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There are plenty of options for Xmas light displays in the area

Nov 29, 2013 -- 6:00pm

 

Local parks are going all out for the holidays  with annual public light displays put up by individuals, organizations and businesses. Cape County Park has held its annual display since 1987. This year, the number of displays has grown to well more than 100. The lights at Cape County Park North were turned on Thursday and will be on for drive-through tours, which remain free, from dusk until 11 p.m. every evening through Dec. 31. In Jackson, those who want to include displays at the city park for the "Lights of the Season" drive-through tour aren't charged a fee. Parks and recreation director Shane West Anderson said the city is accepting displays for the two-section tour, which is split by memorial and community displays. Jackson will turn on the lights on Saturday after the city's annual holiday parade. Anyone who would like to add a display to the tour can email swanderson@jacksonmo.org. The city of Perryville is hosting a drive-through light display tour at the Perry Park Center. The display opens this Thursday. Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Melissa Hemmann tells KZIM KSIM she feels you shouldn’t have to your home town to see a good light display. Hemmenn says these lights won’t go dim until January 6th.

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