WEST BEND, Wis. (November 6, 2018) — West Bend’s very own Enchantment in the Park will once again light up Regner Park; this return marks the tenth year of the holiday light show. The interactive light display is set to open at 5 p.m. on Friday, November 23 and run until Monday, December 24, only closing for three days, November 26-28.
This year Enchantment in the Park will feature three new light displays, including larger-than-life snowflakes, “Dancing Donuts,” and 32 soft-lit Christmas trees and reindeer. Theme nights will return including vendor night on Wednesday, December 19 and superhero night on Sunday, December 23. Visitors will be able to hear live music from local artists, schools and churches, such as the Acme Fiddling Co. on Friday, December 21, as well as meet and take photos with Santa Claus. Husar’s Diamond Dash, a 5K run/walk through the displays, will take place on Sunday, December 2.
“We are excited to bring our enchanting, unforgettable holiday light displays back for the tenth year in a row,” said Lori Yahr, executive director of Enchantment in the Park. “This interactive holiday experience not only brings people together, but it also gives back to the communities that we live and work in.”
The holiday attraction is made up of nearly 1 million lights and is staffed by over 1,500 volunteers—making it one of the largest light shows in the state of Wisconsin. Since its founding in 2009, Enchantment in the Park has collected and donated more than 340,000 nonperishable food items to local food pantries and $175,000 to local nonprofits such as the Make-A-Wish Foundation, West Bend Firefighters, Slinger SkillsUSA and St. Joseph’s Hospital.
Visitors can choose to walk or drive through the display, or on Friday and Saturday nights they have the option of taking a horse-and-carriage ride. A $10 donation per family and/or a donation of nonperishable food items are encouraged; monetary donations can also be given online. Washington County food pantry’s benefit from the generous food donations while funds collected help offset the cost of Enchantment in the Park as well as benefit more than 30 local nonprofits.