Coming up in early December, the City of Yellowknife will be taking part in a special holiday event alongside many other communities across Canada.
The event is known as “Winter Lights Across Canada.” It is an annual event “celebrating winter in Canada” which highlights festive decorative sites along Confederation Boulevard in Canada’s capital region, as well as various monuments and sites across provincial and territorial capitals across Canada. The month-long event begins in early December and ends in early January of the following calendar year.
The event was first established by the National Capital Commission in 1985 under its original name of Christmas Lights Across Canada, and was designed to highlight landmarks and sites including Parliament Hill, national museums, monuments, embassies and other prominent institutions.
Yellowknife’s event will take place on Thursday, December 7th at the Somba K’e amphitheater. Residents are invited to watch as the dazzling display of lights illuminate the park for the first time this season. Festivities continue at the Legislative Assembly with light refreshments and entertainment.