Stephen Foster Festival of Lights & Craft Village
I don't have words for the stunning beauty and elegance of the intricately lit trees. The dark areas are where hanging Spanish moss obscures the light.
We went to the Festival of Lights at Stephen Foster Memorial State Park in White Springs, Florida this evening.
I’ve seen a lot of Christmas light displays, but the emphasis on the stunning forms of the huge old Live Oak trees with countless intricately woven lights is beyond my ability to describe.
Craft Village is a series of small buildings where live demonstrations of different crafts are presented. During the Festival, these buildings are decorated to the hilt for Christmas. We wandered through the shops, watching the demonstrations and admiring the quality, hand crafted merchandise offered for sale.
Free popcorn, hot chocolate, and marshmallows with skewers for toasting were available to everyone. Amazing, since admission was only $2.00 per person!
There was also a music program which we missed because we weren’t sure where it was supposed to be. But we greatly enjoyed the sound of Christmas carols pealing from the bells in the carillon tower.
I was told that the Festival will run every night through January 1, except December 25 and 26. So if you are in the area, don’t miss this wonderful, unique presentation!
The blacksmith shop was the only one that was not staffed.
Tree and bell tower
The free popcorn station
The aromatherapy shop
A craft village shop
Posted by Sharon on December 11, 2011