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Weekend Planner: Display

Santa’s Workshop and Santa’s Trains are gone from Northampton’s Look Park but the park’s Holiday Lights Display continues through Jan. 1. Consisting of 38,742 bulbs delineating over 50 figures — snowmen, reindeers, candles, snowflakes — the displays are designed and created by Look Park maintenance staff, who cut, heat and form the steel frames and string them with lights. The staff also hand-fashions the strings of lights and electrical boxes to operate the displays. Overall, the enterprise requires some 350 hours of preparation and 20 hours per week maintenance, including routine bulb replacement.

The display is on view daily 4-9 p.m. Admission is by donation.

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