The Johnstown Area Heritage Association’s programming goal is to be inclusive, meaningful, and fun. We light 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, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Thanksgiving, etc.). We also light for sports events such as the Olympics, Steelers evening games, or sometimes just the season of the year.
We light the bridge for local charity events and nationwide observances, including major health awareness events. These include well-publicized events like Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, World AIDS Day, and Light it Blue for Autism. JAHA recognizes that there are literally hundreds of lesser-known health observances, and accommodate requests to light for these whenever possible.
Please use the form below to make sure we’re aware of the observance or community event that matters to you.
Again, there is no fee for such lightings. But if you love the lights and are able, please consider making a small donation to our campaign to sustain and maintain them. Thank you!
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 will not light for things like:
Please understand that we cannot accept requests for most lightings to honor or memorialize a single individual except as rentals. Memorial lightings for local public figures (such as a first responder who dies in the line of duty) are sometimes arranged.
We reserve the right to refuse any request or rental at our discretion.
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.
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.