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Preparations begin for second annual Lights of the Northwoods
RHINELANDER - Halloween doesn't arrive for another 12 days, but one group already started preparing for Christmas celebrations. 

The Lights of the Northwoods show premiered for the first time last year. Now, organizers are gearing up for the second year to make it bigger and brighter than before. 

"We set a very lofty goal and it was a very bold goal to put 50,000 lights in the park," said event president Shawn Will. "This year with the added interest from the community, we've actually set our goal to more than double that."

Last year's event had hundreds of people show up. It was more than Will expected, so he said this year is going to be even bigger. 

"You're going to see motion displays," said Will. "You're going to see our family land. You're going to see Santa Claus in here. You're going to see carolers. You're going to see lines of cars coming in to see the display and stuff like that."

The Family Land aspect will be a new feature this year. Families can rent a plot of land for $25 and decorate it however they want to be a part of the show.

The event is scheduled for December 14 to 16 and December 21 to 23.

Will says they're still looking for volunteers. You can sign up online below.

Story By: Angela Kim

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