Free to the public and designed to be safely enjoyed with physical distancing and on-site staff, Lights On Stratford will light up this winter starting December 17th, 2021 through to January 28th, 2022, 5:00pm-10:00pm nightly.
Launched in 2020 during the pandemic, the award-winning Lights On Stratford annual winter festival will once again transform Stratford’s heritage downtown core and park system with luminous art and interactive light installations.
The Lights On Stratford 2021 theme is JOURNEY – “an act of traveling from one place to another.” As we find safe ways to emerge from the constraints of having to stay home, missing our friends, family or favourite places; the sense of wonder and delight experienced within a journey will be celebrated anew. This year, Lights On Stratford brings the adventure of travel to the public spaces of Stratford by showcasing exhibits of light that explore motion, transportation, worldly and other-worldly landmarks.
Market Square will be brought to life with Sky Castle – a dreamy, interactive sound and light installation journeying from Australia to Canada for its North American premiere at Lights On Stratford. Sky Castle features a cluster of 20 inflatable arches that evoke the joy and hope that rainbows bring after every storm. As visitors move through the arches, their movement powers and expands the melodic xylophone soundscape stimulating colour changes in each arch.