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 by the lighting of a big tree in the yard which has been adorned with more than 2,500 commercial grade LED lights, as well as 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.
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.