UXBRIDGE: A great holiday tradition is just around the corner, as the Optimist Club of Uxbridge prepares to present their seventh annual ‘Fantasy of Lights’ in Elgin Park.
From Saturday, Dec. 13 through to New Year’s Eve, from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. nightly, Elgin Park is transformed into a winter wonderland with LED light displays from local businesses, organizations, schools, churches and citizen groups. Throughout this time, visitors can drive or walk through Elgin Park in the evening to enjoy the festive displays.
A special grand opening event for this year’s display is scheduled for Dec. 13 at 6 p.m.
Vehicles will be permitted to enter Elgin Park through the Main St. entrance and drive along the roadway in the park before exiting onto Water St. Parking is available near the Main St. entrance those wishing to drive to the park and walk through the display along a lit walking path open through the middle of the park.
Admission to ‘Fantasy of Lights’ is free, but the Optimist Club will be accepting donations to support their work with the youth of Uxbridge Township through the Uxbridge Youth Centre, Scouts, as well as sports teams and scholarships for high school students.
There is no fee for groups wishing to participate in ‘Fantasy of Lights’, and participants are given a 25 foot wide and 25 feet deep lot to create their LED light display, some lots have trees which can be incorporated into the display.
Display setup for the event begins this weekend, and will also run next Saturday and Sunday before the grand opening event on Dec. 13.
The lots are all located beside the roadway through Elgin Park to allow access to a central electrical power supply, and snow plowing will be provided on the roadway prior to and during the event. The Optimist Club will also provide a sign for each display indicating the name of the business or organization.
The Optimist Club of Uxbridge require each participant to register and provide contact information.
For more information on ‘Fantasy of Lights’ please visit the Optimist Club’s web site at www.uxbridgeoptimist.com/fantasy-of-lights.