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Long wait times at "Santa's Rock n Lights"

Posted at 5:40 AM, Nov 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-30 06:40:38-05

PAPILLION, Neb. (KMTV) — Hayley Chicoine says the festive light show was entertaining but the line to get there was not fun to sit through.

"We visited this last Friday and we had a ticket for 8:30," Chicoine said. "Unfortunately, we had to wait in line for about 2 hours to get through the light show."

Peter Starykowicz is the President of All Community Events - an event management firm - which runs the show. He says attendance has doubled - and his firm is making modifications by scaling back ticket sales every hour for the weekends to come.

"By bringing those limitations down dramatically, that's going to really cut down on the amount of people coming to the show each hour which is going to lower those wait times," Starykowicz said.

All Community Events is also starting a conversation with traffic control.

"In addition, we have now began a conversation with traffic control to make sure traffic control we have next weekend is far more superior than what was out there," Starykowicz said.

Chicoine hopes these changes will be successful - for families' sake and for the sake of saving Christmas.

"People are really tired, they are worn out from the pandemic, they want a fun activity to get out of the house," Chicoine said.

All Community Events tells 3 News Now - the goal is to have attendees wait no longer than 20 minutes to see the show.