Keyano’s Lights of Christmas brightening the holidays
For the first time in five years, Keyano College is lit up in a celebration of the season. Keyano’s Lights of Christmas is offering a spectacular light and sound show within Doug MacRae Park, featuring more than 32,000 LED lights, linked by more than 11,000 feet (3,350 metres) of wires.
To launch the display, the college held a special celebration on Saturday, December 1 with songs of the season, holiday treats, and a visit from St. Nick himself. (Just before his appearance in the parade)
Six-year-old Clara Stordahl the winner of our colouring contest, had the honour of switching on the lights for the first time.
“We’re very pleased to be able to once again offer a beautiful display of light and music for the college and for the community during this special season,” said Keyano College President and CEO Dr. Trent Keough.
The display will run every evening throughout the holiday season and will be turned off on Sunday, January 6. The display cycles through various programs at pre-set times, running every evening, 4:00 p.m. to 11 p.m. (Between 11 p.m. and 9 a.m., the lights will be on without audio.)
The display wouldn’t be possible without the support of several local sponsors; Canadian Tire, who assisted with support for lights, decorations, and power cables; Mistras, who supplied specialists to string the lights on the trees and United Rentals, who provided one of the two lifts used.
Keyano College President and CEO Dr. Trent Keough gave the official go-ahead for six-year-old Clara Stordahl, the winner of the children’s colouring contest, to switch on the lights on Saturday, Dec.1.
Keyano’s Lights of Christmas is offering a spectacular light and sound show within Doug MacRae Park, featuring more than 32,000 LED lights, linked by more than 11,000 feet (3,350 metres) of wires.