Milton Celebrates the Switching of the Lights

Park Road, Milton celebrates the ‘Switching of the lights’ on the Eiffel Tower

07 Jun 2013

Savoir Faire on Park Road, Milton are currently working on renovating the Eiffel Tower on Park Road Milton that will culminate in a ‘Switching of the Lights’ event on Bastille Day, Sunday the 14th of July.

Milton’s Own Eiffel Tower

The new installation will incorporate an hourly light show, similar to the Eiffel Tower in Paris.

The Eiffel Tower in Park Road was built just before the commencement of Expo 88 to celebrate Paris' and Brisbane's link as Expo cities. In light of Savoir Faire's 25th Birthday and 25 years since Expo 88, it is the right time to renovate and re-launch Brisbane's iconic Eiffel Tower.

The official ‘Switching of the Lights’ ceremony will be held under the Eiffel Tower at La Dolce Vita, with the honourable Lord Mayor Graham Quirk doing the honours.

Savoir Faire have engaged local ‘luminary’ Heath Williamson from Firefly lighting, to “give a bit of Love” to their iconic Eiffel Tower.

Heath Williamson is excited to be lighting up one of Brisbane’s icons “I’m a Brisbane boy and cannot wait to give a bit of love to the Eiffel Tower on Park Road. Expect plenty of colourful variations and exciting hourly lighting displays just like the real thing”.

Heath is behind the architectural lighting at Cloudland, Bucci in James Street, the Old Police Barracks on Petrie Tce and many other venues and public spaces around the country and is excited to be programming a series of light shows for the Eiffel Tower.

This impressive new installation for the Eiffel Tower and the ‘switching’ ceremony will give the Park Road traders the opportunity to celebrate all things French on Bastille Day with restaurants and business’s offering up a plethora of fun free and ticketed events for the program.

Entertainment along Park Road starts at 11am and will include live music, cooking displays, fashion parades, Can Can demonstrations, art exhibitions, roving performers, French Champagne tasting, business displays, French degustations, market stalls and heaps more.

Switching the Lights - Bastille Day in MiltonEvent Details

Park Road Milton celebrates the Savoir Faire Eiffel Tower ‘Switching of the Lights’

  • Bastille Day
  • Sunday the 14th July
  • 11am – 7pm
  • Official ‘Switching of the lights’ 5:30pm


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