Let there be lights in Bay Roberts

The Compass - - FRONT PAGE -

For the 12th con­sec­u­tive year, Bay Roberts is gear­ing up to flick the switch and light up the Con­cep­tion Bay North town for its an­nual Fes­ti­val of Lights.

Next Mon­day, Nov. 30 has been set as the date for the fes­ti­val’s of­fi­cial open­ing, which will in­clude the tree lighting, Christ­mas Park in the Wil­bur Sparkes Recre­ation Com­plex and Il­lu­mi­na­tion Pa­rade. The event is sched­uled to get un­der­way at 6:30 p.m. start­ing at Amal­ga­mated Academy.

A sleigh full of Christ­mas ac­tiv­i­ties, ev­ery­thing from break­fasts, lunches, and din­ners to pa­rades, church ser­vices, Christ­mas con­certs and a va­ri­ety of night life of­fer­ings will con­tinue un­til Satur­day, Jan. 9, with a Christ­mas Day din­ner and dance at the Royal Cana­dian Le­gion.

Many of the ac­tiv­i­ties the town has hosted over the years have be­come so pop­u­lar that they will con­tinue, as they have now be­come part of the fes­ti­val tra­di­tion.

“ While our fes­ti­val is cen­tred around Bay Roberts,” the town’s di­rec­tor of de­vel­op­ment Ron De­laney says, “ac­tu­ally it has more of a re­gional scope and any­one who would like to join us in cel­e­brat­ing the sea­son of Christ­mas will be more than wel­come.”

Check out next week’s is­sue of The Com­pass for a com­plete sched­ule of fes­ti­val events.

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