Originally Posted by ILoveHalifax
I think we could do a big festival of lights in the Public Gardens for the holiday season. Possibly we could charge admission or take donations or various sponsors could also do displays under certain lighted trees, or certain clear spots. Could be a great event with music and food included. The fact that the gardens was used during Nocturne shows the gardens could be used at nite. What a great spot for a New Year's event.
I also wonder about the possibility of a holiday boat parade in the harbor. Boat parades are tremendously popular down south. Yes, it is much warmer but Haligonians don't seem deterred by colder weather for other events. The navy of course could be major participants.
My thought would be to start out small; like I said earlier. Keep this projection, get some of the businesses along Spring Garden to help sponsor and just do Victoria Park up with lights. See if a tree could be put where the fountain is and have choirs sing and take local food bank donations or something and then work up. As it becomes more popular, look at the public gardens (this will likely require a much bigger amount of sponsorship, some installation of electrical conduits in some of the park and possibly the paving of some of the pathways for safety).
But the idea of a boat parade might work better if they were stationary but there were boat tours? All the navy ships, plus the boardwalks and other ships?
The only catch with this projection thing is if the L shaped development that has been talked about goes ahead, this blank wall might not be scene anymore. So the project becomes less likely? But something smaller might work too...