13th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Holiday Cheer by Lake Superior. (The "Bentleyville USA Tour of Lights")
One can't help but get into the holiday spirit after visiting this festive display at Duluth, Minnesota's Bayfront Festival Park! Countless volunteers put in many hours of hard work to install the millions of lights for this annual display. In a holiday season, the park is visited by nearly a quarter million people who enjoy cookies and hot chocolate as they’re surrounded by holiday lights and music. More than 10,000 knit hats are given to children visiting Santa in the park. Visitors to “Bentleyville USA” donate nearly 2,000 new toys and 15,000 lbs. of food to the Salvation Army to help community members in need. The Tour of Lights inspires many smiles from visitors of all ages.
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||The American Experience
||Nov. 28, 2015, 2:47 p.m.
||Canon EOS 5D Mark II