Christmas is just around the corner and one of the great events, fast becoming a Vancouver tradition is the annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony. This year marks the fifth annual Vancouver Tree Lighting event. Note, the location has been changed due to Occupy Vancouver’s protest. Normally, the lighting ceremony is held at the Vancouver Art Gallery, a more central, prominent location. However, this year it will be held at the Jack Poole Plaza at the Convention Centre on Friday, December 9, 2011.
This is the largest tree lighting ceremony in Western Canada, with a 50-foot Rockefeller-style Christmas tree that illuminates the dreary winter nights.
The ceremony will include performances by The Vancouver’s Children’s Choir and also special guest appearances by the BC Lions, The Felines and Rock 101’s Bro Jake from Rock.
What: Vancouver Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony 2011
Where: Jack Poole Plaza (Next to the new convention centre, where the Olympic Cauldron is)
When: December 9th, 2011. Festivities start around 5:30 pm.
Also check out: 2011 Vancouver Christmas Market
Photo courtesy Tripleman via Flickr