‘Lights of Wonder’ display opening on Dec. 20 at Victoria’s Centennial Square after delay

'Lights of Wonder' display opening on Dec. 20 at Victoria's Centennial Square after delay
WatchAn example of the light display that will light up Centennial Square this December 20.

The Downtown Victoria Business Association says the city’s first Lights of Wonder display is set to open on Dec. 20 following a delay earlier this month.

The first Lights of Wonder will now be opening on Friday, Dec. 20, 2019, at 4 p.m. It will run daily until Jan. 4, 2020.

In October, the DVBA announced plans to transform Centennial Square into a light village, similar to Enchant Christmas at T-Mobile Park in Seattle. The event was supposed to run from Dec. 13 to Dec. 30.

On Dec. 6, the DVBA said the opening of the holiday wonderland would be delayed, as the installation assembly was complex and the technical team had called for more time on the free outdoor light display.

The Lights of Wonder display was purchased for $500,000 by the DVBA.  The DVBA said in October it was spending about $130,000 in holiday festivities every December and believes the purchase, which will be paid off over five years, is a smart investment that can be used well into the future.

Lights of Wonder is open to all ages and will be accompanied by live entertainment and music. On Dec. 20, the first 300 people to check-in at our information booth will receive a special “random acts of cozy” winter scarf courtesy of the Bay Centre.

The Soup Kitchen will be onsite at the giving booth collecting warm winter socks and monetary donations for those in need.

The PACE Musical Theatre Program will also be performing.




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