How to Host Your Own “Light the Lights” Watch Party

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Are you getting excited to watch Variety Theatre’s free virtual production, Light the Lights, airing on your screen at 7 p.m. November 16, 17, 18 and 19, 2020? If you haven’t already, click here to register now!

After you register, it’s time to start planning your very own at-home Light the Lights Watch Party! We have a few tips and ideas to get you started.


Make an Invitation

Are you crafty? Consider making a special invitation for each member of your household! Grab whatever materials you want – construction paper, markers, stamps, etc. – and make something fun. Don’t forget to include the date (November 16, 17, 18 or 19), time (7 p.m.) and location (your living room)!

Get Dressed Up

Encourage everyone in your family to get dressed up like they are going to the theatre to see the show! We’re talking dresses, slacks, ties, top hats – you name it!

Host a Red Carpet

Bust out the fun lights and decorations and set up a “red carpet” in your home. Take pictures of everyone in their beautiful outfits so you don’t forget a minute – and remember to share them on social media and use #LTL2020!

Set Up a Screening Area

You can set up your very own screening so that everyone can enjoy the show together! Instead of simply watching the show on your phone or computer, you can cast it to your TV so that it’s like you’re at the movies. We’ll share instructions on how to cast to a smart TV with those who register in advance here.

Provide Tasty Snacks

Don’t forget the delicious treats! Pop the popcorn and the bubbly grape juice (and whatever else you want to snack on) to feel like you’re really at a premiere. Other ideas include pretzels, nachos, your favorite candy - the list goes on and on!


Have more ideas on how to make your Light the Lights viewing experience even more special? Let us know! And don’t forget to share your pictures with us on social media – we’re on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram – and use #LTL2020. We can’t wait to see what you come up with!

And make sure to register in advance so that you don't miss a minute during your watch party! All those who register will receive event updates, including a link to view the show, straight to their inbox. Want to give to support Variety Theatre's Performing Arts program? You can do so here