(Downtown Halifax, N.S.) - Downtown Halifax Business Commission (DHBC) will add to the festive ambience this weekend with the launch of their Holiday Light Show on the former Halifax Memorial Library at Grafton Park. The Holiday Light Show will debut at 5:30 p.m. tomorrow night (Saturday, November 19), just as people gather for the parade.
“It’s such a tradition for people to kick-off the holiday season with the SaltWire Holiday Parade of Lights, we thought it was the perfect night to launch our Holiday Show,” says Paul MacKinnon, CEO of DHBC. “This way, as people come Downtown, they have something special to enjoy before and after the parade is finished.”
The Holiday Light Show includes a countdown to Christmas Day and is part of DHBC’s DELIGHTFUL DOWNTOWN at Grafton Park. The show will play every evening from sunset to 11:00 pm until December 26.
DELIGHTFUL DOWNTOWN is a placemaking program started by DHBC as a way to add more light and beauty into Downtown Halifax during the darker months. The program includes light installations at several parks throughout Downtown, but the flagship is the series of light projection shows on the former Halifax Memorial Library building at Grafton Park.
The Grafton Park light shows and projections are made possible because of multimedia artist Nick Iwaskow of Wasko AV, music composer John Mullane of Future Dad, Advanced Systems and the Halifax Regional Municipality.
For more information on DELIGHTFUL DOWNTOWN, and to see the full schedule of light shows at Grafton Park, go to https://downtownhalifax.ca/delightful.
Downtown Halifax Business Commission acknowledges that we are in Mi’kma’ki, the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq People. This territory is covered by the “Treaties of Peace and Friendship” which Mi’kmaq and Wolastoqiyik (Maliseet) Peoples first signed with the British Crown in 1725. The treaties did not deal with surrender of lands and resources but in fact recognized Mi’kmaq and Wolastoqiyik (Maliseet) title and established the rules for what was to be an ongoing relationship between nations.
About Downtown Halifax Business Commission (DHBC):
Downtown Halifax Business Commission represents over 1,600 businesses located in the central business district of Halifax, Nova Scotia. DHBC’s mission is to passionately pursue a more prosperous and vibrant Downtown Halifax, through good development, Downtown mobility, membership services, DHBC leadership, and Downtown placemaking. For more information, visit downtownhalifax.ca.
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