Parc Downsview Park Inc.

Parc Downsview Park Inc.

November 24, 2008 10:36 ET

400,000 bulbs to colour sky at Downsview Park's Trail of Lights

Media invited to preview Canada’s largest walk-through holiday light show

Attention: Arts/Entertainment Editor, Assignment Editor, City Editor, Lifestyle Editor, Photo Editor TORONTO, ONTARIO, MEDIA ADVISORY--(Marketwire - Nov. 24, 2008) - With the flick of a switch, Downsview Park will illuminate its inaugural holiday lights display and interactive festival with a Media and Special Guests preview this Thursday, November 27, 2008.

Media will have the first opportunity to experience this two kilometre-long holiday walking trail, featuring over 400,000 energy-efficient LED lights arranged into 16 themed areas, including Canada's largest walk-through illuminated Holiday Tree.

Highlights of Downsview Park's Trail of Lights include over 400 illuminated holiday-themed light displays - more than half of which are animated; 13 illuminated walk-through arches, and 16 lighted theme areas. Indoor activities include caroling, holiday treats and a Holiday Village of vendors.

Downsview Park's Trail of Lights will be open to the public for 34 consecutive nights, from Friday, November 28 to Wednesday, December 31, 2008.

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Media preview of Downsview Park's Trail of Lights, including official lighting ceremony;
Interview opportunities with key staff, including Downsview Park's President and CEO Tony Genco;
The opportunity to experience Downsview Park's Trail of Lights before it opens to the public


- Official lighting of Downsview Park's first-ever Trail of Lights
- More than 400 illuminated holiday-themed light displays, using 400,000 LED light bulbs
- Canada's largest walk-through, illuminated Holiday Tree
- A two-kilometre walking trail of themed holiday light displays
- Carolers from Rhema Christian Ministries' Choir performing holiday classics
- Trail of Lights Mascot (Mascot name to be announced at the media event on November 27)
- Santa Claus himself!


Thursday, November 27, 2008
5:00 p.m. Reception and carol singing by the Rhema Christian Ministries' Choir
6:00 p.m. Official Downsview Park's Trail of Lights lighting ceremony
6:40 p.m. Media tours of the Trail of Lights (Note: golf carts will be available)
Interview opportunities with Downsview Park staff


Tony Genco, President and Chief Executive Officer, Parc Downsview Park Inc.


Downsview Park
35 Carl Hall Road, Toronto
Link to map:
Free parking is available on-site /For further information: Debra Douglass
Pilot PMR for Parc Downsview Park Inc.
416-462-0199 x24

Natalie Bomberry
Pilot PMR for Parc Downsview Park Inc.
416-462-0199 x35 IN: ENTERTAINMENT, TRAVEL

Contact Information

  • Debra Douglass, Pilot PMR for Parc Downsview Park
    Primary Phone: 416-462-0199 ext. 24
    Secondary Phone: 416-526-8988