Finding light(s) during a dark year… Gallipolis In Lights returns for Christmas season


Gallipolis In Lights returns for Christmas season

By Beth Sergent - bsergent@aimmediamidwest.com



What has become the iconic “Gallipolis In Lights” sign in City Park at the corner of Second Avenue and Court Street.

What has become the iconic “Gallipolis In Lights” sign in City Park at the corner of Second Avenue and Court Street.


Beth Sergent | OVP

Several snowmen, like this one, are placed around the park, providing visitors with COVID-19 safety guidelines on how to view the display of Gallipolis In Lights if they choose to enter City Park. The lights can also be viewed from a variety of angles from the safety of your vehicle.


Beth Sergent | OVP

Lighting up Gallipolis City Park despite the pandemic.


Beth Sergent | OVP

A visitor to Gallipolis City Park passes by Santa who is socially distanced and perched in the historic Bandstand.


Beth Sergent | OVP

Icicle lights appear to continuously fall with illumination from this popular tree in City Park.


Beth Sergent | OVP

This computerized tree, donated by Ohio Valley Bank in 2019, has become a favorite for park visitors with its many light displays and accompanying musical numbers.


Beth Sergent | OVP

Finding comfort and familiar “Joy” in the return of Gallipolis In Lights.


Beth Sergent | OVP

Snow falls on this tree decorated with a fleur-de-lis topper.


Beth Sergent | OVP

The restored Kerr Memorial Fountain aglow in lights and greenery at Gallipolis City Park.


Beth Sergent | OVP

A closer look at Santa who resides in the decorated Bandstand at Gallipolis City Park.


Beth Sergent | OVP

Stay safe, follow the guidelines:

- Practice social distancing of at least six feet.

- Facial coverings are required at all times.

- Share sidewalks, step aside to let others pass.

- If you are sick, or were recently exposed to COVID-19, please do not enter the park.

GALLIPOLIS, Ohio — Despite some changes, City Park is once again aglow for the Christmas season thanks to the annual Gallipolis In Lights display.

Assembled by volunteers who have spent the last couple of months literally preparing the park, Gallipolis In Lights, is currently open to the public though with some changes and safety guidelines.

Due to the pandemic, volunteers made a concerted effort to move displays closer to the road to allow visitors an opportunity to view more lights from their vehicles. The park is open for those who choose to walk through, however, found at several points within the display are posted safety guidelines in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Those guidelines are as follows:

Practice social distancing of at least six feet;

Facial coverings are required at all times;

Share sidewalks, step aside to let others pass;

If you are sick, or were recently exposed to COVID-19, please do not enter the park.

The popular display was once again noted as part of the 2020 Driveable Ohio Holiday Lights Trail promoted by TourismOhio which highlights a total of 16 destinations across the state.

The display is open nightly until Jan. 2. Admission is free.

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What has become the iconic “Gallipolis In Lights” sign in City Park at the corner of Second Avenue and Court Street.
https://www.mydailytribune.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/42/2020/12/web1_12.4-GIL-Main.jpgWhat has become the iconic “Gallipolis In Lights” sign in City Park at the corner of Second Avenue and Court Street. Beth Sergent | OVP

Several snowmen, like this one, are placed around the park, providing visitors with COVID-19 safety guidelines on how to view the display of Gallipolis In Lights if they choose to enter City Park. The lights can also be viewed from a variety of angles from the safety of your vehicle.
https://www.mydailytribune.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/42/2020/12/web1_12.4-GIL-1.jpgSeveral snowmen, like this one, are placed around the park, providing visitors with COVID-19 safety guidelines on how to view the display of Gallipolis In Lights if they choose to enter City Park. The lights can also be viewed from a variety of angles from the safety of your vehicle. Beth Sergent | OVP

Lighting up Gallipolis City Park despite the pandemic.
https://www.mydailytribune.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/42/2020/12/web1_12.4-GIL-3.jpgLighting up Gallipolis City Park despite the pandemic. Beth Sergent | OVP

A visitor to Gallipolis City Park passes by Santa who is socially distanced and perched in the historic Bandstand.
https://www.mydailytribune.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/42/2020/12/web1_12.4-GIL-5.jpgA visitor to Gallipolis City Park passes by Santa who is socially distanced and perched in the historic Bandstand. Beth Sergent | OVP

Icicle lights appear to continuously fall with illumination from this popular tree in City Park.
https://www.mydailytribune.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/42/2020/12/web1_12.4-GIL-6.jpgIcicle lights appear to continuously fall with illumination from this popular tree in City Park. Beth Sergent | OVP

This computerized tree, donated by Ohio Valley Bank in 2019, has become a favorite for park visitors with its many light displays and accompanying musical numbers.
https://www.mydailytribune.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/42/2020/12/web1_12.4-GIL-7.jpgThis computerized tree, donated by Ohio Valley Bank in 2019, has become a favorite for park visitors with its many light displays and accompanying musical numbers. Beth Sergent | OVP

Finding comfort and familiar “Joy” in the return of Gallipolis In Lights.
https://www.mydailytribune.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/42/2020/12/web1_12.4-GIL-8.jpgFinding comfort and familiar “Joy” in the return of Gallipolis In Lights. Beth Sergent | OVP

Snow falls on this tree decorated with a fleur-de-lis topper.
https://www.mydailytribune.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/42/2020/12/web1_12.4-Tree.jpgSnow falls on this tree decorated with a fleur-de-lis topper. Beth Sergent | OVP

The restored Kerr Memorial Fountain aglow in lights and greenery at Gallipolis City Park.
https://www.mydailytribune.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/42/2020/12/web1_12.4-GIL2.jpgThe restored Kerr Memorial Fountain aglow in lights and greenery at Gallipolis City Park. Beth Sergent | OVP

A closer look at Santa who resides in the decorated Bandstand at Gallipolis City Park.
https://www.mydailytribune.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/42/2020/12/web1_12.4-GIL-4.jpgA closer look at Santa who resides in the decorated Bandstand at Gallipolis City Park. Beth Sergent | OVP
Gallipolis In Lights returns for Christmas season

By Beth Sergent

bsergent@aimmediamidwest.com

Stay safe, follow the guidelines:

– Practice social distancing of at least six feet.

– Facial coverings are required at all times.

– Share sidewalks, step aside to let others pass.

– If you are sick, or were recently exposed to COVID-19, please do not enter the park.