UNION CITY, Tenn. – Discovery Park of America open the “Let it Glow Light Show” which features more than 400,000 lights 5 p.m. Nov. 24.
The light exhibit will be open 5-9 p.m. through Dec. 30. The park is closed on Mondays, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, so the drive through will be closed on those days as well. The exhibit is sponsored by The City of Union City.
The cost to drive through the light show is $5 per car, $10 for a 15 passenger van, $25 for a larger bus like a school bus and $50 for a charter bus. The access road is almost a mile long with one of the highlights being a 60-foot drive through tunnel of dancing lights.
Other December activities include “Photos with Santa” noon to 5 p.m. each Saturday in Dinosaur Hall. Everyone is invited to bring a camera and snap a photo with Santa. Visiting with Santa is free with park admission. Plus, Discovery Park has a mail box that is guaranteed delivery to the North Pole, so children are welcome to bring their letters to Santa and mail them in the special mailbox which will be in the Discovery Center lobby on Saturdays. All letters with a legible return address will receive a reply from Santa.
Sunday afternoons bring “Polar Express” at the Train Depot. Tickets for Polar Express went on sale in July, and the event is completely sold out. Everyone who purchased a special Polar Express ticket is welcome to bring their children in their pajamas for their appointed show. If guests would like to go to “Polar Express” next year, they can call the park and add their name to a waiting list. They will be notified before the tickets go on sale in 2018. This event is sponsored by ATA.
The nationally-recognized David Johnson Chorus will sing each hour Dec. 2 in Dinosaur Hall throughout the day. This event is sponsored by Clark Cattle Company and is free with park admission.
Tickets are on sale now for a very special “Christmas Smoke on the Mountain,” which will be presented by the Badgett Playhouse Theater Group 5:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. Dec. 14 in The Chapel. Dinner will be served in-between in Dinosaur Hall. Green Plains is the sponsor of the dinner theater event.
The park will have its monthly Wine and Paint class Dec. 8. Kid’s Create art class and the Musical History of the Christmas Carol take place Dec. 9.
One of the more popular activities at Discovery Park is the “Noon Year’s Eve” party for children in Dinosaur Hall with crafts, food and fun for children ages 12 and under. The party is free with park admission. That evening, the adults will dance the night away and ring in the New Year to the music of Magi. Tickets for the Gala are on sale now at www.discoveryparkofamerica.com. Tables can be reserved by calling the marketing department at the park at 731-885-5455.
Discovery Park is located at 830 Everett Blvd. in Union City, TN. The park is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays and is a unique blend of history, science, architecture, art and fun. Visit the park’s website for more information at www.discoveryparkofamerica.com.
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