On Friday, December 9, 2017, we walked down to Rockhound State Park’s annual Fesrival of Lights, put on by the “Friends of Rockhound” non-profit. They have been doing this for a few years and a couple of years back became part of the Marine League’s “Toys for Tots” program and it’s developed into a great partnership.
As you can see from the photos, the event features over 1100 luminaries (all created by volunteers) placed on the adobe walls and along the walkways of the Visitors Center and it’s Native Desert garden. It was still dusky when we first went down, so we took a few pictures, donated our toy for Toys for Tots, had a cookie.
Then we walked the half mile back to our rig for our beans, hotdogs and cornbread Saturday night supper.
The event was scheduled from 5:00-6:30 pm, so around 7:00 pm we walked back down to the Visitors Center. Now we were able to enjoy the beauty of the luminaries absent the crowd and headlights.
Truly a special experience.