This year’s annual Night of Lights includes a firework show, torchlight parade and snowcat ballet, among other things. (Photo: Kirkner)
This year’s Night of Lights Celebration at Mammoth Mountain is scheduled for Dec. 18 and will feature a free concert by Donavon Frankenreiter. The Night of Lights celebrates the magic of the holiday season with a winter lights show set against the backdrop of Mammoth Mountain.
Guests of all ages are invited to ride the complimentary Village Gondola or shuttles to Canyon Lodge where they can enjoy a fun-filled night complete with a firework show, torchlight parade, snowcat ballet, Red Bull Air Force skydivers and live music by Donavon Frankenreiter.
Singer-songwriter and professional surfer Donavon Frankenreiter is often compared to Jack Johnson and capitalizes on his playful rhythmic foundations and surfer- acoustic style. Frankenreiter recently released his fourth studio album, Glow, which showcases his growth as a songwriter.
New this year, the Cloverleaf Room at Canyon Lodge will be open for premium indoor viewing of the Night of Lights with hors d’oeuvre and a DJ playing music before and after the fireworks show. The rooftop of Canyon Lodge will also be open for the ultimate viewing experience, five stories above the snow. Tickets for the Cloverleaf Room viewing area and the Rooftop viewing area are available by calling 800.MAMMOTH or at MammothMountain.com. Following the fireworks, the Cloverleaf Room will open up to everyone with a DJ playing music late into the night.
“The Night of Lights has always been a favorite of both Mammoth locals and longtime visitors. We love hosting this free event as a ‘thank you’ for the continued support by the community,” said Bill Cockroft, Senior Vice President of Mammoth Mountain. “We are thrilled to keep the Night of Lights tradition strong with new music acts and this year promises to be one that everyone will remember.”
The Night of Lights originated two decades ago as an annual celebration of winter in Mammoth Lakes. After a 13-year hiatus, the Night of Lights returned on Jan. 12, 2008 to an excited crowd of thousands and has been an annual tradition since. For more information about the Night of Lights, please visit MammothMountain.com.
For a taste of Frankenreiter’s musical style, see thesheetnews.com’s video section. –MMSA/LAK