The Lights of Hope display will return to St. Paul’s Hospital on November 27, 2014. Stay tuned for more information!
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.
Lights of Hope Community Celebration
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 on Burrard Street. Join us and thousands of other people for a festive event featuring fireworks, food trucks and fun for the whole family.
Your photos of the Lights of Hope display
Visit our Facebook page to see images of the 2013 Lights of Hope display submitted by community members.
More photos from the 2013 Lights of Hope can be found here: