Here's all the info you need for this fun-packed event!

Hello NPC Members,

Our Port Hope at Night Outing is taking place on Friday, November 23, 2018 - schedule of the night follows. This outing will take place, rain or shine (Donna has shot the candle light walk in the rain😊) . If it does rain there are many indoor activities that you can choose from. This can be a sort of "hop-in or hop-out" outing with several meeting spots along the way. Donna will need your confirmation of attending the dinner at Turtle John's.  A full moon is expected so keep your eyes to the sky to try to capture the moon in some of your shots. 

Meet in the parking lot at Primitive Designs - 2762 County Rd 28 (Northumberland) Port Hope ON at 3:30

3:30 -4:45 

Shoot the many sculptures and other fun stuff while maybe getting some unusual Christmas gifts and stocking-stuffers. It has been arranged that NPC participants will pay $5 each to shoot any sculptures they want rather than contributing on an individual basis for each sculpture. This is donated to charity and can be given to Donna when you arrive. This is in lieu of donating to the buckets in front of the sculptures. Sun sets around 4:30 so here's hoping that we can get that in some of our outdoor shots.

5:00 pmDinner reservation at Turtle John’s restaurant  - 64 John St, Port Hope, ON L1A 2Z2. Donna has made a reservation but will need to confirm #s as soon as possible. Please email Donna with the # of people if you would like to be included in the reservation. If you can secure a spot in the public parking lot at the near the band shell and walk over then there will be no need to move your vehicle while enjoying the rest of the night’s festivities.

6pm: If you are NOT joining us at the restaurant but would like to meet for the rest of the outing, you can meet us in the parking lot of Turtle John's where we will find some dark spots nearby to do some light painting and a fun “ghosting” group shot. We can then go our separate ways or hang out in groups and wander over to get the best vantage points to shoot the Candle Light Walk on Walton St.

The TOWN event organizer’s schedule for the night is as follows:

Port Hope Candlelight Festival

The family-friendly festivities include an open house and art experience in the Little Station, FREE rides on board the VIA Rail miniature train, and a Holiday Night Market in Lent Lane!

Schedule · Friday, November 23, 2018

7:00 PM - 7:20 PM

Candlelight Procession featuring Critical Mass Art Lanterns and Puppets

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Holiday Night Market in Lent Lane!

7:25 PM - 7:45 PM

Memorial Park Lighting Up Ceremony & Bandshell Performances

7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Little Station Open House & Multi-Media Community Installation

7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

FREE Rides on board the VIA Rail Miniature Train (@ Little Station)


Capitol Christmas and the Festival of Lights and Trees (inside Capitol Theatre on Queen St) Open Friday Nov 23 1-4pm and 6-9pm

  • • ADMISSION IS FREE • ALL AGES WELCOME - Experience the 21st Capitol Christmas Festival Tradition 

What once began as a small-town Port Hope Christmas Tradition in 1997 has now grown from a few trees raffled on our main stage – to the extravaganza it has become today. More than 60 decorated trees and wreaths amid thousands of lights lining our entrance and lobby during the 2017 Capitol Christmas Festival of Lights and Trees. As 2018 is our 21st year, we aim to deliver a truly spectacular Festival of Lights and Trees this year that you will not want tomiss. Capitol Christmas is the perfect family-friendly event, we will be open during the Candle Light Walk and prior to the Port Hope Santa Claus Parade.

We invite you to join us as we celebrate 21 years of the joy of the holidays and enjoy a complimentary cup of hot chocolate and cookies while you browse and select your favourite trees. Raffle tickets and commemorative holiday decorations will be for sale during this event, must be over age 18 to play. The Capitol Christmas Festival of Lights and Trees Raffle will be held at 2:00pm on Monday December 17th.

What to bring:

-          Dress in warm clothing and layers so you can shed some of them for the indoor events.

-          Bring a fully charged battery and back up if you have one. Batteries can run low quickly in colder weather.

-          Remote shutter release and/or learn how to use your timer release on your camera.

-          Bring a flash light (or 2!) You will use them to do any light painting and to see what you are doing with your camera in the dark!

-          A tripod is necessary for many types of night shots and an external flash can also be very helpful. Most of the shooting is within a very short distance of your car so throw in what you MIGHT need and leave it in the car until you do!

Donna will send an email this week with some ideas on how you might want to try to creatively shoot this fun-packed event!