Mike Morgan checks a light display Thursday evening before crowds descend on the Belton Lake Outdoor Recreation Area this weekend to drive the nature in lights tour.

FME News Service/Josh Bachman

BELTON — If the holidays aren’t complete until you’ve driven through a tunnel of psychedelic Christmas lights, sung the “Twelve Days of Christmas” while inhaling exhaust from a nearby car and cupped hot cocoa with the windows rolled down, then you’re a fan of Nature in Lights.

In its 16th year, the annual holiday lights display at Belton Lake Outdoor Recreation Area switches on another season at 5:30 p.m. today. The self-paced tour runs through Jan. 6.

Admission prices:

  • Cars, minivans and pick-up trucks: $5
  • Limos, RVs and 15-passenger vans: $15
  • 24-passenger vans: $25
  • 47-passenger vans or large buses: $40

Santa’s Village is open Thursdays-Sundays through Dec. 9, then nightly Dec. 13-24.

For directions or more information, go to www.hoodmwr.com/nature_in_lights.htm

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