By Pam Moore for Brockway Realty
Beginning on the evening of November 26 and ending on the evening of January 1st (2013), Dickinson Festival of Lights invite you to enjoy their holiday celebration! A community of retirees, business men and women, and high school students has been getting together since 2003 to put together this amazing spectacle of lights in Paul Hopkins Park.
The festival originally began in a different location in Dickinson, but with the increased popularity and growth of lighting displays, they had to find a much larger place. Now a tradition in Dickinson, many families flock to Paul Hopkins Park to see what is new every year, take photos, and leisurely walk through the myriad of holiday lights. While visiting the festival you can hear holiday music, enjoy a hot cup of cocoa or a snack, purchase a blinky-light trinket, decorate a cookie, or visit with Santa Claus! This local attraction is definitely a labor of love, and there is NO admission charge.
Because of the festival’s popularity, parking started to become an issue at Paul Hopkins Park, so a FREE shuttle bus service was started to help get people in and out to enjoy the lights without a hassle. You can park free of charge at the Dickinson Plaza Shopping Center (Exit 19-Hwy 517) I-45 feeder Road. The shuttle runs at regular intervals and Dickinson Police Officers usually help with traffic control. You can find more information about parking HERE.
Many years ago, I took this photo of the men very close to my heart. The winding tunnel of lights was my son’s favorite section at that time. When he was much younger, he was brave enough to tell Santa his “secret wishes”.
For more information about the Dickinson Festival of Lights, please visit their website: www.dickinsonfestivaloflights.org .When you visit, please look for the donation boxes and help support this free attraction so the displays may continue to delight both young and old for many years to come.
Brockway Realty is a full service residential and commercial real estate brokerage based in League City, serving the League City, Clear Lake and Houston, Texas markets.