November 19, 2009

News Release

For Immediate Release

Festival of Lights Kick-off November 21

Twinkling lights atop a 30-foot tree in Jordan Valley Park and fireworks at nearby Hammons Field will light up the evening sky during the kick-off ceremony for the Festival of Lights this Saturday, Nov. 21.

The Festival of Lights is a six-week celebration featuring a number of no- or low-cost activities for people to enjoy during the holiday season along with a variety of music and theater performances in the spirit of the season.

Saturday’s kick-off events are open to the public at Mediacom Ice Park, Jordan Valley Park and culminating with the Cardinals Christmas and Fireworks at Hammons Field that evening. Saturday’s schedule is:

For more information on all of the Festival of Lights events, visit: www.itsalldowntown.com. The Festival of Lights is presented by the Jordan Valley Marketing Council. The Marketing Council appreciates the support of the Festival of Lights title sponsor, Midwest Family Broadcasting, featuring Star 105.1 FM’s all-Christmas music. Other sponsors include the Springfield Cardinals and the Urban Districts Alliance.

For more information, contact: Mike Brothers, Special Projects Coordinator, 864-1119; Bill Fischer, Vice President of Facility Operations for the Springfield Cardinals, 863-0395; or Louise Whall, Director of Public Information, 864-1010.

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Department of Public Information

840 Boonville Avenue • P.O. Box 8368 • Springfield, MO 65801
417-864-1010 • Fax: 417-864-1114 • springfieldmo.gov