The Johnstown Area Heritage Association lights the bridge for major religious and secular holidays (such as Christmas, Easter, Yom Kippur, Hanukkah, Rosh Hashanah, Halloween, Valentine’s Day, Memorial Day, July 4, Thanksgiving, etc.). We also light the bridge for local charity events and nationwide observances, including health awareness events. These include well-publicized events like Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, World AIDS Day, Pride Month, Light it Blue for Autism, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, the Olympics, and so on. Our programming goal is to be inclusive, meaningful, and fun.
JAHA recognizes that there are literally hundreds of lesser-known observances. We welcome suggestions of lesser-known lighting occasions that are important to members of the community, and accommodate when we can. Use the form below to make sure we’re aware of the observance that matters to you.
The lights are also available for rent for private events such as:
Multiple color combinations, animations, and effects are possible. The fee for this service is $100 per evening, with additional evenings for $50.
Requests and rentals should be made at least a week in advance, but a month in advance is preferred.
As a matter of policy, the Johnstown Area Heritage Association does not accept lighting requests or rentals that have political overtones. We have not and would not light for things like:
Memorial lightings for local public figures (such as a first responder who dies in the line of duty) are sometimes arranged, but please understand that we cannot accept requests for most memorial lightings except as rentals.
We reserve the right to refuse any request or rental at our discretion.
Please use the form below to inquire, including the following information:
For a community event or observance:
For a rental:
Please note that JAHA reserves the right to refuse rental requests as well as suggestions for community events/observances due to conflicts or any other reason at our discretion.