• PREPARE TO BE DAZZLED

  • WINTER 2020/2021

    STRATFORD, ONTARIO

Lights On Stratford

Lights On Stratford

"Nothing can dim the light which shines from within."

- Maya Angelou

With the City itself as a dramatic stage, Lights On Stratford winter festival of lights will transform the downtown core with luminous art and interactive light installations. Through the use of light and projections, City Hall and the new Tom Patterson Theatre will be dramatically brought to life. An interactive light exhibition will partner downtown storefronts in a coordinated streetside experience. These exhibits along with the creation of the Shakespearean Garden of a Thousand Lights and the illumination of Tom Patterson Island will bring light and joy to the winter streets of Stratford, Ontario.

Stratford is home to some of the world’s best artists, lighting designers, props builders and creative minds. Lights On Stratford harnesses this precious resource of local talent to craft a truly unique experience that can’t be found anywhere else.

Prepare to be dazzled.

Free to the public and designed to be safely enjoyed with physical distancing, Lights On Stratford will light up this Winter, starting mid-November 2020 and running through mid-February 2021. Come see Stratford in a different light!

LIGHTS ON STRATFORD
EXPERIENCE

MARKET SQUARE

Located at the heart of the City and this festival, Market Square will host a gallery of #MadeInStratford outdoor light art installations. The historic City Hall will come alive with projections and unique light features. And for early risers, watch the giant sun rise up City Hall to meet the dawn.

SHAKESPEAREAN GARDENS

In one of Stratford’s prettiest and most treasured gardens, prepare for an interactive light transformation. Filled with a field of tiny white lights, watch in delight as they follow your movement through the winter garden pathways with colour and sound. As you make your way to the old Dufton Woollen Mill chimney turned bird tower, your presence will be welcomed with a dazzling flash of colour.

TOM PATTERSON THEATRE

The new Tom Patterson Theatre is an architectural jewel surrounded by an undulating glass and bronze curtain. The light that emanates from within has a story to tell. Projected on the lobby’s interior walls but visible from the grounds and river path will be a lighting experience that honours the Stratford Festival.

TOM PATTERSON ISLAND

There’s something special about islands that draw people to them. And with beacons of dramatic light art sculpture, Tom Patterson Island will be sure to attract even more.

STOREFRONT DISPLAYS

Stratford’s historic downtown with its amazing variety of unique shops and restaurants will be all the more remarkable this winter with coordinated light art displays that meander across multiple storefront windows.

FOLLOW THE SNOWFLAKE STARS

The Lights On Stratford experience is best enjoyed on foot. Simply follow the lighted snowflake stars on the light posts to discover the different locations throughout the City.

SPONSORS
&
PARTNERS

This festival is not possible without Stratford’s amazing community support. THANK YOU! Interested in sponsorship opportunities? Visit the Become A Sponsor page for more details.

SILVER SPONSORS

Wightman
The Arden Park Hotel
Vancea Financial Group
Rheo Thompson Candies
Orr Insurance

IN-KIND PARTNERS

Stratford Festival
Festival Hydro
Stratford Winterfest

FOUNDING MEMBERS

City of Stratford
Stratford Tourism
investStratford
Stratford City Centre
Stratford Economic Response & Recovery Task Force
FedDev

CONTACT

Festival Director

Zac Gribble

Email Zac for media enquiries and festival-related questions.

Festival Coordinator

Kaileigh Krysztofiak

Email Kaileigh for technical or logistical questions.

Strategic Partnership Manager

Rob Russell

Email Rob for business and partnership questions.

Sponsorships

Lindsey Martchenko

Email Lindsey for corporate sponsor opportunities.

Project Managers

MALT Management

Lesley Spencer-Cooper
Mary-Ann Reid