The city encourages Lumière activity with a new winter festival

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Free programs between December 21 and January 21 encourage residents to see different parts of their city

The City of Collingwood encourages residents to visit parts of the city they’ve never seen before and try one of the many free, family-friendly activities.

Dubbed “Bring on the Light,” the city has highlighted several activities, from outdoor skating and self-guided trails to scavenger hunts and craft kits.

The city hopes that by participating in something new and different, residents “will make social connections as a way to bring light into the darkness.”

Bring on the Light runs from December 21 to January 31.

There will be social skating nights every Wednesday (weather permitting) from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the city’s outdoor skating rink in Central Park. Skate parties will also include a bonfire, music and festive lights.

Several self-guided tours will be available at Central Park, Legion Park and Heritage Park.

There will be a scavenger hunt along the Georgian Meadow Trail, story walks at Heritage Park and along the Train Trail from the museum.

Collingwood Public Library will have a limited supply of an all-ages art kit designed by local fiber artist Natasha Koledin. Each kit contains supplies for a light-inspired woven artwork, which will be displayed in the library during Bring on the Light.

The Collingwood Museum will also have a supply of lantern craft kits from 17 January. Kids can decorate their own mason jar lanterns with supplies from the kit.

Click here for the festival website.

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