Monday, December 15, 2008

Lake Julian Festival of Lights, Asheville

We tried once before but could not find the right entrance to Lake Julian Park to see the lights. We found it in daylight and went back last night.

This is a great treat for the kids. The driveway through the park, passes the boat dock and concession stand, following the lake shore and is lit on both sides of the road with festive holiday displays. From moving reindeer to a jumping fish, it is a colorful sight and a fun evening for the kids.

The park is located off Hwy 25 south of Asheville, just beyond Earthfare. Go right on Long Shoals Road and take the second left entrance once pass Pomodoro's. The drive loops through the park and comes out at the lower entrance.

The lights are on from 6pm until 9pm from 12/5 through 12/19. A portion of the proceeds go towards Buncombe County's Special Olympics. Cost is very affordable - $5/car, $10/van and $20/bus. For more info call 684-0376.

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