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Jackson leaders prepare for Holiday Extravaganza


The City of Jackson will light the city park up for the holidays.

The Holiday Lights Extravaganza will officially begin on Friday, Nov. 27. The Jackson Community Outreach board is spearheading the event.

Mayor Dwain Hahs and Former Mayor Barbara Lohr will flip the switch at a ceremony to light the park. The event begins at 5 p.m. and runs until 7 p.m.

Organizer Angela Thomas said families can enjoy the sights the entire month of December; and it's well-worth the trip.

"Beginning November 27, and going all the way through New Year's, the Jackson Holiday Extravaganza is basically going to be everything that you love about the holidays will be right here at the city park," Thomas said. "We're going to light it up, we're gonna have a stunning canopy of lights going over our footbridge, we also had some fun event nights as well."

The trees from the entrance of the park and all along Hubble Creek will be wrapped in lights. The footbridge in the park will also be decorated.

On special weekends before Christmas, Santa will be on hand to greet visitors along with carolers singing holiday favorites.

The night of the lighting ceremony, there will be lots of activities for kids including writing letters to Santa and mailing them to the North Pole, and kids will also make pine cone bird feeders.

According to an organizer, there will also be carriage rides and refreshments available.

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