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Memories of By-gone Days
Inaugural Winter Festival CandleLight Stroll held in support of Project S.H.A.R.E.'s Christmas Basket Program

November 23, 2006


Niagara Falls, ON - The Winter Festival of Lights is proud to present the inaugural Winter Festival CandleLight Stroll being held on Saturday, December 9th beginning at 7:00 pm.

The stroll begins at City Hall Centennial Square where His Worship, Mayor R. Ted Salci will be joined by Miss Canada, Rachel Jaillet, to light the official candle. The journey then continues towards Christ Anglican Church on Zimmerman Ave. and continues back onto Queen Street. At various stops along the stroll, participants will enjoy the charms of the season with the sounds of choirs, a live Nativity Scene performed by Queensway Free Methodist Church, a visit with Santa Claus for the little ones (don't forget their letters), the harmonies of the Singing Saints Barbershop quartet and the charming tones of the Niagara Falls Bell Ringing Choir.

You can also sample goodies, hot drinks and traditional fare from bygone days. Take a horse and carriage ride with your sweetheart, family and friends, and enjoy the romance and simple magic of a timeless evening. The Winter Festival CandleLight Stroll is sure to become a Christmas holiday tradition in Niagara Falls.

Candles may be purchased for a $2 donation to Project S.H.A.R.E. and non-perishable food will also be collected for its Christmas Basket Campaign.

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About the Winter Festival of Lights
In its 24th year, the Winter Festival of Lights in Niagara Falls, Ontario is a 65-day festival that runs from November 4, 2006 to January 8, 2007. It is the largest winter lights festival in Canada with over 2 million sparkling lights and 100+ animated displays, which attracts over 1.2 million people annually. The Winter Festival of Lights has been selected a 2006 Top 50 Festival by Festivals & Events Ontario and honoured as a 2007 International Known Event by the American Bus Association.

Contact:
Heidi Werner,
Events Coordinator,
Winter Festival of Lights,
905-374-1616 x. 22,
heidi@WFOL.com

 


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