Over the course of the last four years, the Athens family has repaired and carried on the traditional holiday light display that used to be at Mt. Shasta Memorial Park. One Friday evening they flipped the switch, bringing 100,000 sparkling lights, 40 reindeer, 30 Christmas trees, a flying saucer, Yogi Bear and Friends, Spirit-Stallion of the Cimarron, Powerpuff Girls, 101 Dalmatians and much more.
The Athens display has been made even more impressive with several new cartoon characters, including Spongebob Squarepants and his counterpart, Patrick, Scooby Doo, Dora the Explorer and Diego, Thomas the Train, Winnie the Pooh and Friends, The Chipmunks, the entire Simpsons Family, and Sleeping Beauty. A sound system pumps cheerful holiday music in the crisp night air as visitors wander through a sparkling winter wonderland.
2015 - We have a Photo Op area where people can stand behind cutouts of snowmen, Mr. and Mrs. Claus and a sleigh. We have the characters from the movie "Frozen", new this year we have a Cinderella carriage with Cinderella and Prince Charming. We have added meteor lights along with a new Dinosaur blowup.
We have a path that people can walk through to see the display up close. We have Santa on Saturday nights from 6pm to 8pm, there are toys, gifts, etc. in the Santa house and every child gets to choose something to take home.
We serve hot chocolate, coffee and cookies, all for free. We also have continuously playing Christmas music for your enjoyment. We have a play area for children, a burn barrel to stay warm, and when we get enough snow we have a small snow hill for children to slide down.
This year we will have a FREE table with lots of Christmas items and decorations for people to take home. We enjoy sharing with our community.
2017 update - We have some new characters this year, Pinocchio, Geppetto and Jiminy Cricket, we also have a frozen forest featuring the characters from the movie "Frozen". We added a Cinderella carriage to our Photo-Op area, and we now have a baby reindeer nursery. More new characters are the guys from the movie "Cars".