Winter Wonderland

Watertown’s 9th Annual Winter Wonderland is scheduled to begin this Friday night at Stokes-Thomas City Park with over 60 lighted displays from area businesses, organizations and schools.  The annual event, a fund raiser for the Watertown Optimist Club, has become more and more popular each year.

Scott Jongbloed is with the Optimist Club.  He says the club discussed the idea of whether or not they would be able to host the event this year because of COVID but ultimately the decision was made to go ahead with just a few changes…..

Jongbloed says they will only be using the south end of the city campground this year…..

Jongbloed says a free will donation will be accepted again this year. The donations will all be given back to support youth programs in the community which supports the mission of the Optimist Club…

Jongbloed says although the park opens on Friday night, there are 19 displays that won’t be in the park until after the holiday lighted parade the evening . 

The Winter Wonderland display will be open every Friday, Saturday and Sunday night from 6pm to 9pm beginning this Friday through December 20th and then again from Wednesday, December 23rd to Sunday, December 27th from 6pm to 9pm.    

The Holiday Lighted Parade will also take place on Kemp Avenue Friday night beginning at 6:30pm. With COVID concerns, people are being encouraged to watch from their cars this year.   

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