While last year’s opening of the Festival of Lights was met with scathing criticism, Friday evening’s unveiling of Winterfest received a more cordial welcome.
The event — previously known as the Festival of Lights — continues for the next few months.
For those who do not feel inclined to walk around Downtown in search of refreshments, there are some available in Bushnell Park. Vito’s has set up a small booth; signage promises that the Kitchen at Billings Forge will be offering food there shortly.
A quick walk from the park will allow you to see the lights on Constitution Plaza, which were also on display last year.
The free Star Shuttle loops around Downtown. You can park for free on the street after 6pm and all day on the weekend, but read the signs first to see if there are any restrictions.