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2nd Annual Nights of Shimmering Lights 2012

Nights of Shimmering Lights CouponTime: 6-9 p.m. (Sun.-Thurs.) & 6-10 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.)
Date: Saturday, November 24, 2012 through Thursday, December 20, 2012 (Thursday-Sunday until December 17, then nightly)
Location: Hillsborough County Fairgrounds
Cost: $20/car
Info: (813) 389-6858; Nights of Shimmering Lights Website; Print your $2 off coupon

What’s Doing?
Nights of Shimmering Lights will amaze guests with nearly one million twinkling lights this holiday season. Drive through more than 1-mile of dancing lights, illuminated tunnels, and themed lighted frames.

New This Year
This second season will feature a new Cinderella scene, a 20-foot-tall Farris Wheel, expanded pieces in all areas, and a Christmas Village with a “Music In Lights” animated light show, outdoor holiday movies, arts & crafts vendors, pictures with Santa, and hot, fresh donuts.

Even Better! The first 10 cars each night will receive a FREE picture when Santa’s on-site.

Kris Mouse

Kris Mouse

Kris Mouse Hunt
When you visit, be sure to count how many times you see Kris Mouse. He’ll be all lit in red lights with a bit of yellow. Afterward, you can submit your guess online for a chance to win $50. The drawing will be held on January 10, 2013.

NOTE: The Christmas Village is also a Toys for Tots drop-off location, for those of you who are interested in donating new, unwrapped toys.

Hillsborough County Fairgrounds
4810 State Route 60
Dover, FL 33527

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Ice Crystals

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Color Splash

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Plant with Recycled Paper

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A Stack of Colorful Books

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