What a day and what an event! I cannot say this enough: we could not have done it without you. Thank you for everything you did to support Fort Snelling State Park’s New Year’s Eve Candlelight Walk event.
Overview: It was a beautiful day for set up and gorgeous evening for the 4-8 pm event at Fort Snelling State Park. With temperatures in the 20s the park’s parking lots were nearly full by 5 pm. Thousands of hikers joined arrived to stroll the road on Picnic Island. Just over a mile of road, parking lot, and trails were lit for safe walking. On Wed, Dec 28 park staff
And the number everyone is really interested in: attendance! Every year this event grows larger and this year was no exception. The mild temperatures, the great press, and word of mouth brought a crowd of nearly 4000 people to this event. It’s hard to get an exact count because some folks hiked down from the Historic Fort and some folks arrived early and stayed… but we believe attendance was somewhere between 4000 and 5000 people this year.
Thanks again and cheers to a wonderful 2017!
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