Holyrood’s ‘Christmas park’ could draw hundreds to light show
By Craig Westcott | The Shoreline
Holyrood’s annual tree lighting ceremony is growing so popular some councillors and staff are actually worried Holy Cross Park could be swamped with visitors this year.
For years now, Town staff have been turning the Salmonier Line Park into one of the most spectacularly lit scenes in the province. The park remains lit throughout the Christmas season, drawing visitors from as far as away as Torbay and St. John’s.
“We all know how beautiful it is and what an attraction it is for people in the town and surrounding areas,” said councillor Kim Ghaney. “But this year, our facebook page shows 205 people are going and over 2,700 people are actually interested. So if we get even a few of those folks coming in that would be exciting, but it might also be a bit challenging. But we’re really pleased that people have taken an interest in this, because we do take a lot of pride and our staff certainly put a lot of work into making that a beautiful event for us.”
The tree lighting ceremony is set for Wednesday, December 5 at 6:30 p.m.