City lights | Image: Doug Clement Photography

Unfortunate news to pass on today, as Christmas celebrations at the Parliament have been delayed.

The BC Legislature has announced the cancellation of the holiday light up ceremony set to start at 6 p.m. this evening. 

The free, all-ages event was to feature the lighting of the parliament building and sequoia tree, performances by local choirs and seasonal treats.

Earlier this afternoon, VicPD announced they anticipated disruptions downtown starting at 3 p.m. as protestors planned to march throughout the downtown core. 

As a result, VicPD also deployed additional, temporary CCTV cameras to monitor the downtown area as the protests occur. 

If the event is rescheduled in the future, the BC Legislature will share details to the public as soon as possible.