Together Smiths Falls is bringing back the Celebration of Lights to Victoria Park for its fifth season after one year hiatus.
“It was disappointing to have to cancel last years event due to the construction in the basin but we look forward to bringing the event back and making it one to remember,” said Tracey Pankow, President of Together Smiths Falls, the volunteer organization behind the event.
There has been more interest from businesses and community partners in participating this year, either by in-kind sponsorship or in adding a display to the park. “We already have 18 applications from local churches and businesses, plus 13 new displays that we had purchased for our 2017 event to add this year. Plus, we have a very special, unique to Smiths Falls display that we commissioned by a local welder, Jeremy O’Grady, to make for us that I am sure will be a hit!” added Susan Richards, Chair of the Committee.
The opening night of the event will be on Saturday, November 24th, 2018 from 5pm to 8pm. The event is free to all to attend and will include hot chocolate, cookies, treats, wagon rides, Christmas Music, and a visit from the big man himself, Santa Claus!
“Last year we knew that the cancellation would disappoint many families who have made the viewing of the lights a holiday tradition which is why we did loan a few displays to Town Hall to brighten up the downtown, and they looked so great there, we are doing so again this year,” added Tracey.
Together Smiths Falls is a community enhancement association that became a registered not-for-profit in 2010 and is run by a board of five women, Tracey, Susan, Heather Whiting, Nicola Thomson and Norah Elliott with the help of many volunteers