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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

See the Lights and Ride Free!

While you're viewing the lights, stop by the streetcar's
new Whiting St. station to catch our own light show!
Downtown Tampa lights up the night when the popular "Lights on Tampa" event returns this Saturday, February 19th, and HART has a great way to help you get in on the fun. We're offering free rides on the In-Town Trolley Green Line all night long! Keep reading to find out how to get your free coupon...

Art and Light
Lights on Tampa is a modern take on public art, combining creativity and technology in works that twinkle, sparkle and dance in the night sky, created by some of the finest light artists in the world.

Curtis Hixon Park, next to the new Glazer Children's Museum, is the center of the event. Here you'll see light exhibits that will complement the feel of the emerging Arts District venues surrounding it. From there, you can visit other light displays between downtown and Channelside. For a map of the venues, plus information on the displays, click here.

And be sure to visit our own permanent addition to the lightscape - the new TECO Line Streetcar System station at Whiting and Franklin streets features a color-changing light show titled "Siteliner," created by artist James Woodfill, that you won't want to miss.

Visit the Lights on Tampa website to download
your official free rides coupon.
On Saturday night only, you can travel between all the exhibits onboard the In-Town Trolley Green Line for free from 6 p.m. until 2 a.m.! Just click here to print out the coupon, then show it to the driver when you hop onboard. That's it! The Green Line can connect you to the TECO Line Streetcar System for access to the Channel District or Ybor City.

Taking the Green Line makes parking a breeze, too. You can park in any of the downtown, Channel District or Ybor City garages and catch a ride on the streetcar or trolley to visit all of the exhibits. Just be sure to note, the free ride coupons are valid only on the rubber-wheel In-Town Trolleys. Regular fares on the TECO Line Streetcar System will apply.

To check out the parking options, visit the City of Tampa's parking info here.

For more information on Lights on Tampa, visit the event website, http://www.lightsontampa.org/.

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