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Monday, Nov 15th 2021

2021 Light Up the City!
Nov 15 through Dec 31

Let's Light Up the City, Together!

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We are EXCITED to bring back Light up the City 2021 and optimistic that our BELOVED Santa's Light Parade will be back in Full Festive Force this year! No matter what happens though, we are determined to spread as much Christmas JOY & LIGHT as possible. The Greater Victoria Festival Society is thrilled to once again be hosting a 5-week long "Light up the City" campaign from November 15, 2021 - December 18, 2021. Please note that our Annual Christmas Lighting Competition will be accepting SUBMISSIONS between November 15-December 6, 2021. WINNERS announced December 13, 2021. As ever, Stay Tuned for more details!

Kick Off Christmas In Victoria & Light Up Our City!

The Greater Victoria Festival Society will once again host a 5 week “Light Up The City” campaign beginning November 15 through December 31,2021.

The Greater Victoria Festival Society is also bringing back the Christmas Lighting Contest throughout all 13 municipalities! We will have winners in each ‘core’ municipality and the prizes will be epic! The categories will include homes, apartment/condos, local businesses, community organizations and first nations. Our 2nd Annual Christmas Lighting Competition will be accepting CONTEST SUBMISSIONS between Nov 15 – Dec 6 and winners announced Dec 13, 2021.

We want to “Light Up The City” and bring everyone together to enjoy the glow of Christmas!



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  • Capital City of British Columbia
  • Greater Victoria Population 370K
  • Serves as the metropolitan core for a region of 360,000
  • Incorporated on August 2, 1862
  • Over 3 million visitors annually
  • Average of 2,183 hours of sunshine each year
  • Average rainfall is 66.5 centimetres per year
  • 1,600 signature hanging baskets displayed each summer

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