Fireworks light up the sky for Bentleyville grand finale

By KBJR News 1

January 5, 2014 Updated Jan 5, 2014 at 12:02 AM CDT


Well what better way to end a tour of lights than with a fireworks show?

This year however the Bentleyville Grand Finale took a little longer to arrive.

Sub–zero temperatures and heavy snowfall through December caused the Tour of Lights to close for several days.

To make up for the closings, the season was extended eight days, culminating in the fireworks show earlier tonight.

Event founder Nathan Bentley says the decision to push back the display was made with the visitors in mind.

"Due to the cold weather, the extreme severe weather we've been having this season we wanted to give people the opportunity to come down here after Christmas and still get a chance to see the lights."

Next year The Bentleyville Tour of Lights plans to end at its usual date, December twenty seventh.