34th Christmas Lights Across Canada starts from Coast to Coast
Dec. 6, 2018
Global Korean Post
Marking the start of the 34th annual Christmas Lights Across Canada, capital cities across the country start to be illuminated.
Canada’s Capital Region will be illuminated from December 5, 2018 to January 7, 2019.
On December 31 only, the multimedia show will run until 11:59 p.m. At the stroke of midnight, a short pyrotechnics display will ring in the New Year.
The Christmas Lights Across Canada illumination ceremony started at 7 p.m. on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, in the presence of the Pablo Rodriguez, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Multiculturalism.
Hundreds of thousands of lights will shine brightly in the heart of Canada’s Capital Region.
The evening featured musical performances by Ariane Moffatt and Josée Bourgeois, as well as a projection of the magical Winter Lightscapes multimedia show on the Centre Block of the Parliament Buildings, and a colourful pyrotechnics show.
Several capital cities in other parts of the country are also celebrating Christmas Lights Across Canada:
- In Yellowknife, the Legislative Assembly of the Northwest Territories will switch on more than 20,000 lights.
- Edmonton, Winnipeg, Toronto, Québec, Fredericton, Charlottetown and Halifax have already turned on their Christmas lights and are well into the holiday spirit.
- The Christmas Lights Across Canada celebrations will continue tomorrow, December 6, with ceremonies in Victoria, Regina, Iqaluit and St. John’s.
Whitehorse will round out the festivities on December 8 with an illumination ceremony on Main Street featuring the lighting of a 15-metre Christmas tree.