Lights of the North: Construction Begins at Red River Exhibition Park

Lights of the North: Construction Begins at Red River Exhibition Park

The first two of 18 car loads of steel components and materials have officially arrived in Winnipeg and are ready for construction as the Lights of the North Chinese Lantern Light Festival prepares to welcome the world beginning August 31.

The six-week long festival – the largest show of its kind ever mounted in Canada – is helping to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the sister city twinning between Winnipeg and Chengdu, China with a luminous event this September and October.

Every day this week, amazingly talented construction workers and well-trained artisans will be arriving in Winnipeg to begin constructing the intricate light displays that will be showcased at the festival.

Some of the amazing exhibits being constructed include a 120 foot dragon made entirely of china plates, cups and saucers and a bison made of tiny medicine vials that will be filled with thousands of lights.

Stay tuned for many more exciting announcements in the days, weeks, and months to come.