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Join Victoria Buzz at the official launch of Lights of Wonder this Thursday

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The holiday season is about to get a little more merry and a lot more bright—Lights of Wonder is returning to downtown Victoria this week!

Victoria’s largest free outdoor light display will illuminate Centennial Square this Thursday, December 15th—and we’ll be on site to celebrate the official kick-off with you.

The switch will be flipped at 4 p.m., and Victoria Buzz will be there from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.—make sure you stop by our tent and say hi for your chance to ‘spin to win’—we’re giving away thousands of dollars in Bay Centre gift cards and prizes from downtown Victoria businesses!

During the evening, you can enjoy a performance by Songhees Nation Dancers along with Vinyl Wave.

There will also be Mr. Photo Experience’s 360-degree camera on-site, as well as Martha’s Delectables!

The light installation brought over 75,000 people to Victoria’s epicentre in its first year.

After missing a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the festive event returned last year, transforming Centennial Square into a holiday wonderland.

The spectacle features four interactive light tunnels, a 40-foot festive tree, and other themed light displays.

From December 15th until December 31st, the free, accessible, and all-ages outdoor light display will welcome guests to experience a variety of activities and entertainment each day.

This year, Lights of Wonder will also include nightly performances every night except for on Christmas Day.

You can find a schedule of events for each night online via the Downtown Victoria Business Association.

The Lights of Wonder display kicks off at 4 p.m. daily, and runs nightly until December 31st—including on Christmas and New Year’s Eve!

Lights of Wonder Opening Night

  • Where: Lights of Wonder, 1 Centennial Square
  • When:
    • Thursday, December 15th – 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.
    • Victoria Buzz will be on site 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Open daily December 15th to December 31st
    • 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays
    • 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays
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