Festival of Lights

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Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park

Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park and the Stephen Foster Citizens Support Organization, will illuminate the park with holiday lights once again! The 2018 Festival of Lights will flip the switch Friday November 30 and will be ablaze this holiday season until December 24. The Festival of Lights has grown over the years and has been named a Top 20 Event in the Southeast United States for almost a decade.

We will continue the rebuilding by constantly working to evolve the Festival, keeping it fresh and enjoyable for all. On select nights we are still the well-loved family tradition of the classic Festival of Holiday Magic Nights! Featuring free hot cocoa, popcorn, marshmallow roasting, bonfire, craft activities, snow flurries, train display, Gift Shop, music in the Tower and of course Santa!

The last ticket sold and the entry gates will close at 8:30 p.m. every night of the Festival



Holiday Magic Nights: Select Dates $3.00 per person.  Children under 3 Free.

Silent Nights: Select dates $2 per person. Children under 3 Free.

Event Time: 

Friday, November 30, 2018 - 4:30pm EST to Monday, December 24, 2018 - 8:30pm EST

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Additional Information: 

As the Festival of Lights has grown so has the demand for extra hands. Park staff and volunteers have been pulling double duty the past few years working hard to make our visitors smile. We are always looking for volunteers to help us out, if you are interested in helping to decorate or volunteering during the Festival please give us a call at (386) 397-2733. We would love to have you!


Participation Requirements