You gotta go!
I am giving GLOW Calgary's new family-friendly interactive light festival an 8 out of 10. I hope these photos and videos will tell you why.
It is just too much fun for everyone.
GLOW light shows happen 6:30 to 11:00 pm Saturday Feb 18, Sunday 19th and Monday 20th.
GLOW maps and more information at DowntownCalgary
Top Three Picks:
- Harley Hotchkiss Gardens is centre ice (Festival Hub) for GLOW with a fun family of glowing bunny rabbits, TROPICALGARY (a dancing light show with music), "Light Shower" booth and warming igloo (for kids only).
- The Door at Eight Avenue Place's (9th Ave plaza) was a fun surprise for kids of all ages.
- Olympic Plaza’s PRISMATICA should become a permanent winter installation on the plaza or somewhere in the downtown.
Other Downtown Delights!
I have to admit I was jealous, of Montreal’s amazing winter light shows, outdoor movies, interactive playgrounds scattered throughout their city center when we visited this past December. Montreal's En Lumiere festival takes place Feb 23rd to March 11th, 2017.
Link: Montreal En Lumiere
However, I was very pleased to learn in January that the Calgary Downtown Association and Canada 150 had teamed up to produce GLOW a free family-friendly winter light festival for our Family Day Weekend. It didn’t disappoint.
Now if only we can make GLOW an annual winter event and grow it into a major North American winter event.
I’d love to see more use made of the making our spectacular office buildings GLOW in the night.