Redding “Garden Of Lights” Will Open On Black Friday

Turtle Bay, whose revenues have declined along with everybody else’s this year, is banking on a nightly light show to give them a boost. The Redding Garden of Lights features thousands upon thousands of colorful LED lights along a winding trail through 10 acres of the McConnell Botanical Gardens. Lights are wound around trees and also adorn free standing structures. Giant turtles and lizards and butterflies, all made of lights, are strewn through the display. Food and drinks and gifts are available for purchase as well. The impressive display opens to the public the day after Thanksgiving and runs through December 27th. Tickets are available online at