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Drive-thru holiday lights display slated at park

Folks take photos of the decorated trees on display at Roberts point Park in 2021.The display will have a different look for this year’s event.

Folks take photos of the decorated trees on display at Roberts point Park in 2021.The display will have a different look for this year’s event.

A long-time Port Aransas holiday tradition, the Enchanted Holiday Forest, is taking on a new look this year.

The City of Port Aransas Parks and Recreation Department, event sponsor, will host Nautical and Nice: Community Drive-thru Holiday Light Display outdoors at Roberts Point Park.

The city will put up lights in the trees and other lights for the drive-thru event.

Civic groups, individuals, businesses and families are invited to decorate ocean-themed cutouts for the forest. Those who participate are asked to paint and decorate the themed cut-outs wishing the community a happy holiday season or promoting the business, organization or civic group.

The ocean-themed cutouts are shaped like starfish, seahorses, mermaids, shells and sea turtles.

The drive-thru display will be open Thursday, Dec. 8 through Wednesday, Jan. 4.

Admission is free.

From Dec. 8 through Dec. 14, the public will vote on Catch of the Day, first-through third-place and community choice, Winners will be announced at the Santa in the Park event on Thursday, Dec. 15.

These folks were decorating a Memorial Tree at Roberts Point Park in December 2021. Ornaments on the tree were made of photographs and information about the deceased love ones of Port Aransas residents.

These folks were decorating a Memorial Tree at Roberts Point Park in December 2021. Ornaments on the tree were made of photographs and information about the deceased love ones of Port Aransas residents.

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