LAYTON -- A Christmas-lighted arch over a pedestrian walkway in Layton Commons Park is expected to make things even brighter this holiday season.
The arch is the latest addition to Layton city's "'Twas the Lights Before Christmas" park display.
The display is scheduled to be lighted tonight following a 6 p.m. Christmas program. The program will be in the Layton High School Auditorium, 440 Wasatch Drive, Layton Parks and Recreation Director Dave Price said.
"This year we have a lighted arch over the walkway," Price said.
The new feature is similar to the lighted arch vehicles go through when accessing the motor route that winds its way through the park's lighted display.
Price said the new arch is smaller and is designed for those walking through the park.
The Layton display has 220 lighted figures and averages 20,000 automobile visitors a year and about 6,000 pedestrian visitors.
"We estimate we have more than 700,000 individual lights," Price said.
In addition to turning on the Christmas lights display today, the city is also hosting an open house today at the Heritage Museum in Layton, just west of the lights.
Refreshments will be served and a gift provided to each family, Price said.