Peninsula, Ohio - Come light up the darkest day of the year in Cuyahoga Valley National Park at the Festival of Lights.Learn why many cultures observe seasonal days of celebration during December and on the Winter Solstice including: Christmas, Hanukkah, Persian Yalda, Soyal from the Hopi Nation, Buddhist Bodhi, Slovakian Soroksun, Hindu Diwali, and the Yule Log.
The Festival of Lights will take place on December 19, 2008 at the Cuyahoga Valley Environmental Education Center from 6 p.m. until 9:30 p.m.
You will also be treated to a warm feast which will be served at 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. To explore the different festivals take a winter walk through woods filled with fun stops along the way. Each stop will include educational history, an activity or craft, a snack generated from the specific culture, and of course lights. Reservations are required. Fee: $16 per person ages 12 and older, $13 CVNPA members, $10 children ages 5 to 11.
Cuyahoga Valley Environmental Education Center is located at 3675 Oak Hill Road, Peninsula OH 44264. For more information and to register call 1-800-642-3297 ext. 100
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.