For the second year in a row, Manito Park’s annual holiday lights display, usually held inside the pleasantly warm and steamy Gaiser Conservatory, is again spreading out across the park. The outdoor setting was chosen last year to keep everyone safely distanced, and for 2021 it’s once again car-friendly. New this year, those who’d rather enjoy the sights on foot can attend during one of three pedestrian-only nights. For the display’s first six days of drive-thru-only viewing, entrance to the half-mile route through the park is from 25th Avenue, and then south down Tekoa Street or Manito Boulevard. The nonprofit Friends of Manito, which organizes this annual event, also has a super handy FAQ posted on its website with event maps and more.
Manito Holiday Lights • Dec. 10-16 from 6:30-9:30 pm (drive-thru) and Dec. 17-19 from 6:30-8:30 pm (walk-thru) • Free • Manito Park • 1702 S. Grand Blvd. • thefriendsofmanito.org/holiday
— Chey Scott