The annual "Bright Nights" in Springfield continues to draw people from all over Western MA and the Berkshires and Wednesday night will be a special occasion.

In a release, it was announced that the holiday spectacular in Forest Park will honor law enforcement officers, firefighters, EMT's, active military, and their families with free admission to Bright Nights from 5 to 9p.m.,

In addition, the children of the honorees will receive a free ride in Santa's Magical Forest.

Valid identification will need to be provided.

Since 1995, Bright Nights has been a unique public and private collaboration between the City of Springfield’s Department of Parks, Buildings & Recreation Management and the Spirit of Springfield, a private non-profit organization.