Light up the night at Winter Lights Night

One of the many displays from a previous Winter Lights Night. Photo courtesy of Porter County Parks and Recreation.

Winter Lights Night at Sunset Hill Farm County Park is a holiday tradition for many Northwest Indiana families, kicking off the season with fantastic displays of holiday lights throughout the park. This great event wouldn’t be possible, and for such an affordable price, without the help of some very important people.

“We have a lot of generous volunteers donating their time for this event,” says Matt Pera, Communications Director for Porter County Parks and Recreation. “It really is a volunteer-based activity.”

Besides seeing the lights, visiting Santa is the top attraction for families. According to Pera, Santa is busy the entire four hours of the event. Parents are welcome to take their own photos of their kids with Santa and volunteers will also be taking photos and posting them on a Flickr page to download for free.

The student art show will be held for the second year in a row this year, with this year’s contest featuring snowmen. Fourteen art classes participated and were told to make a snowman of up to 3 feet tall out of any material they wished. The event ends with a fireworks show at 6:30 p.m.

Winter Lights Night takes place from 3-7 p.m. Nov. 17 at Sunset Hill Farm County Park, 775 Meridian Road, Valparaiso. Admission is $5 per car. For more information, visit the Porter County Parks and Recreation webpage.


South Shore Parent
Northwest Indiana