Walk Fantasy Lights this Sunday

Kick off the holiday season this Sunday with a sneak, non-motorized preview of the 18th annual Fantasy Lights at Spanaway Park.

This is the only opportunity to walk through the Northwest's largest drive-through holiday lights display. The walk provides a close-up preview of more than 300 animated displays and thousands of lights along the winding route through the forested park on the shore of Lake Spanaway.

The walking event will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. starting at the Sprinker Recreation Center, 14824 S. C St. Lines will form in the parking lot for the walk to the park entrance. Coffee, cocoa, and snack items will be available for purchase. An average of 3,500 walkers participate each year in the 2.5 mile walk.

Admission, paid inside the park, is $12 for a family of four or $4 per person. Children age 3 and under are free. The walk, which will occur 'rain or shine,' is stroller and wheelchair friendly. For safety reason, dogs, in-line skates, bikes, skateboards, and scooters are not allowed.

More information is available at (253) 798-4177 or www.piercecountywa.org/parks.

Fantasy Lights is viewed by more than 150,000 visitors in more than 23,000 vehicles each year between Thanksgiving Day and New Year's weekend.