East Peoria Festival of Lights
_Stacy and Tim talk with Christie Bohm and Jill Peterson of the Festival of Lights. Celebrate the holidays with a million sparkles of excitement during the 27th annual East Peoria Festival of Lights. As one of the largest lighted nighttime festivals in the nation, the Festival of Lights officially began Friday, December 2, and continue through December 31, 2011. Millions of tiny bulbs light up a city park every holiday season in this Illinois River town, attracting about 125,000 revelers from across the country. The city's Festival of Lights kicked off 40 lighted floats that included a life-sized replica of Anheuser-Busch's Clydesdales fashioned from 90,000 light bulbs. Join the annual festival's main attraction - a two-mile winding path through a park awash in light displays that include the traditional flying reindeer and not-so-common displays of a life-sized fire truck, ski jumps, space ships and fireworks. Last year, about 25,000 cars and nearly 200 buses drove along the park's lighted trail. This season, the 27-year-old festival added a new float... The Grinch!