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Holiday Tour of Lights returns to Cedarcrest Golf Course Dec. 6-29

MARYSVILLE — The Cedarcrest Golf Course will become an after-dark winter wonderland starting on Thursday, Dec. 6, when its fairways will transform into a showcase for dazzling light displays, for the second annual Holiday Tour of Lights.

Families and individuals alike are invited to hop aboard a Merrysville Express Rotary Train and traverse the winding paths at Cedarcrest amid 30 enchanting light displays designed to put a twinkle in the hearts of all ages this holiday season.

Tours will be available from 6-9 p.m. on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from Dec. 6-29 at the Cedarcrest Golf Course, located at 6810 84th St. NE.

Two Rotary Trains will transport guests on a 20-minute ride through rolling hills on the west side of the course and around the pond, passing through a penguin village, polar bear forest, Santa's workshop and other displays, according to city of Marysville Parks and Recreation Director Jim Ballew. Several new displays have been added this year to make the tour bigger and better.

"Join us for a fun and unforgettable experience for the whole family," Ballew said. Plenty of free activities, a community bonfire, music and carolers, and holiday restaurant specials will happen in the plaza area outside the Pro Shop and restaurant.

Ballew explained that the city hopes to draw up to 400 visitors a night to top last year's success at the first-ever tour, which drew 3,000 by the time the last lights were turned off and the displays were put away.

While there is no admission fee, a donation of $3 per child, $5 for adults or $20 for a family is suggested by Parks and Recreation officials.

For more information, please call the city of Marysville Parks and Recreation Department at 360-363-8400 or visit the city's website at http://marysvillewa.gov.

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