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Mooseheart annual Holiday Lights show begins Nov. 27

Published: Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015 9:16 p.m. CDT
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Mooseheart Child City and School will hold its sixth annual Holiday Lights show from Nov. 27 through Dec. 31 at its campus on Route 31 near Batavia.

MOOSEHEART – After a record-breaking run in 2014, Mooseheart’s Holiday Lights show returns for its sixth annual show after Thanksgiving.

The show will run from 5 to 9 p.m daily Nov. 27 through Dec. 31 at the Mooseheart campus directly north of Mooseheart Road on Route 31 between North Aurora and Batavia, according to a news release.

The cost to enter the show is $10 a car, with 3D glasses available for an additional $3, the release stated.

More than 10,000 vehicles drove the 1.8-mile route that winds through the campus and past dozens of illuminated displays in one of the largest holiday light shows in the area, according to a news release.

“We have always said it was a family tradition, and I think it’s starting to become just that,” Mooseheart Executive Director Gary Urwiler stated in the release. “We’ve seen our numbers increase in recent years, and I think that’s because this is something for the entire family to enjoy. Grandparents, grandchildren, sons, daughters – everyone, can cut out the hustle and bustle of the holidays and enjoy something like this.”

For six nights this year – Dec. 11 to 13 and Dec. 18 to 20 – the admission price includes not only the Holiday Lights show, but also a chance to see Santa Claus at the Mooseheart Fieldhouse. Santa will sit for free photos starting at 5:30 p.m., and the line will close at 8:30 p.m., with those in line still allowed to see Santa, the release stated.

In addition to Santa Claus, the fieldhouse also will be a place where children can enjoy a bounce house, crafts, holiday music and Christmas cookies, according to the release.

“One of the highlights of the show is when we open the fieldhouse [for] Santa,” Urwiler stated. “It brings another element to the show. I love to go into the fieldhouse and see the children having a good time, doing crafts, enjoying the bounce house or having cookies and hot chocolate."

As with each previous year, there will be added displays and sights, according to Urwiler.

“Changes in the show occur each year, so the show will look fresh and different from the previous year. Our goal is to enhance the show with a percentage of newer displays,” Urwiler stated in the release.

If you go

What: Sixth annual Mooseheart Holiday Lights show

When: 5 to 9 p.m. Nov. 27 through Dec. 31

Where: Directly north of Mooseheart Road on Route 31

Cost: $10 a car (optional 3D glasses available for $3)

Information: www.mooseheart.org

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