Leduc Country Lights kicks off it's final year

Photo courtesy of Leduccountrylights.com

The final year of Leduc Country Light starts today

It's become one of the biggest outdoor winter wonderlands in the region and it's hoping to go out in grand style.

This is the final year for Leduc Country Lights a tradition that's lasted for 14 years and attracted upwards of 60,000 people annually.

Today is the opening of the amazing Christmas lights display which also features sleigh rides and visits to Santa among other things.

Doug Ruel who started the festival with his wife Yvonne tells The One News his fondest memories of the festival.

"We've created a lot of memories for these children that come and see Santa Claus, see the lights, it's a big thing, they'll always remember they will never forget this, I have two granddaughters and they just love it, they think it's the greatest thing in the world and that means quite a bit to my wife and I" says, Ruel,.

Ruel says it's grown so much that it's become a year-round endeavor for him and his wife.

The event runs until December 30, admission is free but you are encouraged to donate to the Food Bank or the Boys and Girls Club in Leduc.

Ruel adds he's hopeful someone will take over the event next year and keep this holiday tradition going.

The lights are on from 4:30pm-10.

For more information on this year's event https://www.leduccountrylights.com/.  

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