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On Our Radar: Prince George’s Celebration of Lights at railway museum moves to drive-thru event

Central B.C. Railway and Forestry Museum’s annual event is continuing in a new way
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The Celebration of Lights which is an annual fundraiser for the Central B.C. Railway and Forestry Museum is doing a drive-thru event this year. (via Facebook)

The Central B.C. Railway and Forestry Museum’s Celebration of Lights is moving to a COVID-19 friendly drive through format.

You won’t be able to walk through the museum grounds this year, but you will still be able to see the beauty of the lights display from the safety of your own vehicle and with your own family bubble.

There will be over a hundred thousand lights and light displays, rail cars and buildings to see as you drive through your designated route.

You can turn on holiday tunes, slow down your vehicle and take a tour through the frozen wonder of the museum’s eight-acre industrial park.

Organizers say the route has been mapped out to provide the best viewing experience of the lights and displays.  The museum has also received a large donation of lights and light displays that are set up in the park along River Road. The lights are dedicated to Rose Novak and will be available to be seen and enjoyed by everyone driving down River Road as well as through the park.

It will cost $15 to attend the event per vehicle and prebooking is mandatory.

Organizers are booking in 15-minute intervals, with a maximum of 20 vehicles driving through in this time period.

There are also online or in-person pre-payment options. If you would like to pay in person, office hours are Wednesday to Sunday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 850 River Road.  Booking is only available through Dec. 18–23 and Dec. 27–30

If you pre-booked or paid in person, you will have to bring your print out and place on your dashboard and when you arrive at the Central BC Railway and Forestry Museum, you will have to line up with your vehicle in the designated area and wait to be let inside the park.

You also must stay in your vehicle at all times and keep the windows rolled up.

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