Bayfront Festival Park will be a great place to be in Duluth on Wednesday, December 26th at the annual "Warmer by the Lake" celebration brought to you by City of Duluth Parks and Recreation.

“Warmer by the Lake” will mark the last day to enjoy the Bentleyville Tour of Lights, so pack up the kids, grab your skates and head on down to Bayfront for a fun-filled afternoon of winter activities and a spectacular fireworks display closing Bentleyville 2012.

There will be ice skating, marshmallow roasting, and live entertainment. Everyone will enjoy free hot chocolate and cookies as you warm up by the large bonfire. Admission and parking are free.

Warmer by the Lake starts at 2:00 PM

Bentleyville Tour of Lights opens at 5:00 PM

Spectacular Fireworks Display at 6:30 PM

All FREE!

City of Duluth Parks and Recreation seeks 10-12 volunteers to assist with various projects during the celebration. Volunteers will help visitors roast marshmallows, hand-out hot chocolate and cookies, and assist skaters in the warming house.

Volunteers are needed from 1:45PM to 5:00PM. Shifts are available from 1:45-3:45PM and 3-5PM. This opportunity is available to individuals who are in high school or older. Families are also invited to volunteer together for this event.

Register to volunteer with Cheryl Skafte, Volunteer Coordinator, City of Duluth, at cskafte@duluthmn.gov or 218-730-4334.

(from the City of Duluth)