Staunton's Famous Gypsy Hill Park Is Again A Fairyland Of Holiday
NOW TO SECURE YOUR SPOT!!!
For the eighth year in a row, beautiful
Gypsy Hill Park's 214 acres will be aglow with holiday
lights, from the Monday before Thanksgiving through the first
week of January in the New Year, each evening from 5:00
– 11:00. This
event is free and open to the public.
It's a festive attraction that has appealed to
both local and out of town visitors. Tens of
thousands of cars drive through the displays every year.
Display A Deer! Honor Someone
light display is organized by a group of community citizens who have
found a way to utilize the beauty of the sprawling park during a season
that brings families and friends together. If focuses on strong
community values that all can enjoy regardless of age, background or
religion. With Staunton’s status as a tourist destination still
growing, the Celebration of Lights is another way to bring people
to the city, or to enrich their experience while here, and to
demonstrate the community spirit of Staunton's residents.
The Celebration of Holiday Lights invites local
and individuals to design and mount seasonal light displays
along the park's scenic roads. Each group or individual is
assigned a small area to decorate and is provided with a source of
The Celebration of Holiday Lights is made possible
by donations of effort and resources by its sponsors. If you enjoyed the lights
presentation, please take time to express your appreciation to the
sponsors (Sponsor List).
Those who participated by building light displays
celebration are individuals, firms and organizations who work to make
the Staunton holidays brighter. The list of participants is online.
Effective October 2012, all entries, (including recent first
place winners) are eligible for judging. However, 1st place
winners are only eligible every 3rd year unless significant
changes are made to the display.
Photos supplied by members of the committee
and by Roy Carter