Media Release


Monday, December 08, 2008
For Immediate Release

Contact: Eryn Sebelius
Telephone: 229-6501


Annual Festival Of Lights Offers Fun For The Entire Family
Tradition Continues For Eighth Year With Popular Electric Light Boat Parade And Car Show


Councilman Steve Wolfson invites the entire family to join him at this year’s eighth annual Festival of Lights and Electric Light Boat Parade on Saturday, Dec. 13, from noon to 6 p.m. The events take place in the the Lakes area of Las Vegas, located at Lake East Drive and Lake Sahara Drive. The event is free.

Grand Marshals Nevada State Senator Barbara Cegavske and her husband Tim Cegavske will kick off the popular Electric Light Boat Parade at 5 p.m. Las Vegas Communications Director David Riggleman and KCLV TV personality Nancy Byrne will serve as guest emcees during the day-long event that begins at noon.

Councilman Wolfson and KCLV TV personality Shari Singer will recognize winners of the car show at 3:30 p.m. There is still time to sign up to participate in the car show and registration information can be found online at On-site registration will not be accepted.

The event will also feature crafts, food, community vendors and children’s activities. There will be pets available for adoption and several local choirs will provide holiday entertainment.

“The festival has become one of the most popular holiday events in the city,” Councilman Wolfson said. “The city is happy to serve as a sponsor this year and be a part of an event that brings thousands of members of our community together each year.”

The event also provides an opportunity for the community to give back. U.S. Marines will be on hand to accept donations for the Toys for Tots Drive and Jude 22 will be collecting non-perishable food items for needy seniors. Free raffle tickets will be provided for each toy or food item donated.

For more information, visit or call 256-9998.



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