Storybook Island opens up for 'Christmas Nights of Light'

Christmas magic is in the air at one of Rapid City's most well-known family attractions.

Storybook Island opened up for their holiday tradition, Christmas Nights of Light, early Friday evening.
Santa takes a break from his hard work each night to visit with local children. Plus when the temperatures get a little cooler in the coming weeks, kids can see some of his reindeer in person, too.
The park attracts thousands each year from across the Black Hills region - all to get a glimpse of Christmas cheer and sparkling scenery.

Connie LeZotte, Executive Director of Storybook Island says, "The lights are amazing in it of itself. Everything is usually decorated similar but not the same. I really want people to check out the different pieces of the park. Some of them are old favorites. We still have those as well."

'Christmas Nights of Light' is Storybook Island's biggest fundraiser of the year.
LeZotte says each year, the park needs more than 500-thousand dollars to operate and remain free for families over the summer.
She hopes to raise around $100,000 during this year's event.
A ticket to the event is $3 dollars. Christmas Nights of Lights runs through the end of December.