For one night only, visitors can experience Ritzy's Fantasy of Lights from a new perspective and at their own pace. On Mon. Dec. 3 from 5-9 p.m. visitors can walk through Evansville's Garvin Park to view the magical mile of lighted displays. There will be no vehicular traffic or carriage rides allowed during the walk-through night, with the exception of wheelchairs, strollers and other mobility devices. Admission of $5 per person (kids two and under are free) will fund therapy for local children and adults with disabilities at the Easter Seals Rehabilitation Center.
The walk through is presented by "Team J-Man Gives," a non-profit group organized to help those in need and maintain the spirit and legacy of Justin Yates. "Team J-Man Gives" will provide free refreshments for people to enjoy as they view the holiday scenes. Santa will be on hand and carolers are expected to serenade visitors.
Also in attendance will be members of the Evansville IceMen. They will be stationed by the Santa Playing Softball display, sponsored by Orthopaedic Associates. The IceMen will be available for photos and autographs, while Orthopaedic Associates representatives will be giving away t-shirts, hats and IceMen tickets while supplies last.
Vehicles should enter the main entrance to Garvin Park at the intersection of Morgan and North Main. Traffic will not be allowed past the welcome booth. Upon entering, vehicles will be directed where to park.
For more information on the Dec. 3 walk-through night contact Karen Oldham 812-437-2607 or www.eastersealsswindiana.com
On all other nights through Jan. 1, Ritzy's Fantasy of Lights is open to vehicles only. Hours are 5-9 p.m. Sunday-Thursday, and 5-10 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays, and on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. For nights other than the Dec. 3 walk through, admission per vehicle is $7 for up to 6 people; $10 for 7-14 people; and $25 for 15 people or more. Horse-drawn carriage rides are $30, which includes admission for up to 6 people.
All proceeds from Ritzy's Fantasy of Lights will fund physical, occupational and speech therapy for tri-state children and adults with disabilities served by the Easter Seals Rehabilitation Center. For more information about the 19th annual event, visit www.eastersealsswindiana.com or www.facebook.com/EasterSealsSWIN. To purchase quantities of 50 tickets or more at a discount, call Laura Roettger at Easter Seals, 812-437-2627.
Fantasy of Lights comes to life at Garvin Park
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