‘Holiday Lights in the Park’ illuminates St. Paul’s Phalen Park Nov. 20

Three children take in the Holiday Lights in the Park display at Phalen Park in St. Paul. The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers hosts the opening of the fifth annual holiday lights display Tuesday. The display runs through Jan. 1.

ST. PAUL, MN — The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) hosts opening day festivities of its fifth annual Holiday Lights in the Park event Tuesday at Phalen Park in St. Paul.

IBEW and local charities representatives will be on hand duringthe day to promote this event that has raised more than $170,000 during its run as one of the state’s largest holiday lights displays.

After raising $60,000 last year, the IBEW hopes to raise even more for those in need this holiday season through its mission: creating fun and affordable family-friendly holiday entertainment that raises funds to help meet basic life needs for children and adults in the Twin Cities metro area.

All of the net proceeds of the CD and Holiday Lights events are distributed to Second Harvest Heartland, Union Gospel Mission, Saint Paul Parks Conservancy and UnderConstruction.

The Holiday Lights project involves two unique holiday experiences in 2012: The IBEW Holiday Lights in the Park Light Tour at Phalen Park in St. Paul from Nov. 20 through Jan. 1; and “Holiday Lights Vol. 4” concert series, Dec. 9 at the Pantages Theatre in Minneapolis.

For more information please visit our website: www.lightsinthepark.org, find us on Facebook: facebook.com/HolidayLightsMN, or follow them on Twitter: twitter.com/HolidayLightsMN.

 

 

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