Up & Coming Weekly

December 07, 2021

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12 UCW DECEMBER 8-14, 2021 WWW.UPANDCOMINGWEEKLY.COM Segra Stadium gets lit ahead of Christmas by HANNAH LEE EVENTS Segra Stadium is preparing to be jam-packed with tens of thou- sands of holiday lights for two weekends in December. Fayetteville Holiday Lights, presented by the Fayetteville Woodpeckers and AEVEX Aero- space, invites people to walk through the baseball stadium to see not just light displays but different themes each night. Fayetteville Holiday Lights will be the first event of its kind at Segra Stadium. Pete Subsara, the assistant general manager of the Wood- peckers, says that they found in- spiration from their sister base- ball team, the Houston Astros. e Astros also do a holiday light display that runs for approxi- mately two months. While it won't run for as long, Subsara hopes people will enjoy the new Fayetteville Holiday Lights event. "We just want to bring some- thing downtown that families and people visiting their loved ones can go do," Subsara said. Each night will have a different theme. On Dec. 9, the Wood- peckers will host an opening night ceremony with an 18-foot tree lighting. Dec. 10 and 19, the Woodpeckers will feature fire- works around at 8 p.m. Local merchants and vendors will be selling their items market-style along the concourse, Dec. 11. On Dec. 12, Princesses Tiana, Belle and Cinderella will make an ap- pearance. On Dec. 16, there will be drink specials. Dog Day is on Dec. 17; visiting fur parents should be sure to bring shot re- cords, a requirement for the dogs to enter the stadium. Queens Anna and Elsa will make an ap- pearance on Dec. 18. Santa will be in attendance each night and available for free pictures. While the lights themselves are something to enjoy, Fayetteville Holiday Lights is also an event that gives back to families. Com- munity members and organiza- tions can participate in "Trees for Charity." Organizations will partner with a local non-profit of their choice to decorate a tree. roughout the event, people who attend can vote on the best- decorated tree. e tree voted best decorated will receive $2,000 for their des- ignated non-profit. e second place will receive $1,500, and the third place will receive $1,000. Following the event, the Wood- peckers will donate the trees to families in need during the holiday season. Subsara says he is expecting 15,000 people total to attend the eight-night event. Adult tickets are $10 and chil- dren's tickets are $8 if purchased in advance. Tickets will go up by $2 if purchased on the day of attendance. All current or former military will receive $1 off their ticket with DoD ID at the Box Office. To purchase tickets for Fayetteville Holiday Lights or for more information on the event, visit their website or call (910) 339-1989. HANNAH LEE, Assistant Editor. COMMENTS? Editor@upandcomin- gweekly.com. 910-484-6200. *Some restrictions and limitations may apply. Subject to credit approval and credit history. Equal Credit Opportunity Lender Apply Online at BraggMutual.org MAIN OFFICE 2917 VILLAGE DRIVE, FAYET TEVILLE D OWNTOWN 201 HAY STREET, FAYET TEVILLE C APE FEAR VALLE Y MEDIC AL FIRST FLOOR, NORTH TOWER SP OUT SPRINGS 1570 HWY. 87/24, CAMERON THE KEY TO LOW MONTHLY PAYMENTS IS TO GET A Car Loan from BRAGG MUTUAL

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