Lighting Design Competition Announced for 2016 Holidazzle!

June 21, 2016

This year’s Holidazzle will light up with fresh creativity! (Literally.)

The Minneapolis Downtown Council and the Downtown Experience Committee are launching a Request for Creativity (RFC) competition to engage talented lighting designers across Minnesota. The city wants to add the magic of lights back into the annual tradition of Holidazzle.

Designs are due by Friday, June 24 at 5 p.m. The top three or four teams will be interviewed about their proposals, but only one team will light up Loring Park with their winning design.

“Holidazzle’s first year in Loring Park was a success, and our goal is to continue adding ways to make the experience even more special and memorable for those who attend,” said Leah Wong, Vice President of Events and Marketing, Minneapolis Downtown Council.

Wong continued, “One way we want to do that in 2016 is to add spectacular lighting to Holidazzle, which will add to the vibrancy and enhance the Minneapolis-centric focus around local people, places, products and activities we highlight during our city’s annual holiday celebration.”

Holidazzle creates a community gathering place and holiday destination for people of all ages to come together and celebrate winter in Downtown Minneapolis. This year’s Holidazzle features stories that showcase the food scene, art district, park system, active lifestyle, local entertainers and community groups that make our city and our region unique and special.

This year’s Holidazzle takes place (once again) in Loring Park. Although the holiday village is generally open Thursday – Sunday throughout the season, it kicks off on Friday, November 25 and draws to a close on Friday, December 23. Admission is free for all ages and all the festivities are handicap accessible.

For more information about the competition, click here.

Image provided by Holidazzle.