Are you looking for an activity that will provide fun and entertainment for all members of your family? Would it be even better if it helped those in need? Then, look no further as the fourth annual Holiday Lights of Hope is ready to debut in Hobgood Park right here in TowneLake!
This annual “Hometown Christmas Tradition” will take place nightly beginning Dec. 10 and running through Dec. 22. Each year, Holiday Lights of Hope welcomes the public at 6 p.m. nightly with the purpose of raising money for the Anna Crawford Children’s Center. The center, based in Canton, provides support to prevent child abuse and neglect.
The entry fee for ages 15 and older is $10 per person, and free for ages 14 and under. With more than a million LED lights displayed in a walk-through display sponsored by Georgia Power, there will be plenty to see. Some sights to enjoy in this walk-through portion include a 30-foot Christmas Light tree, a 17-foot reindeer, and a 15-foot snowman family.
In addition to the walk-through light display there is a Christmas maze brought to you by Chick-fil-A of Cherokee County. According to the Holiday Lights of Hope website, this Christmas maze “provides over 5,000 free of bright lights, twists and turns.” The young and young at heart are sure to have fun finding their way through the maze.
A children’s area with bounce houses, games and prizes will bring a smile to the faces of the little ones, and a vendor village for those who love to shop and find the perfect Christmas gift is open for shopping. Of course Santa, the big guy himself, will be present and available to take pictures at no charge.
In 2013, 12,000 attended the Holiday Lights of Hope, and the turnout was doubled in 2014 with 25,000 visitors. These attendees helped the Anna Crawford Children’s Center to assist more than 500 families throughout the year.