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Clinton premiers new musical light show Thursday

The introduction of Clinton’s new musical Christmas light show, “O Lighted Night,” created by a nationally-known designer, will take Clinton’s Christmas decor to an entirely new level starting at 6 p.m. this Thursday and running every half hour each evening through the new year.

“John Reynolds is multi-Emmy award winning lighting designer,” said Main Street Clinton manager Adele Alducin. “He has done work for the Super Bowl and Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.”

Reynolds was in Clinton early last week making final touches to the synchronized light and music display, which is located at the front of the M.S. Bailey Municipal Center, 211 N. Broad Street, Clinton.

“We will launch the light show this Thursday, Dec. 3,” Alducin said, “and it will run on the half hour from 6 to 10 p.m. nightly through Jan. 2.”

While Thursday night’s launch of Christmas in Clinton will not include some of the city’s usual pre-pandemic events, many Main Street Clinton businesses will be open well into the evening for after-work shopping.

The plans to hire Reynolds to create a specific musical light show for the city were approved by Clinton City Council more than a year ago, and the needed funds have been covered through accommodations tax revenue, which must be used for tourism-related projects.

“We will flip the switch at 6 p.m. to light up the tree and the city,” Alducin said, “and we will premier the ‘O Lighted Night’ musical light show at the same time.”

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