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Grenada Crowns CTO Year of Festivals With New Festival of Lights


Citizens and Visitors Enjoyed the Festivities on the Picturesque Carenage

Lights illuminating the Carenage for Festival of Lights

11th December,
2019–
To
crown the Caribbean Tourism Organization’s (CTO) Year of Festivals in 2019,
Pure Grenada, the Spice of the Caribbean debuted its newest event, Festival of
Lights on the 6th and 7th of December. The Festival took
place on the Carenage, which is one of the most stunning spots in the
destination.  The beauty of the festoon
lights on the Carenage was further enhanced by new spotlights, which lined the
entire harbor area, lighting the historical buildings in a multi-coloured glow
as well as a new laser light show. Added to the ambience created by the lights
was a mixture of carols, steel plan music, parang music, local cuisine, a
Santa’s grotto and a night market that provided all the Grenadian Christmas
goodies such as sorrel, ginger and household items. Performances by local
artists and groups such as the PBC Boys Choir, Sonika McKie, Kareem Alexis,
Emily Rapier and Hess and the Boys crowned the entire affair.

The Festival of Lights was the brainchild of the Chairman of the Grenada Tourism Authority and adviser to the Minister of Tourism, Mrs. Brenda Hood who championed the idea for a few years. She said, “ The Festival of Lights is an opportunity for us to show the world how wonderful and authentic Christmas time is in Grenada. It is also an opportunity for our visitors to interact with our friendly citizens.”

The Ministry for Tourism and Civil Aviation collaborated with the Grenada Tourism Authority to form a hardworking Committee to bring the Festival of Lights to fruition. Minister for Tourism and Civil Aviation Hon. Dr. Clarice Modeste-Curwen said it was a great achievement for Grenada to host its first Festival of Lights. She said, “This was true collaborative effort and we thank all the businesses that came on board. The Carenage is a stunning location and we hope to enhance it every year with the Festival of Lights.”

The Festival of Lights Committee, the Grenada Tourism Authority and the
Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation are already receiving positive feedback
from the general public and looking at ways to further enhance Grenada’s newest
festival for 2020. There will be two more events on Saturday December 14
starting at 5pm and December 21 at 3pm to close out the Festival of Lights for
2019.





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