Oxford, AL – Choccolocco Park in Oxford, Alabama, has been transformed into a mesmerizing winter wonderland with the grand opening of the annual Festival of Lights on November 17. This enchanting holiday spectacle, presented by the First Bank of Alabama as the title sponsor, promises to captivate residents and visitors alike with a magical drive-thru light show and the festive atmosphere of Santa’s Village.
The Festival of Lights, a cherished holiday tradition, beckons families and friends to experience the joy of the season amid a dazzling display of lights. The event features a scenic drive-thru light show that illuminates the park, creating a magical atmosphere perfect for creating lasting holiday memories.
With First Bank of Alabama’s generous support, the Festival of Lights has expanded its offerings to include Santa’s Village, a bustling hub of festive activities. Visitors can park and explore Santa’s Village on foot, enjoying outdoor skating, inflatable attractions, a variety of food vendors, holiday movies, gourmet fudge, and warm apple cider. The highlight of Santa’s Village is, of course, the chance to meet Santa Claus every night and capture the moment with photographs.
Chad Jones, President and CEO of First Bank of Alabama, expressed gratitude for the opportunity to contribute to the holiday magic. “We are grateful for the opportunity to be a part of this East Central Alabama experience that continues to grow in popularity and holiday splendor. First Bank of Alabama wishes everyone a very special holiday season and looks forward to continuing the celebration of the reason for the season.”
City of Oxford Mayor Alton Craft extended a warm invitation to residents and visitors, saying, “On behalf of the city council and our staff, we invite you to come and experience the Festival of Lights for yourself. Creating an event for residents and visitors alike to spend quality time with family and friends and create new memories is what Festival of Lights is all about.”
Tickets for the Festival of Lights are available for purchase online at www.oxfordlights.com. The pricing structure is $25 per car for Monday-Thursday and $30 per car for Friday-Sunday. Additionally, activities and vendor items at Santa’s Village are priced separately and can be found on the event’s website. There are also many special nights with reduced pricing.