First the set-up, then the lights

Fantasy lights setupBefore the crowds in cars started streaming into Spanaway Park for Pierce County Parks and Recreation’s 21st annual Fantasy Lights holiday extravaganza, crews that included John Albrecht (right in the picture) and William Stewart spent weeks moving frames and thousands of multi-colored lights into position for the nearly 300 elaborate displays. Starting Nov. 26 and continuing through Jan. 1, the largest drive-through light show in the Northwest is open from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Visitors can take the two-mile slow drive through the park for an eyeful of displays – some of them animated – in a wide variety of holiday themes. Admission costs $14 per car.