Aurora’s RiverEdge Park will be illuminated Friday when the City of Aurora powers on its new “Winter on the Fox” interactive light display to include larger than life-size ornaments, stars, gift boxes, and reindeer.
The Community Lighting Ceremony will be held at 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7 at the main entrance of RiverEdge Park, 360 N. Broadway, during First Fridays.
“The City of Lights will continue to live up to our name with this exciting new attraction in downtown Aurora,” said Aurora mayor Richard C. Irvin. “Along with other holiday light displays in Aurora like the Festival of Lights and Lehnertz Avenue, Winter on the Fox will provide our residents and visitors joy throughout the holiday season.”
Mayor Irvin will be joined by special guests to officially open Winter on the Fox during the Community Lighting Ceremony Friday.
The ceremony will include performances from high school choirs, a singing Santa Claus, and a fire flow artist who will help warm up the night with an energetic fire routine with fire fans and blazing staffs.
In collaboration with Aurora’s Downtown’s “Cocoa Crawl” at December First Fridays, limited free hot cocoa and candy canes will be available on a first come-first served basis. Popular food trucks will be on site with other tasty foods and hot drinks for sale.
After the lighting ceremony Friday, the displays at Winter on the Fox will be turned on each evening from 3:30 p.m. until 9 p.m. through Friday, Jan. 4, 2019.
Special weekend activities will be featured from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8 and Sunday, Dec. 9 with food vendors and holiday music; and on the weekend of Saturday, Dec. 14 and Sunday, Dec. 15, when families can have free photos with Santa Claus, listen to holiday music, and shop from a variety of vendors.
Winter on the Fox is free admission and open to the public.
—City government of Aurora