City lights | Image: Doug Clement Photography

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, and a new date has been set for the highly anticipated holiday light up event the BC Legislature. 

Two weeks ago, the 37th annual holiday light up at the BC Legislature was postponed due to ongoing protests in the area. 

On the afternoon of November 24th, VicPD announced they anticipated disruptions downtown as protestors planned to march throughout the downtown core. 

As a result, the annual holiday light up was postponed until further notice. VicPD also deployed additional, temporary CCTV cameras to monitor the downtown area as the protests occur.

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Ever since, locals have been eagerly awaiting the announcement of a new date and time to watch the Legislature light up for the holidays. 

It has now been confirmed that on Wednesday, December 8th at 6 p.m., the public is invited to the front lawn of the Parliament Buildings to watch the lighting of the sequoia tree!

There will also be musical performances by the Victoria Children’s Choir and the James Bay Community Chorus as well as seasonal treats. 

37th Annual Christmas Lights Across Canada

  • When: Begins at 6 p.m., Wednesday, December 7th
  • Where: Parliament Buildings, 501 Belleville Street

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