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Lights on the Lake: A Sasquatch-Themed Winter Light Festival

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(Harrison Hot Springs, BC) — Harrison is overflowing with Christmas cheer this year, from a Christmas Tree Trail and Whoville-themed Village to a Cabin Style New Year’s celebration and a new winter light festival called Lights on the Lake. Unlike other light festivals that are illustrated with classic Christmas scenes, Lights on the Lake is a Sasquatch-themed festival, sharing Harrison’s favourite ways to spend time outdoors. Feature light displays include the legendary, mythical creature hiking, biking, paddling, skiing, fishing, camping, wind surfing, and wishing visitors a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

Date:              November 24, 2018 to January 28, 2019
Time:             Seven days a week from dusk until 11:00 pm
Location:      Harrison Lakefront
Cost:              Free

The inaugural lighting occurs at 5:30 pm on Saturday, November 24th with pre-lighting festivities including complimentary hot chocolate and treats, a roving Sasquatch, and a few other surprises.

“We are excited to add to our winter offering with Lights on the Lake. We have encouraged visitors to hike our mountains, bike our countryside, and paddle our waters. This light festival gives everyone another reason to visit us during the winter, while also highlighting the beautiful outdoors that our community is located in. We have designed a three-year implementation plan. Next year, the light displays will be placed around the lagoon, creating a wonderful 1.5 kilometer walk of visual magic, and Year 3 brings additional displays building on Harrison’s nature and wildlife themes,” says Robert Reyerse, Executive Director of Tourism Harrison.

Harrison’s full Christmas event list includes:

Lights on the Lake (November 24 – January 28)
Christmas Tree Trail (November 23 – January 13)
Magic of Christmas, including breakfast with Santa (December 1st)
Ol’ Fashioned Christmas at Kilby Historic Site (December 8 & 9)
CP Holiday Train (Dates will be released in mid-October)

For more information, visit tourismharrison.com and follow Tourism Harrison on social.

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