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Christmas Village gets final touches before opening night

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Christmas Village

CHIPPEWA FALLS (WQOW) - There's less than 24 hours before the switch is flipped and the lights turn at Irvine Park for this year's Christmas Village.

Thursday night at 5 p.m. the over 120,000 Christmas lights will turn on for the village's 34th year.

Before you set out to the park tomorrow night, there's still some final touches that need to be made.

"It's making sure all the light bulbs are working, all the wires are functioning and trouble shooting last minute with any issues that we may have with any lights that may be out. Fine tuning here and there, but we're ready to rock and roll tomorrow night," said John Jimenez, director of parks, recreation & forestry in Chippewa Falls.

Thanksgiving Day from 5 to 6:30 p.m. the light show will be limited to pedestrian traffic.

After that, cars are able to drive through until 9:30 p.m.

The Christmas Village is also accepting donations. Jimenez said all donations will go directly toward keeping the Christmas Village open for the remainder of the year and putting it back up next year.

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