18:00 22 November 2013

Festival of Lights 2013

The Ministry of Culture has announced the programme of events for this year’s

Festival of Lights on Friday 22nd November 2013. The events are being

organised by the Ministry of Culture in collaboration with the Gibraltar Electricity

Authority (GEA) and shall be held at John Mackintosh Square.

The entertainment will be presented by Rock Masters and commences at 6pm

with live music, song and dance. The switching-on of the Christmas Lights at

7pm will be conducted by Minister of Culture, the Hon Steven Linares, His

Worship the Mayor Anthony Lima and Tyrone Davies from St Martin’s School.

Father Christmas and his elves will also be making a special appearance.

Programme of events at John Mackintosh Square include:

5.30pm to 7.30pm Art and Crafts Market

6pm Tiffany Ferrary

6.10pm Dance Show by Stylos Dance Company & Urban Dance

6.40pm Bishop Fitzgerald School Choir

7pm Switch-on Christmas Lights ceremony

7.05pm Father Christmas special appearance

The event will also feature ‘My Wines’ at the Piazza (Main Street Side) from

5.30pm to 7.30pm with a selection of mulled wine, port and mince pies.

A demarcated area for wheelchair users has also being organised by the

Ministry of Culture. Persons wanting a space at the wheelchair area in front of

the stage should contact the Ministry of Culture directly on telephone 20067236

before the 21st November 2013. Wheelchair users may be accompanied by one

other person. Should the area not be taken up at 5.45pm, the area will be

released for the general public.

Following the switching-on ceremony, the illuminations will thereafter come on,

automatically, every day until the 6th January 2014, from 5.00pm until 1.00am,

and as from 9.30am on Saturdays leading to Christmas Day. As customary they

will remain on throughout the nights of Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New

Year's Eve and the 5th January 2014.

The Ministry of Culture invites as many families as possible to attend.