Attendance at Light Up Middletown this year is ahead of 2012.
Through 26 days of operation, there have been 50,712 visitors in 2013. That's an 11 percent more than the 45,673 visitors who saw the display last year.
There is less than a week left to see the 2013 animated displays. The display runs through New Year's Eve.
Entrance to Light Up Middletown is by cash donation.
The display is at Smith Park, 500 Tytus Ave., Middletown.
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