On November 27, 2014, we will turn on this year’s Lights of Hope display for the first time during a special Lights of Hope Community Celebration. Join us and thousands of other people for a festive event featuring fireworks, food trucks and fun for the whole family!
What: Lights of Hope Community Celebration
When: November 27, 2014 from 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Where: 1081 Burrard Street, Vancouver
After November 27, you can continue to see the display from dusk to dawn until January 12, 2015.
About the Lights of Hope display
Since 1998, we have brought attention to the Lights of Hope fundraising campaign by building a spectacular display of lights at St. Paul’s Hospital. Today, Lights of Hope is an annual holiday tradition that brings hundreds of thousands of visitors to St. Paul’s to see the display, which is built by volunteers using donated materials – including 10 kilometers of lights!
According to BC Hydro, despite its size and scope, Lights of Hope uses very little energy. To operate the full display results in an energy bill of just $65 each night. A big part of this energy efficiency is the use of LED bulbs, which account for 60% of the lights. LED bulbs last for 4000 hours, which is twice as long as incandescent bulbs; and strings of LED bulbs use only 1 to 3 kilowatt hours of energy, while strings of incandescent bulbs use anywhere from 12 to 105 kilowatt hours.
Watch 2013 Lights of Hope Community Celebration highlights