Esquimalt Celebration Of Lights

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The First Sunday of December

We start the Christmas Season off with a light parade and Christmas Carol Sing featuring superb local artists.

Join us for a wonderful Esquimalt Community Event

We start the Christmas Season off with a light parade and Christmas Carol Sing featuring superb local artists.

Hot chocolate, coffee, hot dogs and snacks

Our Celebration of Lights is fun for all ages. Santa Claus is present each year and receives guests after the parade.

The Parade

At 5:00 p.m. the parade begins at Canteen Road, proceeds along Esquimalt Road to the Arena where the Celebration of Lights Family Fun continues.

Traffic Advisory

  • Residents and commuters should expect delays and may wish to plan alternate routes from 4:45 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. Please be advised:
  • Esquimalt Road will be closed from 601 Esquimalt Road (Esquimalt & Canteen) to 1151 Esquimalt Road (Archie Browning Sports Centre).
  • Local traffic only will be permitted south-bound on Admirals Road at the Admirals & Colville Road intersection between 4:45 p.m. and 5:45 p.m. A detour will be in effect at this location, directing traffic to Lampson Street.
  • A “left only” exit will be in place leaving the Esquimalt Recreation Centre with traffic being detoured from Fraser Street to Lyall and onto Lampson.
  • Esquimalt Shopping Plaza merchants will be directed to exit the lot through the rear lot of the Archie Browning Sports Centre and are asked to use extreme caution with a high volume of pedestrians in the area.

This Year's Entertainment

Maureen Washington

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Jazz and Blues & the ​Sweet Notes In-Between​
Maureen is accompanied by her band of superb musicians for fun, and entertaining evening of original and traditional Christmas music. Maureen now has nine albums to her credit. Visit Maureen’s Website to learn more about her.

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