Holiday Lights at Bowring Park

Saturday, December 2, 2023 at 5 p.m.

Back-up date (in case if inclement weather) Saturday, December 9, 2023.

Ring in the season with our 22nd annual celebration of holiday music and lights at Bowring Park Duck Pond. Experience the bright lights and festive music as we officially light the park for the holiday season. Feature performers include Sherry Ryan, Salt Beef Junkies and more.

St. John’s Lions Club will be distributing free hot chocolate so don’t forget to bring a re-usable mug.

Community Food Sharing Association will also be onsite, collecting non-perishable food items for the food bank.

You are welcome to bring a flashlight or a personal light to join in the festivities!


This event includes a wheelchair accessible viewing area. Accessible parking is in the parking lot near the Duck Pond with additional spaces near the Bowring Park Lodge on Waterford Bridge Road.

American Sign Language (English) interpretation area will be located on the south side of the duck pond, across from the stage. Interpretation will be provided by Triangular Communications.

The duck pond trail is approximately 500 meters of concrete sidewalk and packed gravel with uneven terrain in places. All-terrain wheelchairs may be borrowed on a first come, first serve basis and must be reserved in advance. Call 709-576-6972 or email [email protected] before November 24.

A limited number of noises reducing headphones will be available to borrow at the Bowring Park Lodge, near the duck pond. A photo-ID is required.

The City of St. John’s strives to create accessible and inclusive programs and services where possible. To request accommodations, learn more or provide feedback or suggestions, please call 709-576-4450 or email [email protected].

Holiday Light Display and Playlist

Enjoy the holiday lights until January 8. Visitors can listen to a playlist of local artists performing holiday music.

Scan the QR code or visit the URL provided on signage around the park to access our holiday lights soundtrack.


The 2023 Holiday Lights at Bowring Park is presented in partnership with NTV and OZFM.

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Start Date

Dec 02, 2023 - 17:00


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