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Windsor aglow in wintry surprise as Vivid Lights pageant launches Specific Occasions

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Jackson Park is as soon as once more aglow with vibrant vacation cheer for Windsor’s hottest winter pageant.

Vivid Lights Windsor formally kicked off Friday night with the lighting of a 64-foot Christmas tree within the park’s Queen Elizabeth II Gardens.

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Now in its sixth instalment, the annual lights show usually attracts greater than 100,000 folks to stroll amongst dazzling designs, take part in actions, trip a youngsters’s prepare and extra.

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Vivid Lights is open nightly from 5:30 to 10 p.m. till Jan. 7 Admission is free.

Sneak peek preview guests are proven in one of many lighted tunnels on the Vivid Lights Windsor pageant website at Jackson Park on Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2023. Picture by Dan Janisse /Windsor Star

Attendees can store native on the WE Made It: Vacation Market each Friday and Saturday till Jan. 6 from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Sensory pleasant “Silent Nights” might be supplied on Tuesday evenings. On these nights, lights might be on, however sound might be muted and strobe mild parts might be paused.

Parking is out there at adjoining Kennedy Collegiate (245 Tecumseh Rd. E.), accessible from McDougall Avenue. Extra parking might be discovered close to Parkside Tennis and Windsor Garden Bowling, town’s parks and recreation subject home (2365 McDougall St.) and on the parks and recreation important workplace (2450 McDougall St.).

Transit Windsor’s Transway 1C and 1A bus routes make stops close to Jackson Park in each instructions alongside Tecumseh Street East.

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Only a small portion of the dazzling shows at this yr’s Vivid Lights Windsor pageant that opened Friday evening at Jackson Park. Picture by Dan Janisse /Windsor Star
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The principle entrance into Vivid Lights Windsor  at Jackson Park is proven on Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2023. Picture by Dan Janisse /Windsor Star

Vivid Lights prices about $500,000 yearly to run. Metropolis council accredited it to begin in 2017, with attendance hitting 60,000 within the pageant’s first yr.

Annual attendance in subsequent years has exceeded 100,000, although the occasion was cancelled in 2020 as a result of COVID-19.

Extra particulars on Vivid Lights might be discovered at brightlightswindsor.ca.

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A piece of a Vivid Lights Windsor show at Jackson Park is framed in color by one other show proven on Wednesday, November 29, 2023. Picture by Dan Janisse /Windsor Star
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An elevated view of a piece of the Vivid Lights Windsor pageant website at Jackson Park is proven on Wednesday, November 29, 2023. Picture by Dan Janisse /Windsor Star

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