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Luminaria lights up Thanksgiving Point once again

By Isaac Hale daily Herald - | Dec 1, 2017
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Aria Taylor, right, of American Fork, carries her 1-month-old daughter, Sloane, as she guides her other daughter, Jocelyn, 2, ahead of Aria's husband, Josh, leading along their son, Joey, 2, along the path Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017, at Thanksgiving Point's Luminaria in Lehi. Isaac Hale, Daily Herald

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The Merry Mosaic plays a choreographed light show to music Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017, at Thanksgiving Point's Luminaria in Lehi. Isaac Hale, Daily Herald

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Lindsey Metcalf, of Holiday, holds her daughter, Sydney, 3, and along with her son, Steele, 6, they all check out gingerbread houses in Gingerbread Place on Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017, at Thanksgiving Point's Luminaria in Lehi. Isaac Hale, Daily Herald

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Lights illuminate a pine tree Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017, at Thanksgiving Point's Luminaria in Lehi. Isaac Hale, Daily Herald

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Benson Wolfe, 5, of Lehi, looks at a grove of lit-up pine trees Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017, at Thanksgiving Point's Luminaria in Lehi. Isaac Hale, Daily Herald

Thanksgiving Point has brought back the light for a second year.

Last year, approximately 60,000 people came to Luminaria: Experience the Light according to Rachel Draper, signature experiences manager at Thanksgiving Point. This year, they’re hoping to bring in even more visitors.

“The numbers have been good so far,” said Draper.

Luminaria is a one-mile walk through at least 25 different themed sections of colorful holiday lights. Draper explained that visitors take about an hour and a half to walk through Luminaria, and along the path are two main hubs: Reindeer Woods and S’mores Village. At these hubs, visitors can rest by several fire pits and enjoy concessions for sale, including hot chocolate.

Also included in the price of admission is The Light of the World Garden, which features 35 monument-sized sculptures depicting the life of Jesus Christ.

Though the festive attraction is primarily the same from last year, it has added a few touches to enhance visitors’ experiences. This year, Luminaria features the new Gingerbread Place attraction, which houses a collection of intricately-made gingerbread houses, a tunnel after the Light of the World Garden and also more fire pits at the two hubs.

Though light is the most prominent attraction of Luminaria, it also engages other senses through holiday smells, sounds, tastes and textures.

“It’s a fully immersive experience,” said Draper. “It’s sort of a five senses thing.”

Luminaria opened Nov. 20 next to Thanksgiving Point’s Museum of Natural Curiosity and will remain open until Dec. 30. Tickets can be purchased at https://www.thanksgivingpoint.org/events/luminaria/ for $17 for adults and $13 for children during non-peak dates and $20 of adults and $15 for children during peaks dates with discounts on all dates for members.

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