'Lights Along the River' drive-through

By: Lanetra Bennett
December 7, 2016

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BAINBRIDGE, Ga. (WCTV) -- The "Lights Along the River" display is now open at the Earl May Boat Basin in Bainbridge.

This is the first time the City of Bainbridge has done this type of lights display. Officials say it's already grown bigger than they've ever imagined.

Dozens of holiday light displays and decorations are up. Just slowly drive down Hatcher Road, which goes down by the Flint River, and you'll see Santa, the manger scene, and much more.

The centerpiece of the drive-through is a 17-foot tall light up display of a steamboat.

Bainbridge resident Don Whaley, said, "Some of my fondest memories growing up was hoping in the car going around town looking at Christmas lights. You'd have to drive all over town to see this many lights in one place. So, it's just a lot of fun."

Julie Harris, the Bainbridge Community Affairs Director, said, "It actually started with a bang. There's very few times during the night that there is not a steady flow of cars coming through. So, we're thrilled."

The drive through is open all night long and runs until December 31st. It's free.

The City plans to to make it an annual event.

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