The City of Yellowknife took part in a country-wide celebration on Thursday night to help bring the holiday spirit to the city.
Over a hundred city locals gathered at the Somba K’e Civic Plaza for the Winter Lights Across Canada event. The event was introduced in 1985 to highlight sites along Confederation Boulevard in Canada’s Capital Region. Since then, thousands of dazzling lights showcase Parliament Hill, national museums, embassies, and other significant sites across the country.
In Yellowknife, a large Christmas tree was set up at the Somba K’e amphitheatre, and colourful lights were strung across many of the trees across the plaza. After the lights were switched on at 4:45pm, residents were invited to the Legislative Assembly building to enjoy hot beverages with their friends and family.