Barney Mansion
Springfield, MA
Topic: Holiday Displays

GPS: N42° 05.069; W072° 33.908

Quick Description: 

Bright Nights is an annual display of holiday lighting in Forest Park in Springfield.

Long Description:

For 18 seasons the Bright Nights displays have become a top tourist attraction in New England. From the day before Thanksgiving to New Years Day Forest Park in Springfield is transformed into a fantasy-land of holiday light displays.

Visitors begin their tour by driving into the Sumner Street entrance to the park. The traffic winds it way through 2.5 miles of park road. Displays along the way include, in order:

Poinsettia Fantasy
American Flag
Spirit of the Season
Winter Garden
Seuss Land
Letters to Santa
Gift Stop
Snack Bar
Santa's Magical Forest and Cottage
Garden of Peace
Garden of Peace
Jurassic World
Noah's Ark
Victorian Village
Barney Mansion
Leaping Frog
Winter Woods
North Pole Village
Toy Land
Happy Holidays Springfield
Giant Poinsettia Candles

Bright Night Facts:

Number of Displays - 406
Number of Bulbs - 650,000
Days to Set Up - 60
Days to Take Down - 50

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