MILFORD, PA — Milford’s Winter Lights Festival will open on Saturday, January 29 at 3 p.m. at the Ann Street Park.
Storytelling is one of the focuses of the festival, as timeless stories of Greek mythology and myths of other lands are played out through the artistry of ice dancing, circus arts and mask and puppet theater. This year’s story will be “Persephone & the Birth of Winter,” which will be introduced by the comic antics of the Bond Street Theatre. Leading off the program will be several presentations from the Boundless Edge Dance Ensemble with music from Pops to Bach.
Before the world premier of “Persephone,” the Mac & Cheese Awards will be presented. This contest, open to restaurants and home cooking alike, will be held at the Dimmick Inn from 12 noon to 2 p.m. For a $5 donation to Winter Lights, you can sample and help pick the winners while enjoying the music of Spirit Family Reunion. They will also be playing from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. at the Patisserie.
On Saturday, February 5 at 2 p.m., the Ice Theatre of NY will present a return of their Young Performers in an ensemble piece called “Circus,” to be followed by Milford’s own Jordan Hartey, then solo performances by the Young Performers. Closing the festival will be Hartey dancing to “Bridge Over Troubled Waters” sung by the Delaware Valley High School (DVHS) chorus, under the direction of Gordon Pauling. That Saturday there will also be performances of other DVHS musical groups at the Patisserie. Public skating will continue at the rink as long as weather permits. All events at the Winter Lights Festival are free. Visit www.winterlightsfest.com.