15th Annual Bright Lights

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The 15th Annual Bright Lights Festival will kick off the holiday shopping season in downtown Lethbridge on Friday, November 20. The evening’s activities will start shortly after the arrival of Santa at 6:30 p.m. in Galt Gardens Park. The Downtown Business Revitalization Zone (DBRZ) is excited to be partnering with the City of Lethbridge’s ‘Heart of Our City’ on this year’s celebration.

 

A variety of Classic Christmas movies will be shown from approximately 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in the pergola area of the park. The traditional hayrides, hot chocolate, hot apple cider, coffee, and popcorn will be available (free-of-charge) courtesy of downtown businesses.

 

Back again this year will be the London Road Neighbourhood Association (LNRA) who will be on hand to sell hot dogs, hamburgers and to take donations for the Lethbridge Shelter & Resource Centre Soup Kitchen.

 

Midnight Madness will also be taking place in conjunction with the Bright Lights Festival. Participating businesses will be providing Midnight Madness Special and keeping their doors open late into the evening. We encourage Christmas shoppers to keep their holiday spending dollars within our community, by shopping local this holiday season. 

 

Yarn-bombing is back again this year! The Chinook High School Fashion Studies students and community volunteers will be transforming the Galt Gardens into a large scale public textile arts work display. Knitters, crocheters, stitchers and fabric artists will be creating an array of yarn art and ‘bombing’ trees, lamp posts, street lights and benches in Galt Gardens Park. Yarn-bombing is a type of street art that uses colourful displays of knitted or crocheted yarn or fibre rather than paint or chalk.

 

The Allied Arts Council of Lethbridge is pleased to present the Christmas at Casa - Arts Market on Friday and Saturday, November 20-21 from 5 to 9 pm on Friday and 10 am to 5 pm on Saturday.   This is the third annual Christmas sale, featuring a wide range of artists and arts groups with over 50 unique local artists. This is the perfect chance to purchase local handmade art, enjoy demonstrations and performances by local arts groups.  Many arts disciplines will be featured, including:  pottery, sculpture, paintings, photography, jewelry, textiles and more.

 

For more information, please contact the Downtown Lethbridge BRZ at (403) 327-9002 or info@downtownlethbridge.com

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Posted on:
Tuesday, November 03, 2015