November 30, 2023

Sparkle in the Park

Nov. 18, 2023

Just as there are a ton of Thanksgiving dinners and Turkey Trots to choose from, it’s almost impossible to pick which small town tree lighting and holiday parade you want to attend. We love them all! But if you’re going to opt for one this year, go with the 19th annual Bear Lake Sparkle in the Park. Thousands of lights illuminate nearly 50 holiday displays at Hopkins Park from 5-10pm nightly. You’ll spot Santa riding on his sleigh, cheerful snowmen, giant Christmas trees, and plenty more at the park. The grand opening is Saturday, Nov. 25, but you can visit the stunning display all the way until Jan. 1, 2024. Saturday’s light-up event includes free chili, cocoa, coffee, and cookies for visitors plus an extra special appearance by Santa and Mrs. Claus at the park’s pavilion, aka Toyland Bear Lake. Stay tuned for the big night by visiting


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