Walking through the brightly lit entrance, past an elf, a pair of elephants, and a herd of jumping rubber reindeer, guests enter a huge greenhouse transformed with lights, a small passenger train and live entertainment into a Christmas carnival-themed holiday experience.
It’s Glow Langley, and it’s back for the 2023 holiday season.
Glow’s operations director Daryl Driegen says opening night was “amazing … better, probably, than any of the opening nights we’ve had before.
“The highlight is always getting to see the first kids faces on the first day. I think that’s always my highlight every year. It’s not anything special to this year,” he says. “When you get that first family in the door, and no public has seen it before… the year of work and prep is all worth it.”
While work began back in September to start setting up the show, Driegen acknowledged he and a few members of the team were still running around the site a few minutes before the doors initially opened, tweaking some of the new audio and visual components of the show.
Last year’s show drew 92,000 visitors. This year’s festival – Driegen predicts – will be bigger.
Glow Langley runs until Dec. 30. For event schedule and ticket details visit glowgardens.com.