Dancing Lights of Christmas headed to Wilson County

Jacob Smith • Sep 29, 2017 at 3:32 PM

Following the Metro Nashville City Council’s decision to close the popular light and music show at Jellystone Park, the Dancing Lights of Christmas owners decided Friday to move the show to the James E. Ward Agricultural Center in Lebanon.

“We would like to thank Wilson County and the James E. Ward Agricultural Center and their staff for stepping up on such short notice to help us keep our show open for the Christmas season,” said owner Mike Scalf. “They have been a pleasure to work with, and we can’t thank them enough for their support.”

James E. Ward Agricultural Center director Larry Tomlinson said he was thrilled about the potential the new show has for Wilson County.

“We’re tickled to death to have it,” said Tomlinson. “I think it’s going to be a great event for the community, and it’s going to bring more people to the Ag Center. Hopefully it’ll get people who haven’t been here before to come and see what we’re all about, and then maybe they’ll come back for even more events.”

Fans across the state took to social media and contacted Nashville officials to make their voices heard and encourage them not to close the popular family attraction.

“We have been overwhelmed by the support of this community. They were rooting for us, the little guy, and that support made us want to fight to stay open even more,” said Scalf. “We pride ourselves on being a fun, family tradition, and we are thrilled that our fans will get to experience this tradition again this year.

The Christmas lights display owners asked the public to share the new location and help spread the news that the Dancing Lights of Christmas will be open for the holidays. They also asked for people to continue to support Jellystone Park and the great activities and amenities they offer year-round.

“Jellystone Park has been a wonderful partner for seven years,” said Scalf. “We want to thank them for everything they’ve done for the Dancing Lights of Christmas, and we hope people in the community will continue to visit this park.”

For updates, including when the Dancing Lights of Christmas will officially open, people can follow the Dancing Lights of Christmas on Facebook, or visit thedancinglightsofchristmas.com.


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