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Celebration of Lights Set to Go

Friday, December 18, 2015 @ 3:56 AM

Prince George, B.C.- The Northern Lights  display that  used to be set up on Connaught Hill during this time of the year,  is now  the property of the Railway and Forestry Museum in Prince George, and the light displays are all set to  warm the hearts of visitors. The Railway Museum first  used the  light display  last year  when City Staff   were too occupied  with preparing for the Canada Winter Games to  set up the  display on Connaught Hill.  The display is no longer being  borrowed, it is the property  of the Museum.

“We have set up as many of the  displays as possible” says Museum Executive Director Ranjit Gill  “and for today,  admission  is free  with a  donation  of  a non perishable food item for the food bank.”

In addition to the  light display, the mini rail has been decked out with  lights,  there is a  bonfire where  visitors can  roast a hot dog, or make some s’mores.  Inside the museum,   visitors can  warm up  and  visit  with Mr. and Mrs Claus.

This evening,  the Knox Church Choir will be on site  singing from  5pm to 6 pm.  Then the Cantata Singers  will  be  sharing  their  voices  from 6:30 to 7.

There is entertainment on site  up until Christmas Eve:

Date Time Entertainment
19th 4:30-7:30 Santa
5-6pm Carolyn Hasting/John Rogers
6:30-7:30 Carolyn Hasting/John Rogers
20th 4:30-7:30 Santa
6:30-7:30 Lorna Wendling Book Reading
21st 4:30-7:30 Santa
5-6pm Carolyn Hasting/John Rogers
6:30-7:30 Carolyn Hasting/John Rogers
22nd 4:30-7:30 Santa
5-6pm Said Dog
6:30-7:30 Community Band
23th 4:30-7:30 Santa
5-6pm Lorna Wendling Book Reading
6:30-7:30 Nova Voce

Another  change  this year  is the location  of the miniature village.    Last year it was displayed  on the second floor  of the museum, “This year we have set up the  village in the Russell House so  it is  accessible  to all” says Gill.

The Celebration of Lights is not just a fundraiser for the  Museum,  it  is becoming a  holiday family tradition in Prince George.

The  switch for the lights  will be flipped at 4 p.m each day,  although the museum hours today through the  23rd are 11 AM to  8 pm.  On Christmas Eve the hours are 11 am to 6 p.m.


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