Executive Council
December 6, 2017

Media Advisory: Christmas Lights Across Canada Celebration Taking Place Tomorrow

The 31st annual Christmas Lights Across Canada celebration will take place tomorrow (Thursday, December 7), beginning at 6:00 p.m. in St. John’s in the lobby of the Confederation Building, East Block.

The Honourable Dwight Ball, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, will join six-year-old Emma King and family to activate the lights on Confederation Hill. The Honourable Steve Crocker, Minister of Transportation and Works, will serve as Master of Ceremonies. Entertainment will be provided by the Royal Newfoundland Regiment Band and the St. Andrew’s Elementary School Choir. Refreshments will be served after the Christmas lights have been turned on.

The Christmas Lights Across Canada ceremony is an annual event where each province and territory decorates its capital city and holds its own lighting ceremony. At the event, approximately 60,000 LED lights will be lit to illuminate the Confederation Building Christmas tree and other trees along Prince Philip Drive for the holiday season. The initiative contributes to a nationwide effort to symbolically link Canadians together for the holiday season.

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Media contact
Michelle Cannizzaro
Office of the Premier
709-709-729-3960
michellecannizzaro@gov.nl.ca

2017 12 06                              3:50 p.m.