The Christmas Nights of Lights, scheduled for tonight at Camp Jordan, has been cancelled due to the flooding in the park.
East Ridge Parks and Recreation Director, Stump Martin, said a big crowd was again expected tonight.
“We told Titan Lights Show executives Ritchie and Dodd King two years ago that we experience the creeks overflowing in the park from time to time,” Martin said. “But, we never anticipated it happening the day after Christmas.”
The King family has been wading through water all day working on the lights.
“We will continue to check to see when the water will crest and then start subsiding back to where we can open the park back up,” Martin said. “Deputy Chief Mike Flynn alerted us of the conditions of the park and we decided to close the gates.”
The Santa’s Village, that is hosted by East Ridge Fire and Rescue, will also be closed tonight. The proceeds from the village go to the East Ridge Needy Child Fund.