Each participant plays a specific pre-downloaded track to create a layered, beautiful sound that emanates throughout the city streets. Parade goers are encouraged to download the musical tracks to play from their phone or iPod and bring a handheld speaker to amplify the sound. There are four different tracks to select. Music can be downloaded from here.
UNSILENT NIGHT begins at THE PLOT on the corner of Olney Road and Granby Street. People will start gathering at 5:00 pm and at 5:45 pm walk a route through Downtown and the NEON District to end up back at THE PLOT.
Phil Kline created UNSILENT NIGHT in 1992, and it has grown into a worldwide annual holiday event that has been held in over 95 cities and on four continents. The first event ended up being such a hit that it quickly spread to other cities throughout North America and beyond. UNSILENT NIGHT has happened in more than 100 cities, spanning five continents.
Work | Release will hold a holiday after party until 9 pm with hot cocoa and treats. The event is hosted by Downtown Norfolk Council, the Governor’s School for the Arts, Virginia Arts Festival, WHRO and Work | Release.
For a full calendar of events during Holidays in the City, visit here.
Downtown Norfolk Council is a private, not-for-profit membership organization comprised of businesses and individuals working toward a dynamic, attractive and prosperous Downtown. DNC also manages the Downtown Norfolk Improvement District, a 48-block special services district with enhanced services that keep Downtown friendly, safe and spotless. Connect with Downtown Norfolk on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram or visit DowntownNorfolk.org.