Holiday Nights 'N Lights seeing increase in numbers

Holiday Nights â??N Lights in Ottumwa is already seeing an increase in numbers this year.

Nights â??N Lights opened its gates for the 8th year to its more than one-mile long lighted winter wonderland on November 17.

Part of the Ottumwa Chamber of Commerceâ??s mission is the betterment of the community. They have already put thousands of dollars back into the community through money raised from Nights â??N Lights.

â??We've bought over $6,000 worth of bulbs and improvements for all of the holiday Christmas lighting for Ottumwa that's around town. We've done about $6,000 worth of electrical park improvements at the park. We've given away nearly $100,000 to non-profit groups back through volunteering. When people volunteer to work, we give them a certain amount that they can donate to a non-profit group of their choice,â?? said Terry McNitt, Ottumwa Chamber Executive Director.

Last year more than 16,000 people from more than 40 counties across Iowa came through Holiday Nights â??N Lights.

Discounted tickets are available at any Elliott Oil location for $8 and you can also purchase a season pass for $40 at the Ottumwa Chamber office.

The display will be open seven days a week through December 28.

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