POINT PLEASANT — Over 100 seasonal displays will light the way to the holidays at Krodel Park for the annual Christmas Fantasy Light Show.
The event is set to run from 5:30-9 p.m. each night beginning Nov. 20 through Dec. 31. Guests are welcome to drive through the park at their desired pace to view the lights or if preferred park their vehicle and take a stroll.
In 2001, Charles Humphreys began his work as the director of Main Street Point Pleasant. He felt the town needed to have added flare so he began the light show to run through the holiday season. Visitors from all around the area, not just in Mason County, come out to experience one of Point Pleasant’s biggest holiday attractions.
The event is free to attend, but guests may donate what they wish to give. Volunteers help work the gate and workers with the City of Point Pleasant set up the displays of lights and the city provides the electricity. The city begins their work two to three weeks prior to the opening date as they have to first replace any faulty bulbs before building the displays.
According to Humphreys, the light show has seen success for 17 years and to keep the attraction fresh he adds a new feature each year. A classic nativity scene layout alongside an outlined display of Bethlehem will be the main feature of this season. Many displays are sponsored by local businesses. In addition, there’s something for everyone to enjoy, including a festive Mothman, Santa with his presents, and the old Ford which are all making their yearly return. Humphreys would like to add music to the “Christmas Rocks” display as well to provide an auditory pleasure with the aesthetic delights.
Humphreys says this presentation is a, “good night out with the family,” and encourages everyone to experience the sights of the annual light show.
Volunteers to collect donations at the gate are always welcome and appreciated. Anyone wishing to help this cause may contact Humphrey’s at 304-593-0268.
Erin Perkins is a staff writer for Ohio Valley Publishing.