November 17, 2011

News Release

For Immediate Release

Festival of Lights Kicks Off November 19

There will be more lights than ever before on the 33-foot Norway Spruce 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, Saturday, Nov. 19.

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.

The 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 Saturday evening.

Saturday's schedule is:

For more information on all of the Festival of Lights events, visit: www.itsalldowntown.com. The City of Springfield appreciates the support of primary sponsors Midwest Family Radio and the Springfield Cardinals.

For more information, contact: Vince Crunk, City of Springfield Department of Public Information, 864-1023.

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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