There was a lot of activity Friday night as tons of volunteers and City Park staff members were getting ready for the first big event of the season – the preview party for Celebration in the Oaks.
Dozens of local vendors donated time, food and drinks, and local musicians added to the festive atmosphere.
The event was held from 7:30-11 p.m.
Saturday marks the first Jingle Bells and Beers event. It features drinks and access to all of the rides at the Carousel Gardens Amusement Park.