[Event] St. Pauls Lights of Hope Fireworks Show
On November 27th, thousands of Vancouverites and tourists will gather around Burrard Street to experience the annual fireworks display at the St. Paul’s Hospital in Downtown Vancouver. Since 1998, St. Paul’s has illuminated the streets with a breathtaking display of Christmas lights for their Christmas-time Lights of Hope charity initiative.
The display has grown into a community celebration and has raised significant sums of money to purchase equipment and provide better care for its patients. Last year alone, the charity raised $2.4 million dollars. Company’s and individuals who make the largest donations are recognized by having their names printed on the the back-lit stars that scale the building and illuminate the streets.
The Lights of Hope display consists of over 10 kilometres of string lights and over 100,000 bulbs, all of which have been donated by the community. Because they are using LED bulbs, the magnificent display only costs $65 a night to operate.
The light display is currently being setup by volunteers and the charity will be kicking off on Thursday, November 27th, at 6:30 PM with a firework display that will be held from the rooftop of the hospital. In addition to the fireworks, there will also be fun activities for the family and a variety of local food trucks.
Date: November 27th, 2014
Location: St. Paul’s Hospital