Boca Raton’s Holiday Lighting Extravaganza Brings Snow,
Fiber Optic Festivities to Mizner Park Amphitheater
The City of Boca Raton has announced the return of the annual Holiday Lighting Extravaganza to the Mizner Park Amphitheater, Friday, November 23, from 5:30 to 9 p.m. A celebration for residents and seasonal visitors alike, the Holiday Lighting Extravaganza is a celebration of the sights and sounds of the holidays in Downtown Boca. Event highlights will include real snow, a live ice sculpture demonstration, meeting Santa Claus, children’s rides and activities, a fireworks display and a state-of-the-art virtual tree lighting ceremony introduced by Mayor Susan Whelchel.
“This event has become a favorite tradition of our community and gets better every year,” said Mayor Welchel. “It’s always great to see children and their extended families, many of whom are visiting for Thanksgiving, as they enjoy this fun evening together.”
Utilizing 3-D image mapping technology similar to that used during the Super Bowl, Boca Raton based Multi Image Group will create the evening’s presentation to be projected onto the amphitheater building.
“Mizner Park already has a beautiful, traditional, musical tree, so we decided to offer some things that are truly new and innovative,” said Chrissy Biagiotti, Community Relations Manager for the City., “From the music and sound effects to the 3-D and optical illusions, we think everyone is going to be amazed.”
Before the lighting presentation there will be plenty of activities, and holiday treats and beverages to enjoy. The Boca Raton Garden Club will be on site showcasing and selling its 2012 commemorative ornament, and The Spirit of Giving Network will be collecting unwrapped gifts for its annual toy drive.
Food and beverage vendors will be on site, so no coolers or outside alcoholic beverages are permitted. The event begins at 5:30 p.m. and the lighting celebration starts at 7:30 p.m., regardless of weather conditions. Parking is available in Mizner Park garages.