The annual Christmas light display at Lions Centennial Park will be bigger and brighter than ever this year.
Thanks to a $5,000 donation from the Ponoka Lions Club, the light display will expand once again this year. In fact, the actual number of Christmas lights will double compared to last year.
The Christmas light display at Lions Centennial Park is scheduled to light up by Friday, December 9.
“At that time, citizens will be able to take a stroll and marvel at the beauty of the tens of thousands of festive lights throughout the park,” stated a press release.
The light display will continue throughout the winter until the end of February.
“The magic of the Lions Centennial Park Christmas light display is an important part of the holiday season in Ponoka,” said chief administrative officer Sandra Lund in the release.
“Our hope is that the light display will not only delight and entertain our local citizens and their families, but will attract visitors to Ponoka as well.”
Over the coming weeks, Ponoka Regional Fire Services will be working with town crews to build the outdoor skating trail once again this winter at Centennial Park (weather permitting).
“Once the skating trail is ready, visitors to the park will be able to soak in the glow and glitter of the Christmas light display while skating along the trail that winds through the park,” said Lund.
When the skating trail opens, an announcement will be posted to the town’s website and on social media.