A popular downtown Victoria display is returning to Centennial Square this year.
The free Lights of Wonder exhibit is opening on Dec. 1, and marks the first time that it will be running every night of the month since the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Downtown Victoria Business Association expects tens of thousands of visitors to check out the display during the holiday season.
This year, the Lights of Wonder includes a new light tunnel, a free photo booth, a pet night and a silent disco.
The event will also host live performers, giveaways, roaming carolers, snacks and drinks, and opportunities to donate to local charities.
On three weekends, there will also be free horse-drawn trolley rides around downtown between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Dec. 1, 2, 8, 9, 15 and 16.
“This year, on behalf of our downtown businesses, we are excited to be offering an expanded Lights of Wonder event for 2023,” said DVBA CEO Jeff Bray in a release Friday.
“A full month of family- and pet-friendly fun with lights and entertainment galore, it is great that Lights of Wonder is now an established part of the region’s holiday experience,” he said. “Visit Lights of Wonder and don’t forget to support local while downtown.”