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Flipping the switch on Christmas lighting at Ballard Park

It's year 26 of a beloved holiday tradition made brighter by the donation of animated Christmas light displays by Fulton resident/businessman Jerry Stubblefield.

Posted: Nov 30, 2017 8:34 PM

TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) - It was just a flip of the switch and now Tupelo's Ballard Park is lit up for the season. Hundreds were on hand Thursday night as two lucky Parkway Elementary School students flipped that switch on a holiday fireworks extravaganza -- and then turned on the dozens of lighted displays that dot the grounds around Ballard Park on West Main in Tupelo. The crowds were also entertained with carols by a choir of kids from Parkway. Along with the lights, there was also an open house at the Oren Dunn Museum, hot chocolate and cookies, and even a visit from the Grinch -- whose heart may have grown three sizes this day.

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