Featured image: Entrance to Fort Borst Park in Centralia, Washington. The arch shines in bright multi-colored lights at night during the holidays. (photo by Cheryl Landes)
Many motorists driving from Portland to Seattle stop in Centralia, Washington, to take a break halfway through their drive and refuel their cars. During the holidays, extend your break by driving through the holiday light displays at Fort Borst Park. This half-mile tour is in its fifth year and features 10 new displays.
The lights are on daily for drivers 5-9 p.m., December 9-25. Walkers can enjoy the lights 4-5 p.m. daily.
Admission is $3 per car or $2 if you donate a non-perishable food item.
To reach Fort Borst Park, take Exit 82 from I-5 North or South, and turn west on Harrison Avenue. Take the first left on Belmont Avenue, between the Texaco and Safeway gas stations. The park’s entrance is straight ahead, one block away.
A giant nutcracker at the entrance to Fort Borst Park (photo by Cheryl Landes)