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Hartwood Acres Welcomes Holiday Season with 'Walk Through the Lights'

The seventh-annual event allows people to walk through the park and enjoy its celebration of lights.

The Allegheny County Parks Department is hosting "Walk Through the Lights," where visitors can experience Hartwood Acres' famous UPMC Celebration of Lights up close and beautiful. The park is located in Allison Park.

The event will be on Wednesday, Nov. 16. There is no timing—this is a walk or run purely for fun. 

Free glow sticks and jingle bells will be provided for all participants. Refreshments also will be available along the way. 

The path is a 3.2 mile loop with several short-cuts built in that reduce the distance to as little as 2.5 miles. There is no set start time, and the path will be closed to vehicles on this day.

Parking will be available at the Hampton Municipal Parking Lots, which are located at 3101 McCully Road in Allison Park. Shuttles will be running to and from the park about every two minutes. Shuttles will run to the park from 5 to 9 p.m. The last shuttle leaves the park at 10 p.m.

The suggested donation is $10 per person, $5 per student or $20 per family. Donations benefit Project Bundle Up and other local charities.

The UPMC Celebration of Lights officially opens Nov. 18 and runs to Jan. 8, 2012.

For more information, contact runthelights@verizon.net or see www.alleghenycounty.us/parks/hwfac.aspx.

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