Festival of Lights entering 17th year

Festival of Lights entering 17th year »Play Video

ROSEBURG, Ore. -- You know it's the holiday season around Douglas County when the Festival of Lights is getting ready to open.

The drive through light show at River Forks Park has been hosted by the Rotary Club for 17 years.

Crews have been busy doing maintenance and setting up the displays all over the park.

Display coordinator Jack Reilly says that thanks to extra manpower, all of the displays should work perfectly. "With the cooperation of Wolf Creek Job Corp, they have provided the manpower necessary to go through all of our display components and repairing them."

All of the bulb displays shown at this years event will use LED lights which use 80% less power than regular bulbs.

"We like to use, to keep the standard incandescent look out here, so the transfer to LED is going to save us a lot of power and still have that Christmas look."

The Festival of Lights starts this Sunday and will go until January 1.

Admission to the park is $8 per car and all of the proceeds will go towards local scholarships and programs by the Rotary Club.