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Switch on your holiday spirit with the launch of the Festival of Lights

Festivities take place at Science North on Nov. 17 starting at 4:30 p.m.
The Sudbury Charities Foundation will launch its annual Festival of Lights at Science North on Sunday. (File)

Thousands of Christmas lights will brighten the night at Science North starting Sunday, as the Sudbury Charities Foundation launches its annual Festival of Lights.

The lights will be turned on for the first time this season around 6:30 p.m. on Sunday. Community members are invited to take part in the festivities starting at 4:30 p.m. in the lobby and exhibit hall of Science North including photos with Santa, face painting, marshmallow roasting and games.
“Thanks to the volunteers from Greater Sudbury Hydro, the Cambrian Power-Line Technician Program and the Francophone Boy Scouts, the Festival of Lights is ready to come to life once again,” said Claude Charbonneau, Sudbury Charities Festival board president. “The community is invited to take part in activities in the lobby of Science North and roast marshmallows outside while they wait for Santa to flip the switch for the Festival of Lights.”

Community members can purchase tickets in advance here.

“With the help of the dedicated volunteers from Ten Rainbows and the Sudbury Manitoulin Children’s Foundation, who expose themselves to the element in order to collect funds, the Festival of Lights will run until January 4, 2020,” said the press release.

Admission to tour the Festival of Lights is free of charge, however, a donation to the Sudbury Charities Foundation is appreciated.