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 Post subject: Festival of Lights 2008
PostPosted: Mon Nov 03, 2008 8:22 pm 
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The Festival of Lights seems a bit early this year. Most are not even out of school until Dec 20. Many wil be excluded from this amazing event if held on this date.
Anyone else feel that the date should be later? Maybe even between Christmas and New Years?


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 Post subject: Re: Festival of Lights 2008
PostPosted: Mon Nov 03, 2008 8:55 pm 
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I like it before Christmas as part of the winter/holiday festival. That is the way they did it years ago.
They had big fire pits, music, Santa was there to see the kids. It was great.

Back in the early 90's at Main Lodge
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Last year 1/08 at Canyon.
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 Post subject: Re: Festival of Lights 2008
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I have always kind of thought that a great night for this would be on New Year's Eve. The town is full and there really isn't much of a nightlife for all of the people there. The event would be a fun way to get people together who might otherwise be celebrating alone.

Amazing pictures Photoho...thanks.

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 Post subject: Re: Festival of Lights 2008
PostPosted: Mon Nov 03, 2008 10:46 pm 
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Great pictures Photoho!
I agree that there is tradition, and the festivals held years ago did have a great warmth and feel. I also agree that the week between Christmas and New Year is lacking and could use a traditional yearly festival like this one.
Most will be hitting Mammoth after Dec 20, and more right after Christmas. I think that most would be served best when the town is full and in the full swing of Christmas and th New Year.
All good comments!
Thanks!


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 Post subject: Re: Festival of Lights 2008
PostPosted: Mon Nov 03, 2008 10:59 pm 
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Night of lights between Christmas and New Years would = a Nightmare!

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 Post subject: Re: Festival of Lights 2008
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 Post subject: Re: Festival of Lights 2008
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Fireworks probably cost a fortune. From a marketing standpoint it makes more since to spend this money to attract people to come up when its slow. Why spend that kind of money if town is already 100% full.

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 Post subject: Re: Festival of Lights 2008
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I think January is better. Too many plans at that time to commit.
After New Years things slow down. We made a point of coming up for it in 08. Doubt we can squeeze it in now. :cry:

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 Post subject: Re: Festival of Lights 2008
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TheSnowman wrote:
Night of lights between Christmas and New Years would = a Nightmare!


True dat! Even with all buses/trolleys running, where the heck else would the balance of 100% capacity of town occupany park for this event? :!:

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 Post subject: Re: Festival of Lights 2008
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Ive been going to Mammoth forever, however last year was the first year I saw Festival of Lights and I have to say. It was pretty insain, especially for a ski resort.Fireworks and flares off a snow background. Hard to get better than that. Ive never seen so many people trying to load up on the gondola at one time. What Im trying to say is it rocked. I highly recommend to people who have never seen this. :rock:


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 Post subject: Re: Festival of Lights 2008
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Photoho wrote:
Fireworks probably cost a fortune. From a marketing standpoint it makes more since to spend this money to attract people to come up when its slow. Why spend that kind of money if town is already 100% full.

That makes perfect sense, guess I never thought about it from a marketing standpoint.

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