Gulfstream Park To Shine For The Holidays

Gulfstream Park To Shine For The Holidays

11/26/2013

Symphony of Lights Begins Friday, Nov. 29 at 5 p.m.
Meet Mr. and Mrs. Claus and Guests and Enjoy a Synchronized Light Show 
 
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL - Gulfstream Park kicks off the holiday season Friday, Nov. 29 with a South Florida tradition - the spectacular Symphony of Lights in Champions Plaza.
 
Festivities begin at 5 p.m. with Mr. and Mrs. Claus, elves, jugglers, stilt walkers, angels, toy soldiers and artists. There will also be drawings for gift baskets.
 
During an incredible light show - offered free every night through Dec. 31 from 6-11 p.m. - the music of Trans-Siberian Orchestra is synchronized with over 350,000 lights and 750 sparkling strobes on a 50-foot tree and over 30 palm trees. The lights dramatically rise and fall throughout the entire show.
 
According to John Carter, program director of Symphony of Lights, it takes "40 hours to program the show" as well as "29 miles of copper wire to carry the programming to those 350,000 bulbs."
 
Gulfstream Park will be awash in more than 500,000 sparkling holiday decorations and strobes.
 
The Symphony of Lights not only signals the beginning of the holidays at Gulfstream but the traditional winter Thoroughbred meet. The Champions Meet will begin Saturday, Nov. 30 with 10 races beginning at 12:40 p.m. and a free Gulfstream Park calendar while supplies last beginning at 11 a.m.
 
GULFSTREAM PARK is a Stronach Group company, North America’s leading Thoroughbred racetrack owner/operator. The Stronach Group racetracks include Santa Anita Park, Gulfstream Park & Casino, Golden Gate Fields, Portland Meadows, Laurel Park and Pimlico Race Course, home of the world-famous Preakness. The company owns and operates the Palm Meadows Training Center in Florida, and is one of North America's top race horse breeders through its award-winning Adena Springs operation. The Stronach Group is one of the world's largest suppliers of pari-mutuel wagering systems, technologies and services. Its companies include AmTote, a global leader in wagering technology; XpressBet, an Internet and telephone account wagering service; and Monarch Content Management, which acts as a simulcast purchase and sales agent of horseracing content for numerous North American racetracks and wagering outlets.The Stronach Group is also a major producer of televised horseracing programming through its HRTV cable and satellite network and is North America's premier supplier of virtual online horseracing games, as well as a leading producer of social media content for the horseracing industry. For more information contact David Joseph at david.joseph@gulfstreampark.com or call 954.457.6451.