LaserIce Fest Lights Up Victoria
Date -- December 2, 2004
LaserIce Fest Lights Up Victoria Avenue
To include Ice Sculptures, Ice Maze Challenge & Laser Light
Presented by the Victoria-Centre Business Association
Niagara Falls, ON - The Winter Festival of Lights (WFOL) is proud
to announce that LaserIce Fest, being sponsored by the Victoria-Centre
Business Association, will occur on Friday, December 3rd to Sunday,
December 5th, 2004 along Victoria Avenue (at the top of Clifton
LaserIce Fest activities will begin Friday evening with the creation
of the first two of 12 spectacular ice sculpture displays. These
two marquee pieces will consist of a stunning "barrel over
the falls" display that people are encouraged to "step
into" for a great photo opportunity, and the re-creation of
the WFOL Misty Munchkins Mascot Team, consisting of Chilly Dog,
Crystal Bunny and Cool Cat.
Also, a 1,000 sq. ft Ice Maze Challenge, presented by 105.1 The
River, will open Friday at 5 pm providing children and adults the
opportunity to test their skills as they race the clock for the
best time. A nominal entrance fee to the Ice Maze Challenge will
be charged with all proceeds being donated to the Salvation Army's
Christmas Basket Program, with the goal being to raise enough money
to donate 105 Christmas Baskets.
"Our goal for the Christmas Basket Program is to assist those
Niagara families that would otherwise not have the food and gifts,
the opportunity to celebrate the holidays," stated Mark Hawkins,
Director of Community and Family Services for the Salvation Army.
"We are excited to partner with the Victoria-Centre Business
Association and the Winter Festival of Lights to help make Christmas
a special time for those that need it most."
The LaserIce Fest activities continue into the night as a laser
and pyrotechnic show lights up the night four times each evening.
Watch as the Victoria Avenue skyline is transformed into a dramatic
palette of dazzling colours. The laser and pyrotechnic show is scheduled
for 6:30, 7:30, 8:30 and 9:30 pm.
Live holiday music will be performed and maple taffy concessions
will also be on-site to turn Victoria Avenue into a festive atmosphere
of family fun experiences.
"We're excited to sponsor the LaserIce Fest," stated
Frank LaPenna, Victoria-Centre Business Association Chair. "We
wanted to provide an outstanding event not only for visitors but
for the residents of the Niagara Region and raise funds for a great
local cause at the same time."
For further information visit www.DiscoverNiagara.com or call 1-800-563-2557.
About the Winter Festival of Lights
Now in its 22nd year, the Winter Festival of Lights in Niagara Falls,
Ontario is a nine-week festival that attracts over 1.1 million people
annually and is the largest winter lights festival in Canada, while
its New Year's Eve Concert Extravaganza is the only nationally televised
New Year's Eve event and attracts over one million television viewers.
Gabriela Butera, Niagara Falls Tourism
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