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Holiday season lights a bright spot amid pandemic resurgence

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Posted at 10:45 AM, Dec 20, 2021
and last updated 2021-12-20 10:45:16-05

CUMBERLAND, Maine (AP) — The holiday season is shining brightly despite COVID-19. From Maine to California, more lights shows have launched during the pandemic, and they’re more elaborate than ever.

David Fred, owner of Indiana-based Winterland Inc., said his events at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway and Las Vegas Motor Speedway both saw increases of more than 200% last year.

Others are drawing on that kind of success. Industry officials say the events offer a safe activity where people can enjoy a holiday spectacle either outside on foot or from their comfort of a vehicle.