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YORK, Pa. - Christmas Magic in Rocky Ridge County Park has opened for the season. The light display involves 600,000 lights. It takes about ten people to pull off the display.
"Actually, we're working on, this year, around new things, buying new things and the layout in the summer. Then, sometime in the later part of August we get our crew up here and start getting serious," said Jeri Jones, who manages the park.
They spent the whole week making sure each strand works. For 32 years they have been putting on the display. They say they now use all LED lights. It helps the environment, cuts back on the bills, and is more reliable.
Families can walk through the display every night through December 31. The event will be closed Christmas Eve and Day.
Prices and hours are as follows:
Times: Monday through Friday, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Cost: Adults, $8; Ages 4-12, $6; Age 3 and under, free; Seniors (ages 60+), $7; Children group rate (12+), $5; Adult group rate (12+), $7.
Who: Sponsored by the York County Department of Parks and Recreation. All proceeds benefit the Parks Department. For information, call the hotline at (717) 840-7443 or visit us online at www.yorkcountyparks.org. For related updates you can also follow us on Twitter via @yorkcountyparks.
What: Christmas Magic is a 0.5-mile walking trail (accessible to anyone) that meanders along a wooded hilltop through nearly 600,000 Christmas lights, holiday scenes and five enclosed, heated pavilions. The spirit of the holiday is displayed by using animation, displays, Santa Claus, food and a G-gauge train display.