Volunteers spent several hours in early November cleaning and repainting dozens of plywood cut-outs for this year’s Christmas in Williams Park. Organizers are now getting ready for the big set-up day on Saturday

Williams Park seeks help for holidays

Christmas in Williams Park is bouncing back this year.

A well-loved tradition that has been transforming Williams Park into a magical winter wonderland has been delighting visitors for decades.

This year, Christmas in Williams Park turns 25 years old and volunteers are needed to stage a drive-through light display to celebrate the season and mark the milestone.

Last year, public generosity and donations helped the event come back from near-death. A theft of thousands of lights almost killed the annual celebration, but donations of lights from the community helped bring it back for a limited run.

This year’s event, which runs every night from Dec. 7 to 19, 5:30 to 9 p.m., will feature brand new lights and displays, and a festive collection of plywood cut-outs that have been touched up by group of volunteer artists.

The Christmas in Williams Park Committee is looking for a number of holiday-spirited volunteers to help with the event’s set-up and take-down, string up lights, do some electrical work, and greet park visitors.

Christmas in Williams Park set-up days are scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 28 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 29 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m..

The take-down date is scheduled for Sunday, Dec. 20 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Greeters are needed from Monday, Dec. 7 to Saturday, Dec. 19 from 5 to 9:30 p.m.

For more information and to sign up, contact Hannah Bennett at 604-533-6090, ext. 5010, or hbennett@tol.ca.

 

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