Last chance to enjoy Chickasha Festival of Light

by Marylin Butorac, CTCN Community Correspondent
 The 29th Annual Festival of Light in Chickasha will wind up its 2021 appearance this Friday at 11 pm. The Festival is open nightly through Thursday from 6-10 pm and Friday from 6-11 pm through December 31st at Shannon Springs Park.
 The chance to walk or drive through this amazing display is free although if you enjoy it there are donation boxes in the park. Your donation helps make sure this wonderful tradition continues for many years.
 If you are walking through, you can find parking at 12th and Montana, Bill Wallace Early Childhood Center, Goodwill (after 8pm), College Heights Baptist Church (except Wednesdays and Sundays) and Parkview Baptist Church (except Wednesdays and Sundays). The drive through line forms on Grand Avenue.
 Once inside the park, visitors can ice skate on the man-made rink. The rink opens at 3 pm through Friday. Cost is $8 per skater without skate rental and $12 per skater with skate rental. There is a carousel and a ferris wheel that patrons can ride for $5 per person. These attractions accept credit and debit cards.
 Wednesday through Friday visitors can enjoy a horse drawn carriage ride through the park for $8 per person. (Children under 3 are free.) Due to Covid, visitors are asked to provide their own blankets. Reservations are not accepted but each carriage holds 12-15 people and there are five carriages operating so the line moves quickly. The carriages accept cash only.
 There is a food truck court and also various vendors in the walk through park, and your leashed, well behaved dog is welcome. If you want to see the lights from the sky, call Chickasha Wings to make reservations for a flyover at 405.224.8359.
 This year the FOL is partnering with the new December at the Depot event. The Rock Island Depot is located at the east end of Chickasha Avenue in Downtown Chickasha. Look for the Leg Lamp or the giant Christmas tree at the end of Chickasha Avenue near the train station. If you’re visiting the Depot, there’s also a shuttle to and from the Festival.