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Experience Diverse Holiday Traditions In A Natural Setting

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Date: November 15, 2011
Contact: Ralph J. Davila, APR, 330-657-2909 ext. 109

Festival Of Lights_Tim Fenner
NPS/TIM FENNER

Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park

Peninsula, Ohio (Tuesday, November 15, 2011) - The Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park will be lighting up the holiday season at its annual favorite, Festival of Lights. The event promotes awareness for the numerous holiday, winter solstice and end-of-year traditions celebrated by cultures from across the globe.

Guests will enjoy dinner catered by Executive Chef Larkin Rogers before taking a stroll through candle-lit woods to sample a variety of solstice and holiday traditions. The stroll through Cuyahoga Valley Environmental Education Center's campus will present an assortment of seasonal celebrations with demonstrations, crafts and desserts being provided. Holidays being celebrated include Christmas, Diwali, Soyal, Jankanu, Loy Krathong, Chanukah, Koroksun, and the Yule Log among others.

The Festival of Lights will take place from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday, December 16, 2011, at the Cuyahoga Valley Environmental Education Center.

Guests have the option of a 6 p.m. or 7:30 p.m. dinner. Reservations are required as seating is limited. The cost is $25 per person ages 12 and older, $20 Conservancy members, $7 for children ages five through 11. There is no charge for children ages four and under. For more information and to register call (800) 642-3297 ext.100.

Cuyahoga Valley Environmental Education Center is located at 3675 Oak Hill Road in Peninsula 44264.

About the Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park The Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park is a non-profit organization created to engage public support for the park and provide services to enhance public use and enjoyment of the park. For more information about the Conservancy and its programs, visit www.conservancyforcvnp.org or call (330) 657-2909.

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Did You Know?

Photo of Bald Eagle taken in Cuyahoga Valley National Park where an eagle pair built their first nest in 2006. Photo by Martin Trimmer.

November is the time to be on the lookout for bald eagles performing aerial courtship displays. Once eagles have selected each other, they plunge through the air in very high dives, locking their talons and breaking apart just when it looks as though they will crash to the ground.