20th annual Winter Wonderland opens Nov. 18 at Sportsman Lake

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CULLMAN, Ala. – The 20th annual Sportsman Lake Park Winter Wonderland Christmas Light Display will happen open Friday, Nov. 18 and run through Dec. 30. Guests can drive through the magical display from 5-9 p.m. on open dates: Nov. 18-20, 25-27, 30 and Dec. 1-4, 7-11, 14-23, 26-30. 

Admission is $10 cash per vehicle. 

The display has over a million lights and new displays are added every year. Cullman County Parks and Recreation Director Doug Davenport said the department purchased $15,000 worth of lights this year.  

The park workers make the effort to bring the enchanting tradition to Cullman every year, working from the end of September until opening day. Davenport said a big surprise will be revealed at the ribbon cutting event on opening day at 4:30 p.m., Friday, Nov. 18.  

“We’ve added 10 or 12 new scenes, but we’ve got something really big we want to surprise everybody with Friday,” he said.  

Returning this year will also be the Christmas train, horse and carriage rides, snow machine, photo booth, hot chocolate and more.  

Senior Night is Dec. 1 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Seniors 60 and older will be admitted free. A bag of candy will be given to the first 300 seniors.  
The last day for train rides is Dec. 23. The park will be closed Christmas Eve and Day. Dec. 26-30 will be drive-through only.  

Sportsman Lake Park is located at 1544 Sportsman Lake Road NW in Cullman. Find out more at www.facebook.com/SportsmanLakePark.  

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