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2nd Annual Blossom Holiday Lighting Festival

Blossom Music Center will brighten the holiday season with a spectacular drive-through festival of twinkling lights! The 2nd annual Blossom Holiday Lighting Festival presented by Marc's and sponsored by Akron Children's Hospital will be open seven days a week November 15, 2007 through January 6, 2008 in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio.



View the festive lights and the picturesque Blossom scenery in the comfort and safety of your toasty warm vehicle! Enjoy a leisurely two-mile drive through a joyously lit winter wonderland made up of two million lights and more than 300 professionally installed displays. Blossom Music Center once again teamed up with Indiana-based Winterland, Inc., a national leader in holiday lighting displays, to design the brilliant event.



From mid-November to well into the New Year, the wooded acres of Blossom come alive with beautiful colors and blinking lights. The outdoor illuminated scenes include popular cartoon characters, pop culture icons and animated holiday themes all aglow. The tallest display reaches a height of 45 feet and the longest will extend more than 200 feet. Three popular attractions, "The 12 Days of Christmas," "Snowflake Archway" and "Tunnel of Lights" will return once again to dazzle visitors.



In its inaugural year, the Blossom Holiday Lighting Festival entertained more than 100,000 holiday revelers, with more than 30,000 vehicles visiting the snow covered outdoor music venue.



"The first year was such a success and we hope families will continue to make the Blossom Holiday Lighting Festival a part of their holiday traditions," said Blossom General Manager Mark Girton. "We work extremely hard to create a high-quality family event that the community can be proud of. In fact, the installation process starts in mid-October so Blossom can be transformed into a fantasyland for all ages for enjoy."



"Flip The Switch" Opening Night Ceremony November 15 at 5:45 p.m.

Let there be light! The bright glow of colorful holiday lights will fill the dark winter sky when Cuyahoga Falls Mayor Don L. Robart, along with special guests from Akron Children's Hospital, flips the switch to officially kick-off the 2nd annual Blossom Holiday Lighting Festival. On November 15, all Cuyahoga Falls residents are invited to attend the ceremony and enjoy the Festival for FREE. Cuyahoga Falls residents simply show their issued CFOne card at the entrance gate. Be among the first to view all the lights and holiday splendor with your family and neighbors!



Celebrate the Holiday Lights with Trans-Siberian Orchestra

Trans-Siberian Orchestra (TSO) is a holiday tradition in Northeast Ohio and to further celebrate the season, TSO delivers its rock opera styled holiday music as a part of the spectacular Blossom Holiday Lighting Festival. This year, Festival guests can tune into TSO RADIO inside their car to enjoy the sounds of the iconic band while driving through the giant light show.



Hours & Location

Beginning November 15, 2007 and running through January 6, 2008, the Blossom Holiday Lighting Festival presented by Marc's and sponsored by Akron Children's Hospital will be open seven days a week, including Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, New Year's Eve and New Year's Day. Blossom Holiday Lighting Festival is closed on December 25 for Christmas. To meet demand and busy holiday schedules, the Festival will also be open on weekends in January (January 11-13, January 18-20 & January 25-27).



Holiday Lighting Festival hours are Sunday through Thursday from 6pm to 9pm and Friday & Saturday from 6pm to 11pm.



Blossom is located at 1145 West Steels Corners in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. Vehicles attending the Holiday Lighting Festival should enter and exit Blossom from the Steels Corners Road entrance located west of State Route 8 in Cuyahoga Falls.



For more information, visit www.blossomholidaylighting.com or call 330.920.8040.



Admission & Discounts

Guests can enjoy the Blossom Holiday Lighting Festival for $15.00 per carload. Groups in shuttle buses and limousines are $25.00 each; buses are $50.00 each. A $30 Santa Season Pass offers unlimited visits to the Festival and is truly the gift that keeps giving! The Santa Season Pass is only valid for one designated car and is non-transferable.



Discount coupons good for $3.00 off admission are valid Monday through Thursday only and will be available beginning November 1 at participating Marc's stores, all Northeast Ohio GetGo locations and other participating area retailers.



Blossom Holiday Lighting Festival tickets are available at www.livenation.com, www.ticketmaster.com and all Ticketmaster outlets beginning November 1. To charge by phone in Cleveland, call 216.241.5555. In Akron/Canton, call 330.945.9400. In Youngstown, call 330.747.1212. Tickets will also be available at the gate.



About Blossom

Located on 800 naturally wooded acres, the architectural award-winning Blossom Music Center has been a Northeast Ohio tradition for great concerts and the summer home of the world-renowned Cleveland Orchestra. For more than 30 years, Blossom has been considered an industry hallmark and has hosted some of the hottest entertainers from May through September.



About Akron Children's Hospital

Akron Children's Hospital is the largest pediatric care provider in Northeast Ohio. It cares for about 400,000 patients each year and performs more pediatric surgeries than any other hospital in Northeast Ohio. Akron Children's operates as a full-service, 253-bed pediatric surgeries than any other hospital in Northeast Ohio. Akron Children's operates as a full-service, 253-bed pediatric hospital and houses a regional burn center for both adults and children, as well as a pediatric trauma center. It also offers more than 100 advocacy, education, outreach and research programs, and has been awarded the NorthCoast 99 "Best Workplaces" award. Visit www.akronchildrens.org.



About Winterland, Inc.

Winterland, Inc. launched more than twenty years ago with a passion to create holiday decorations that make a dynamic awe-inspiring statement. In addition to the sales, leasing and design of premium displays, Winterland is the nation's largest producer of Drive Through Light Shows. Based in Marion, Indiana, Winterland has created and installed spectacular events all across the country.



Happy Holidays from our Sponsors

The 2nd annual Blossom Holiday Lighting Festival presented by Marc's and sponsored by Akron Children's Hospital is produced by Live Nation. Associate sponsors include GetGo, Papa John's and Time Warner Cable. A portion of the proceeds from the Blossom Holiday Lighting Festival will be donated to Akron Children's Hospital.
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