The lights in Heritage Square Kingstown were turned on last night, as the 2016 Edition of the National Christmas and Nine Mornings Festival was officially launched.
The launch at Heritage Square followed the usual lighted Street Parade, which started on Bay Street, travelling through Kingstown and back to Heritage Square.
Addressing the launch, Cecil Mckie, Minister of Culture said significant efforts have been made over the years, to build the Nine Mornings Festival.
He noted that plans are made well in advance of the Festival each year.
Over the next two weeks, community concerts and lighting-up events will be held in communities across the country, as part of the programme for this year’s Festival.