Tonight’s the night several local Christmas enthusiasts have been waiting for: Elizabethtown’s Christmas in the Park opens to the public.

Amy Inman, public relations for the city, said this year there are more than 100 displays set up at Freeman Lake Park for the festivity, which is now in its 29th year.

“It has definitely grown from its birth during Mayor Pat Durbin’s administration,’’ Inman said. “Christmas in the Park has become a staple during the holidays in Elizabethtown. It’s a great community event put on by the community in partnership with the city.”

The displays are available to view from 6 to 11 p.m. nightly until Jan. 1

The tour through the park is free, but donations are accepted at the end of the route to assist with cost of staffing, electricity and annual enhancements.

The entrance to Christ­mas in the Park is in the same location as previous years — on Blue Heron Way between Keith Monument Co. and 44 Auto Mart. Inman said they ask as cars wait in line to enter the park that they do not block traffic on Dixie Highway or block any driveways.

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