HolidayLights returns in 2009
‘HolidayLights’ Creates Night Time Wonder - Nov. 28-Dec. 30
HolidayLights at CALM returns for its seventh season in Bakersfield from Nov. 28 through Dec. 30, exciting families with more than two million lights in dazzling night time displays. The nonprofit California Living Museum (CALM) offers $2 off admission prices Monday--Thursday nights, free train rides on the Candy Cane Express and carousel and free parking. Event hours are 5:30-9 p.m. each night except Dec. 24-25, when CALM will be closed, re-opening from Dec. 26-30. Admission prices are $6 for children ages 3-12. Children ages 13-17 and senior citizens pay the same price, $10. The regular adult price is $12. Tickets will be on sale a week prior to the event opening through Vallitix at (661) 322-5200 or on the Internet at http://vallitix.rdln.com. HolidayLights at CALM is the seasonal attraction families look forward to each year. New to visitors will be an ocean of aquatic animals including dolphins, flying fish, whales, octopus and pelicans. A synchronized symphony of multi-colored tree lights and music, plus the traditional family-friendly displays of resplendent animals and Kern County landscapes. It is all in the great outdoors at CALM, home to 250 injured or abandoned animals native to California. Proceeds from HolidayLights benefit the non-profit CALM Foundation, providing funding for developing new and exciting animal exhibits at CALM.
Mon-Thurs $2 off all admissions
$6 for children ages 3-12
$10 for children ages 13-17 & seniors above age 60
$12 for adults
Free parking, Carousel and Train Rides. Tickets can be purchased through Vallitix at (661) 322-5200 or they can be purchased each night at the gate.
Directions to CALM: Northbound from Southern California - take I-5 to Hwy 99 in Kern County. Use the 24th Street/Rosedale Hwy exit in Bakersfield, turning right at the end of the off ramp onto 24th St. After a short time, 24th St, turns into Hwy 178 past M Street. Stay on Hwy 178 to the traffic light at Alfred Harrell Highway. Turn left and continue until you see the HolidayLights at CALM.
Southbound from Northern California - take Hwy 99 to Kern County. Take the 24th Street/Rosedale Hwy exit in Bakersfield, turning left at the end of the off ramp onto 24th St. After a short time, 24th St. turns into Hwy 178 past M Street. Stay on Hwy 178 to the traffic light at Alfred Harrell Highway. Turn left and continue until you see the HolidayLights at CALM.
For more information, check CALM's Web site, www.calmzoo.org, or call CALM at (661) 872-2256.
Christine Lizardi Frazier
Kern County Superintendent of Schools
Diane Lake Family
ABA Energy Corp.