Peninsula, Ohio - This holiday season, Cuyahoga Valley National Park will be lighting up the darkest day of the year at the Festival of Lights. This event will enlighten your perception of various cultures and their seasonal days of celebration. Experience and learn how several cultures observe their seasonal days of celebration during the month of December and on the Winter Solstice including: Christmas, Jankunu, Kwanzaa, Saturnalia, Hanukkah, Persian Yalda, and the Yule Log.
The Festival of Lights will take place on December 18, 2009 at the Cuyahoga Valley Environmental Education Center from 5:30 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.
Take a magical stroll through candle lit woods, sample the Holiday traditions of many cultures, and dine in our cozy, pine adorned dining hall! You will be treated to a warm feast which will be served at 6 p.m. or 7:30 p.m. Reservations are required as seating is limited. Fee: $20.00 per person ages 12 and older, $16.50 CVNPA members, $7.00 children ages 5-11. Festivities begin at 5:30 p.m. at Cuyahoga Valley Environmental Education Center, 5:30-9:00p.m. For more information and to register call (800) 642-3297 ext.100.
Cuyahoga Valley Environmental Education Center is located at 3675 Oak Hill Road, Peninsula OH 44264.
CVNPA is a nonprofit organization created to engage public support for the park and provide services to enhance public use and enjoyment of the park. For more information about CVNPA and its membership program, visit www.cvnpa.org or call (330)657-2909.
CVNP encompasses 33,000 acres along the Cuyahoga River between Cleveland and Akron. Managed by the National Park Service, CVNP combines cultural, historical, recreational, and natural activities in one setting. For more information about the park visit www.nps.gov/cuva/ or www.dayinthevalley.com or call (216) 524-1497 or (800) 445-9667.
For Immediate Release
Contact: Jocelyn Buckey
(330) 657-2909 ext. 106