Holiday lights, decorations making spirits bright

Ponca City Now - November 27, 2018 3:01 pm

City Manager Craig Stephenson said Monday night that several city displays are ready to make spirits bright, and much of  the credit goes to city employees who have helped set up lights and other colorful decorations.

The Festival of Angels has kicked off the season with lighted displays at Lake Ponca and a 30-foot lighted angel at 14th Street and Lake Road. Other displays are at Cann Gardens, located at 14th Street and Grand Avenue. The displays are available each evening from 6 to 10 p.m. through the rest of the year.

The Marland Mansion and Marland’s Grand home are also decorated for the holidays and are great places to take a tour. There are several events at both locations during this special season. Go to the City of Ponca City’s Facebook page for ideas for outings.

The Christmas Gala will be held at the Marland Mansion from 7:30 p.m. to midnight Dec. 8. Tickets are $100 each and are available at the Mansion Gift Shop.

Looking for a family adventure? Head to Lake Ponca at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, to join in the Polar Bear and Cub Plunge. Look for the thrill-seekers at Ski Dock No. 13  — work/civic groups, families, friends or individuals can participate. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Registration ends Nov. 30 and cost is $5 per jumper. Registration is online on the city’s Facebook page.

Forms are available now at the Park and Recreation Department or online for anyone who wants  to participate in the 2018 Lighted Christmas parade. Participants and encouraged to decorate their entries with lights for the Christmas Parade, which will be at 6 p.m. on Dec. 7 on Grand Avenue, starting west of the railroad tracks.

And for the kids who need a little practice asking Santa for what they want for Christmas, the Senior Center will be housing Santa’s Mailbox at 319 West Grand Avenue through Dec. 17. If you send a letter with a self-addressed, stamped envelope, Santa will send a letter back!



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