Lights by the Lake Schedule of Events
Lights by the Lake Opening
Saturday, November 18th, 2023 4:30-7:00 PM
Take photos with Santa, Sasquatch, and Frozen Character’s
Free Hot Chocolate **
Jingle Paw’s Pet Parade
Join us as we kick off the opening ceremony for Lights by the Lake in the traditional territory of Sts’ailes, our ceremonies will take place in Civic Centre Plaza in beautiful Harrison Hot Springs. The ceremony will include welcome speeches from Tourism Harrison and Todd Richard, a welcome dance from the Sts’ailes Sasquatch Dancers, and hot chocolate while supplies last- from Wild Forager Catering!
Welcome – Tourism Harrison
Land Acknowledgement- Todd Richard
Jingle Paws Pet Parade
LOCATION: Harrison Civic Centre Plaza
Join us for the annual Jingle Paws Pet Parade Saturday, November 18th in Harrison Hot Springs! The Parade will depart at 4:35 PM sharp, pre-register to enjoy ‘Pupcakes’ from Fergie’s Doggie Delight Pet Bakery.
The Pet Parade will begin from the Beach Tot Playground, east of the Harrison Hot Springs Plaza (across from Milos Greek Taverna)
We are once again honored to have the Sts’ailes Sasquatch Dancers join us for the opening ceremony of Lights by the Lake. Their mesmerizing and culturally rich performances have become an integral part of our annual event, setting the perfect tone for the enchanting displays of lights that follow. With their graceful movements and vibrant regalia, the Sts’ailes Sasquatch Dancers bring a sense of tradition and community to our gathering, reminding us of the importance of preserving indigenous culture. We can’t wait to witness their captivating performance once more as we kick off another year of Lights by the Lake, celebrating the spirit of togetherness and the magic of the holiday season.
We are thrilled to announce that the opening event of Lights by the Lake will feature the incredible dancers from Project Dance. With their mesmerizing talent and boundless energy, these performers are set to captivate our audience in a stunning display of dance artistry. Clad in striking red and white attire, they will grace the stage and illuminate the evening with their extraordinary dance moves. You won’t want to miss this breathtaking performance, which is scheduled to take place from 4:45 PM to 5:00 PM. Get ready to be enchanted by their skill and grace as we kick off this year’s Lights by the Lake with a spectacular dance extravaganza.
Are you prepared to witness the enchantment unfold? Join us for a captivating performance by the talented cast of A Little Moore Magic as they bring the beloved characters from “Frozen” to life through their rendition of the movie’s most iconic song!
We’re thrilled to announce that the talented Harrison Elementary School Choir will be gracing us with their melodious voices this holiday season. They will be spreading the festive cheer at Harrison Plaza by singing a selection of heartwarming Christmas songs. It’s an enchanting prelude to the main event, as they will then join the renowned Todd Richard & Band in what promises to be a magical evening filled with the spirit of Christmas. We can’t wait to enjoy the harmonious union of these young talents and accomplished musicians, making this holiday season truly special.
Immerse yourself in the enchanting holiday spirit as you take a leisurely stroll around the tranquil Lagoon. Amidst the shimmering lights and the crisp winter air, your senses will come alive with the sweet harmonies of the Angelus Carolers Trio, located at the Beach Stage. Their melodious voices will serenade you with timeless Christmas carols, filling the air with warmth and joy. It’s a magical experience that captures the very essence of the holiday season, where the beauty of the Lagoon and the angelic voices of the carolers blend together, creating a picturesque scene that will leave you with lasting memories of this festive time of year.
Get ready to kick off the holiday season with a spectacular performance at this year’s event as we proudly present our headliner, Country Artist Todd Richard & Band. With their irresistible blend of classic country hits and heartwarming holiday tunes, they are set to fill the air with joy and merriment. From 5:45 PM to 7:00 PM, Todd and his band will serenade the crowd in the enchanting setting of Harrison Plaza. But the festive surprises don’t stop there! The Harrison Elementary School Choir will join Todd at the beginning of his set, harmonizing their voices to create an unforgettable start to an evening filled with holiday magic. Don’t miss out on this unforgettable musical journey that will leave you brimming with the spirit of the season.
The Christmas Lights’ Annual Lighting Ceremony will kick off at 5:30 PM, featuring special guests Todd Richard and the Harrison Elementary School Choir who will be flipping the switch this year.
Immediately following the illumination of the Christmas lights, a breathtaking display of vibrant fireworks will grace the night sky, casting a mesmerizing spectacle that will continue for approximately 15 minutes.
Note: Lagoon closures and Boat launch interruptions will be in effect from 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM.