SHERMAN - Night Lights at The Heron, an innovative light show tourism attraction, will make its return this summer on Friday and Saturday nights from July 29 to Oct. 8. It will also be open on Sunday (Sept. 4) of Labor Day weekend. The attractions open each night at sundown.
Night Lights at The Heron is a unique outdoor light show attraction that is set throughout the forests and ponds of an organic farm called "The Heron," where guests walk a one-mile series of paths through a forest that is transformed with theatrical lights, art and sound installations using different colors and tones inspired by the natural world. Night Lights is a one-of-a-kind attraction in North America.
"We have had a fantastic response in our first two seasons," said Doug Sitler, SitlerHQ, founder of Night Lights at The Heron. "Our visitors are amazed walking through the woods and seeing a landscape completely transformed with lights. We are looking forward in making Night Lights even more spectacular this summer."
Located in Sherman, The Heron is a private 200-acre rural property that is home to the Great Blue Heron Music Festival (celebrating its 20th consecutive year this July) and Green Heron Growers, a certified organic farm. Night Lights utilizes the property's extensive network of trails, ponds, and buildings, including the charming Cafe in the Woods. Night Lights and an interactive lighting design company, Volt Vision, Inc. are the artistic directors of the eco-tourism attraction.
Visitors at The Heron should expect an hour-unguided walk through the smooth trails that traverse the property. Guests are encouraged to bring flashlights for a few dark sections of the trail. Along the way, visitors will experience different lighted scenes that correspond with the forest's natural environment and artistic light installations. In some cases, music is used to enhance the experience. Guests will also pass by the Cafe in the Woods, which is where they can purchase organic pizza, select beverages, homemade cookies, T-shirts and other merchandise.
Night Lights is also a performance venue. A stage is located at the Cafe in the Woods and is the location for musical and artistic performances every weekend. Visitors this year can expect fun musical acts, authors, a medium from Lily Dale, and a fire spinning show.
In February, SitlerHQ took Night Lights to the Buffalo & Erie Botanical Gardens for a nine-night run in February and March. The gardens and conservatory, on the National Register of Historic Places, was transformed with interactive lighting and soundscapes. The show was a blockbuster success, with more than 4,100 people attending the show.
For more information, contact Doug Sitler at 984-7595 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org