THE LIGHTS ARE ON. The 33rd Annual Celebration of Lights turned the lights on, with the help of Santa, at 7:15 p.m. on Saturday, November 25th, 2017. The day started at 4:00 p.m. with face painting, the Paw Patrol and Elsa. You could hear Christmas music in the air as the crowds grew. A slight drizzle dampened the festivities, but, the hay and trolley rides, which started at 5:00 p.m. continued through. A Sarnia group, led by Dean Holtz, came on at 6:00 p.m. to play many tunes warming the crowd up for Christmas. A video, from Goodwill, was played to explain the work that went into the revitalization of the Candle Arch, as you can see, as you drive along Front Street, a job well done. Elsa came on to read a story and sing a song. With the appearance of Santa the lights were turned on. Fireworks lite the sky up at 7:45 p.m.
Grab a hot drink and go down to Centennial Park to take a leisurely stroll through the displays.
There are tall and small displays, newly repaired candle arch over Front Street, Olaf, a tall lighted tree with music that is supported by the Sarnia Professional Fire Fighter’s Association, Santa’s sleigh to take pictures in, a Children’s Village and a walk along the waterfront. Note the small Christmas Trees placed by displays. These name the people and businesses who have contributed to this event through volunteer hours or through financial support.
Remember this is a community event. Without the support of YOU as a business or a private citizen, this event would not be held.
If you are interested in making a donation to Celebration of Lights,
143 College Avenue South, Sarnia
385 Brock Street South, Sarnia
12 Fairview Boulevard, Froomfield
452 Beresford Street, Corunna
502 Sandstone, Corunna
505 Sandstone, Corunna
536 Parkdale Crescent, Corunna
447 Dallas Court, Corunna
205 Borden Street, Sarnia
73 Turner Drive, Sarnia
974 Cobblestone Crescent, Sarnia
256 Gemstone Court, Sarnia
538 Superior Street, Sarnia
758-764 Murphy Road, Sarnia
725 Charles Street, Point Edward
821 Retlaw Drive, Sarnia
1257 Sweden Street, Sarnia
1237 Echo Road, Sarnia
280 Laurentian Crescent, Sarnia
1696 Willowbrook Crescent, Sarnia
2997 Stoney Creek Drive, Bright’s Grove
Lighting Comp Judging Night
Recognition and Appreciation Night 6:30 p.m. Brownstone’s (corner of Finch and Wellington). Come join us and celebrate another year of community support to light up Centennial Park. Top three lighting competition entries will be presented.
Friday, January 5, 2018 – Crane to park to take down displays 9:00 a.m.
Saturday, January 13, 2018 – Tear Down starting at 9:00 a.m.
The big displays will be on the ground and ready to be dismantled between January 5 and January 13.
Volunteers are needed to dismantle other displays, take lights out of trees, flat beds and trucks needed to load and take displays back to VIP where the sea containers are stored. Please come down and help us put the lights away for another year. Students remember your community time sheets.