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Free Jack Frost event returning to Charlottetown

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CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. —

Returning for its second year, downtown Charlottetown will come alive with the sights and sounds of a magical winter night.

The Guardian and the City of Charlottetown will present Aurora: A Downtown Jack Frost Experience on Feb. 16.

Free to the public, Aurora will bring Victoria Row and Queen Street out of hibernation from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

DJ Dekx and Lonely Kid will heat up the night with their hot mixing skills, while professional sculptors will keep the evening on ice as they demonstrate what it takes to create a work of art out of frozen blocks.

Family-friendly activities will abound, including a community snow-carving competition, ice slide, an interactive snowboard demonstration by Snowboard P.E.I., busker performance and a thrilling pyrotechnic finale to end the night.

Keep an eye out for The Guardian's swag tent where special fireworks glasses will be handed out, so viewers can experience the pyrotechnics show like never before.

That Fun Place will also be handing out glowsticks to help light the night sky to create a unique version of the magical Aurora Borealis.

The fun doesn't stop on Saturday night. To experience all that Jack Frost Winterfest has to offer, including the Eastlink Outdoor Snow Kingdom, Indoor Playland and Live Family Stage, festival passes can be purchased at the Eastlink Center box office, the Confederation Court Mall lotto booth, online at jackfrostfestival.com or by phone at 902-629-6625.

The 2019 Jack Frost Winterfest, presented by Island Coastal, takes place Feb. 15-18.


To learn more about programming, visit the website or connect through social media on Jack Frost Winterfest on Facebook, at Twitter.com/JackFrostFest and at Instagram.com/jackfrostpei.

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