A short holiday season and several snowstorms weren't enough to keep Yorkers from reveling outdoors at Christmas Magic.
In its 30th season, 31,710 people walked through the annual LED light display at Rocky Ridge County Park, said Jeri Jones, program coordinator for York County Parks.
That makes for what's probably the fifth-largest attendance in the event's history, he said. The largest attendance was 43,800 visitors in 2011.
In 2005, the last time there was a late Thanksgiving, the attendance was 29,700, Jones said.
"It was good, considering that we lost a week to begin with," he said.
New records, engagements: The foul weather closed Christmas Magic for seven nights this season, but a mild weekend before Christmas help set a new record.
On Dec. 21, 3,917 people came through the display, beating last year's single-day attendance record by 95 visitors, Jones said.
"That whole weekend was a total of 8,200 people, which was our second-best weekend ever," he said. "We had a very good year."
This year, visitors commented that the LED lights were much more colorful and brighter than previous lights, Jones said. There are wedding engagements at Christmas Magic every year, he said, but there were at least three this season.
"That's not typical," he said.
As for next year, plans for the display are almost under way, Jones said.
"We had a good year, and we'll start planning 2014 in a couple weeks, actually," Jones said.
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