Santo Domingo East’s Christmas Lights Spectacular
Mayor Alfredo Martínez of Santo Domingo East municipality is inviting the public to the relocation of Mayor Roberto Salcedo’s Bright Lights Spectacular from the Iberoamerica Park to the Mirador del Este Park grounds. The mayor says that he has 500 parking spaces for visitors to the attraction. Local residents near Iberoamerica Park had protested that the lack of parking in the area caused major traffic chaos.
New National District Mayor David Collado said the RD$40 million cost of the lights show would be better spent on improving lighting in low-income neighborhoods in the National District.
Mayor Martínez has not said what he will be spending, only that private sponsors would pick up most of the cost. He said that they were expecting four million visitors to attend the renamed “Vive la Navidad” village.
In addition to hundreds of thousands of lights, the attractions include a giant Christmas tree, a train station, Santa’s house, chocolate house, enchanted forest, and more.
Mayor Martínez made the announcement on Thursday, 20 October 2016 during a press conference at the Santo Domingo East municipality offices.
He said the lights show would be open from the first week of December through 8 January 2017, Monday to Sunday, from 6pm to midnight.
Source: DR1, Eldia
Oct 21, 2016
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