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Destination Stratford is thrilled to announce the extension of the third-annual Winter Festival of Lights.Â Due to popular demand, Lights On Stratford will be extended to include the last weekend in January andÂ will remain open 7 nights a week from 5pm to 10pm through to and including Sunday, January 29th,Â 2023.Â
To commemorate this winterâ€™s closing weekend for the festival, Destination Stratford and Downtown Stratford BIAÂ are collaborating with Lights On Stratford and storefronts across the city to create STRATFORDâ€™S ON by having businesses stay openÂ late on both Friday, January 27th and Saturday, January 28th.
â€śWeâ€™re thrilled to see our community come together during Lights On Stratford, and having our amazingÂ restaurants, cafĂ©s and retailers stay open late for the last weekend in January for STRATFORDâ€™S ON willÂ be a true celebration of our city for both residents and visitors,â€ť said Zac Gribble, Executive Director ofÂ Destination Stratford.
The Downtown Stratford BIA is launching a STRATFORD'S ON contest on their social media channelsÂ that includes $250 Downtown Dollars for 1 lucky person AND an additional $250 Downtown Dollars toÂ the downtown business they visited and tagged during the final weekend of Lights On Saturday on eitherÂ Friday, January 27th or Saturday, January 28th.
â€śDowntown Stratford will be bustling with activity during these evenings as many downtown businesses will be offering extended hours that will enhance the amazing ambiance Lights On provides â€“ Stratfordâ€™s On for Lights Onâ€ť, states Jamie Pritchard, General Manager of the Downtown Stratford BIA.
Over 60 downtown businesses have already committed to keeping their doors open late for STRATFORD'S ON. AllÂ businesses are welcome and encouraged to participate by contacting the event organizers. For a list ofÂ businesses staying open late, please visit:Â Who is on? Stratfordâ€™s On
The Festival has become a winter highlight for both visitors and the local community and has received anÂ incredibly positive response with record attendance and social media sharing. The final weekend of Lights On StratfordÂ promises to deliver a unique Stratford experience that celebrates the season and local businesses.Â