• BRING LIGHT & JOY

    TO STRATFORD THIS WINTER
  • BECOME A SPONSOR

    SEE THE LIGHT!

Become a Sponsor – See the Light!

Light is a powerful symbol. From darkness comes light. Lights On Stratford is an award-winning festival born in response to the COVID-19 pandemic crisis.

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.

This winter festival represents a lifeline for many of these local artists and theatre professionals.

And that’s just the beginning. The beacons of Stratford-made light sculptures, displays, exhibits and projections will attract and amaze visitors, who in turn will strengthen and grow a robust and diversified year round tourism economy. This will provide much-needed support to the myriad of Stratford businesses that help define the character of our city and rely on tourism for their survival.

The Lights On Stratford 2022/23 theme is REKINDLE – “relight (a fire) or revive (something that has been lost).” As we emerge from another year of having to stay home, missing our friends, family and favourite places; the importance of rekindling a sense of joy, wonder and community has never been greater.

Free to the public and designed to be safely enjoyed with physical distancing and on-site staff, the 3rd annual Lights On Stratford will light up this winter starting December 16th, 2022 through to January 27th, 2023.

Lights On Stratford is designed to be a high profile annual festival that delights thousands of local residents and visitors from throughout the region.

The 2021/22 festival safely welcomed over 80,000 people across the main light exhibits, despite pandemic restrictions in place at the time. According to the PwC economic impact report, Lights On Stratford generates over $5 million in economic benefits to the region.

As both an economic recovery initiative and a cultural attraction, Lights On Stratford is an impactful sponsorship opportunity with integrity, prestige and unique exposure for you and/or your organization.

Become a sponsor and help bridge our community to better times while bringing light and joy to Stratford this winter.

2021 HIGHLIGHT VIDEOS

2020 HIGHLIGHT VIDEO

SPONSOR LEVELS WINTER 2022

SEASON SPONSOR

$25,000+

  • Top billing with a tailored sponsor recognition package
  • VIP recognition (in lights!) as season sponsor at all festival locations

GOLD

$10,000+

  • Tailored sponsor recognition package including:
  • Primary sponsor recognition (in lights!) for a specific festival location (Market Square, Tom Patterson Island)

SILVER

$5,000+

  • All the Bronze benefits plus:
  • Featured on advertisements and marketing
  • Lighted sponsor recognition at each festival location

BRONZE

$2,500+

  • All the Community Sponsor benefits plus:
  • Featured on festival signage

COMMUNITY SPONSOR

Up to $2,499

Acknowledgement on the Lights On Stratford website

BECOME A SPONSOR FOR WINTER 2022/2023

Contact Lindsey Martchenko to learn more about this exciting sponsorship opportunity.

2021 SPONSORS
&
PARTNERS

This festival is not possible without Stratford’s amazing community support. Interested in becoming a sponsor? You’re in good company!

FOUNDING PARTNERS

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

2021 IN-KIND SUPPORTERS

Stratford Festival
Bespoke Audio Visual
The Rutherford Group
GO Transit

2021 GOLD SPONSORS

Stratford City Centre

MARKET SQUARE

2021 SILVER SPONSORS

The Arden Park Hotel
Vancea Financial Group
Rheo Thompson Candies
Orr Insurance
Stratford Orthodontics
Wightman
Neumeister Motors
Festival Hydro

2021 BRONZE SPONSORS

CLEANFIX
Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada
Uniac Insurance
Arden Park Dental
Famme & Co.
HeatTrak
A.J. Braun

2021 COMMUNITY SPONSORS

Akins Brewer
MacLeods Scottish Shop
Elliott Motors
Sinclair Pharmacy
White Balmer Shoes
Home & Company
Stylish Fireplaces By Huntington Lodge
Lange Bros.
Goebel Insurance Agency Inc.
TEAHEN Construction & Plumbing
inSites
STEELECREST PROPERTY CARE
Georgian Bay Fire & Safety
BulkTech Inc.
Steed Standard Transport Limited
Stratford Crane Rental Ltd
Stratford Home Hardware Building Centre
Peavey Mart
K8 the GR8 designs

2021 GOVERNMENT SUPPORT

Funding provided by the Government of Ontario
This event has been financially assisted by the Reconnect Festivals and Events Program of the Government of Ontario through the Ministry of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries.