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29th Annual Holiday Fantasy in Lights – 2017 – Hayride


November 19, 2018

 

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Another great display this year for everyone to enjoy.  This year I took a look at the displays from a new viewpoint, from a hayride! Info here.

Reserve your own haywagon ride (limited availability) for just $100 plus tax, more information: http://www.cityofmadison.com/parks/reserve/hayrides.cfm

The line was long, but it was a warm night and there was a fire to keep us warm while waiting.

Each year, there is a soundtrack you can listen to as you drive through the park transmitted by a LP (low power) radio station. There are actually two stations now. Tune in to 95.3 FM for the main audio, 95.1 for the Dancing Trees.

There were two wagons continuously going around after getting loaded.  The atmosphere was filled with excitement for the upcoming holidays and the kids in the group were so excited!

 It’s our turn!  Soon, we were on our way, watch the video of the hayride.

I returned on the 25th and drove through on my own. If you want to see the displays without other people around, come early in the morning before dawn.  Enjoy the Dancing trees, synchronized to Nutcracker music.

2018 will be the 30th Anniversary of Holiday Fantasy in Lights, I look forward to that!  I will do the hayride again, it was so much fun!

 

28th Annual Holiday Fantasy in Lights


11-21-16

Visit from November 19-January 2, 2017

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Every year this event gets better!  Holiday Fantasy in Lights  has a new archway at the entry this year.  Tune your radio to 94.7 FM to hear the event’s low-power radio station.  The sound track is different every year. This year I did something different too, I arrived at 3:30 AM so there would not be any people there.  I started first with driving through the park, come join me!

After driving through I went up close to each display. The Dancing Trees music is on 94.5 FM.

On their website there is a live webcam view of the entry and you can hear the soundtrack.

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The Electric Group thanks you for coming to see the lights. Please consider donating to keep them coming back! This event is always so much fun and has become a tradition for many. View our 2013 and 2015 visits (missed 2014).

04 Thank You for Coming to Fantasy in Lights

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2013 Madison’s Holiday Fantasy in Lights – 25th Anniversary


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Wisconsin is big on showing Christmas spirit with lots of holiday light displays.  Madison is well-known for their Holiday Fantasy in Lights display, put on by the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and The National Electrical Contractors Association in Olin Park.  This is their 25th year!

Holiday Fantasy in Lights sign

01 Lights Truck at Fantasy in Lights

Turn on your radio to 1610 for the  soundtrack you can listen to while you are driving through the looking at the displays. Enjoy this slideshow of the displays.

Some of our favorites.

This rocking horse is one of the original displays, now 25 years old.

36 - 25 Year-Old Rocking Horse

43 - Train at Fantasy in Lights

The Memory Tree

50 - Memory Tree sign

51 - Memory Tree

From the top of the hill where the tree is, you have a great view below of the park.

55 - Lights Overlook 1

30 - American Flag

The memory tree looks brighter here because I took this picture in 2003, before LED lights were used.

Holiday Fantasy in Lights Packer and Badger Helmets

 They even give you a candy cane as you exit, thanking you for coming to see the displays. Donations gratefully accepted!

21 - Candy Cane sign at Fantasy in Lights

03 Donation Booth

04 Thank You

Happy Holidays and see you next year!

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