Transportation and Works
December 5, 2018

Media Advisory: Christmas Lights Across Canada Celebration

The 32nd annual Christmas Lights Across Canada celebration will take place tomorrow (Thursday, December 6), beginning at 6:00 p.m. in St. John’s in the lobby of the Confederation Building, East Block.

The Honourable Siobhan Coady, Minister of Natural Resources, and the Honourable Bernard Davis, Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Labour, will join five-year old Natalia Williams and her family to activate the lights on Confederation Hill. Entertainment will be provided by the Royal Newfoundland Regiment Band and the Octagon Pond Elementary School Choir. Refreshments will be served after the Christmas lights have been switched on.

The Christmas Lights Across Canada celebration 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 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
Rod Drover
Transportation and Works
709-729-1758, 730-4607
rodneycdrover@gov.nl.ca

2018 12 05                              10:40 a.m.