Middletown offers 1 chance to see balloon glow with holiday lights

The skies will light up with hot air balloons for one night only during Light Up Middletown’s annual Balloon Glow this month.

The Balloon Glow, set for Dec. 11 this year, typically features five to 10 balloons that become part of Light Up Middletown, a drive-through holiday lights display.

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“Guests should arrive a little bit early to get through the line,” said Cheryl Landen, secretary of the group that organizes the annual event.

Overall, the display at Smith Park features more than 90 separate displays.

“Light Up Middletown is a tradition in Middletown. It’s a huge part of Christmas,” said Bill Becker, chairman of Light Up Middletown.

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WHAT: Balloon Glow at Light Up Middletown

WHEN: The Balloon Glow will be from 7 to 7:30 p.m. Dec. 11. Light Up Middletown is from 6 to 10 p.m. every night through New Years Eve, including holidays.

WHERE: Smith Park, 500 Tytus Ave. in Middletown

COST: Admission is by donation

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