On Military and Emergency First Responders Night, free car admission will be given to members of the U. S. Armed Forces, veterans, law enforcement officers, firefighters, emergency medical service personnel, their spouses, and everyone in their car. Their children will be treated to a ride on the carousel in Santa’s Magical Forest.
Visitors will be greeted by Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno, Spirit of Springfield President Judy Matt, leaders from the military, law enforcement, fire, and emergency medical services.
“We have a lot of people to thank,” said Judy Matt, Spirit of Springfield President. “Soldiers, veterans, police officers, firefighters, emergency medical services personnel, and the family members who support them. A drive through Bright Nights at Forest Park is just a small token of our appreciation.”
Bright Nights at Forest Park opened for its 28th season on Wednesday, November 23, 2022, and will operate through Wednesday, January 1, 2023. Tickets must be purchased in advance, online at brightnight.org or at Big Y World Class Markets.
For more information about Bright Nights at Forest Park, visit www.brightnights.org or contact the Spirit of Springfield at (413) 733-3800.