Lighting up Christmas

Published 11:30 am Thursday, December 6, 2012

Wind Creek Casino and Hotel has created a winter wonderland outside their facility on Alabama 21.

Last year, a Christmas lights display could be seen at the Wind Creek facilities, and this year the display is even larger.

“It was something that we tried last year,” Lynn Woodcock, PCI Public Relations Coordinator, said. “It was so well-received last year, so we decided to do it again this year.”

Woodcock said the main addition was something people often refer to as character lights. Such lights are creative renditions of classic Christmas characters like Santa, Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer and Frosty the snowman. For instance, one of the character lights has Santa playing a guitar.

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Woodcock said the lights have been a hit with families especially children.  “They’re the ones that just ‘ooh’ and ‘ah’— the kids — and that’s what it’s all about,” she said.

Woodcock said it’s still early to judge the success of this year’s display.  “We just got it started before Thanksgiving,” she said.
For those wishing to see the display, they will continue to be on display through Jan. 2.

Wind Creek will also have pictures with Santa on Dec. 22 from 4 to 8 p.m. There is a limit of one picture per family and the pictures are free of charge.