Each year, a crew of about 25 Parks and Recreation employees descend on Irving’s Centennial Park, 444 W. Second St., to give it a holiday face lift. This special group of dedicated workers carefully wrap the trees and set up decorative lighted displays of trains, wreaths and other seasonal scenes to create a winter wonderland that delights the young and the young-at-heart.
This year’s display will be open to the public from dusk to 10 p.m. Dec. 4-26, weather permitting. The light display is free and affords a leisurely stroll through one of the jewels of Irving’s Heritage District, Centennial Park.
The park is decorated with 60,000 lights on the fences, trees and bridge. Walkways are lighted on each side to keep pathways visible for visitors after dark. City staff will wear uniforms day and night so that visitors can ask questions about the display. Portable restrooms are available. Biking is prohibited through the display.