‘Lights of Wonder’ not set to open on time in Victoria’s Centennial Square, DVBA says

'Lights of Wonder' not set to open on time in Victoria's Centennial Square, DVBA says
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'Enchant Christmas' in Seattle, the inspiration for 'Lights of Wonder' this year at Centennial Square in Victoria.

The lights won’t be turned on at the scheduled date for a holiday wonderland in Victoria’s Centennial Square.

The Downtown Victoria Business Association (DVBA) says opening the ‘Lights of Wonder’ display will not be ready for Dec. 13, which was the original plan.

The DVBA said Friday in a release that the installation assembly is complex and the technical team has called for more time on the free outdoor light display. The date for the opening is now uncertain.

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.

The Lights of Wonder was purchased for $500,000 by the DVBA.

The association says its project manager is working with the lighting vendor and installation partners to have everything in order before Lights of Wonder opens.

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.


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