Updated 9:47 a.m. Nov. 28, 2020 - Friday a ribbon cutting was held for the grand opening of the one-million-dollar "Garden of Lights" project that is set up at Turtle Bay Exploration Park.
The lights cover approximately ten acres on the Turtle Bay campus. The lights illuminate the gardens. The project is two years in the making. Turtle Bay staff have been setting up the lights since July, for the long-anticipated opening held on Friday night.
Organizers said they have already sold about 13 thousand tickets.
It takes approximately 45 minutes to walk through the whole ten-acre area.
The Garden of Lights is part of the new Redding City Identity Project, which started with 20 ideas participants wanted to see in their city by the year 2020. CLICK HERE for more information on the project.
REDDING, Calif. - It is the first big year for Turtle Bay Exploration Park's "Garden of Lights."
The event took two years of planning. Watch the video for a sneak preview of the show, which cost over one million dollars to produce.
Holiday lights illuminate approximately ten acres of the Turtle Bay Exploration Park campus.
Turtle Bay's Seth McGaha said the gardens are outdoors with a lot of space for social distancing. He called the event a "breath of fresh air" for the holidays.
The "Garden of Lights" will be open from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. It officially opens next Friday and will run through December 27, 2020.