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Bright Nights at Forest Park

November 24, 2022 - January 1, 2023

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Bright Nights at Forest Park will kick off its 28th season on Wednesday, November 23, with a special guest flipping the switch on all 675,000 lights.


Bright Nights Named Best of the Best

Bright Nights at Forest Park, the Northeast’s premier holiday lighting event, has been named to the American Bus Association’s “Best of the Best” for 2020. The list includes attractions and events from throughout the United States and Canada. Bright Nights is the only holiday lighting event chosen for the distinction.

Bright Nights at Forest Park is featured in the Festival and Events category along side Eastern States Exhibition, Home of the Big E, Philadelphia Flower Show, and the Quilt Gardens Along the Heritage Trail in Elkhart, Indiana.

Since 1995, Bright Nights has been a unique public/private collaboration between the City of Springfield’s Department of Parks, Buildings & Recreation Management and the Spirit of Springfield, a private non-profit organization. Together they have welcomed more than 6 million visitors. It has been calculated that if every bus that had visited were lined bumper to bumper, they would go from Springfield to Cape Cod. The cars would go as far as California.


Big Y World Class Markets will be selling general admission tickets for just $16.50 per car starting November 11th. These tickets can be used any night during the 2021 season, and they make great gifts, stocking stuffers, and teacher gifts.

Bright Nights at Forest Park

November 23rd to January 1st

Closed November 28th – 29th

Forest Park


November 24
January 1, 2023


Forest Park
300 Sumner Avenue
Springfield, MA 01108
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