Esquimalt Celebration of Lights

The Esquimalt Celebration of Lights became a reality in December 2006. It was the dream of Dino Fiorin to have a Family Event in Esquimalt and began promoting “Light Up Esquimalt”.

Along with partners, Esquimalt Neighbourhood House, Esquimalt Chamber of Commerce, Country Grocer and the Esquimalt Lions Club, the first year was tagged “Xmas in the Town Square”. From that humble beginning, the Celebration of Lights has evolved into a light parade and music event that gathers at the Esquimalt Archie Browning Sports Centre Plaza.

Esquimalt’s Celebration of Lights is a magical event for the whole family. Lights, Music, Food, Santa and it is FREE to the whole community.

Hope to see you all there for the start of the parade at 5 pm on December 8th, 2019 for the parade and at the Arena right after for a visit with Santa, a hot dog from the Lions and singing with your neighbours.

More information on our Celebration of Lights Parade and Carol Sing

Cars, Rods and Rides

To help further promote our great community and raise awareness of our December event we hold a Car Show known as Cars, Rods and Rides on the Saturday of Ribfest – which this year is September 7th, 2019.
In the Archie Browning Sports Centre back Parking Lot located at 1151 Esquimalt Road, Esquimalt
Cars can start registering at 8:00 a.m

There will be all types of vehicles from some fabulous classics to new electric vehicles.

No pre-registration is necessary, but upon arrival, there is a $5 registration fee and we request a donation to the Q’s TLC Fund to support Children in the region over the holidays – a cash donation or a new unwrapped toy is appreciated. Those the donate to the cause are entered for draw prizes.

Each year the public will vote on the Best in Show award and a plaque will be presented.

For more information on our Car Show go to our Car Show Page

To support the fact that both events are free for the community to attend, we do a variety of fundraising each year – this year we will be holding a raffle with fantastic prizes at Pet-a-Palooza August 17 and 18th, 2019 and 50/50 at Ribfest September 6 to 8, 2019

For more information on how you can support these fabulous free events please click here for the Sponsorship page