Today is the day! Starlight Investments Lights of Wonder officially begins this afternoon at 4pm. Opening Ceremony begins at 5pm. Come downtown and experience the magic!
Finally, Starlight Investments’ Lights of Wonder is here!
Lights of Wonder is a gift from downtown businesses and event sponsors to Greater Victorians. This big, outdoor, free, all-ages, pet-friendly, and accessible display first arrived downtown in 2019. After a hiatus in 2020, the display returns this afternoon bringing extra holiday cheer downtown.
Wednesday through Sunday, the event will include a myriad of performances from various local community groups. In addition, volunteers will be taking donations at the Giving Booth onsite for different charities. The entertainment and Giving Booth schedule is readily available at lightsofwonder.ca.
This year, Lights of Wonder will host two different food vendors, selling treats and hot chocolate!
On December 31st, Celebrate the New Year downtown! Lights of Wonder will remain lit until midnight so visitors can ring in the New Year amongst the lights!
What is Lights of Wonder?
The Downtown Victoria Business Association and our 1500 members have created something special: an all-ages, all access, December holiday extravaganza. Our holiday programming is back: bigger, brighter, and better than ever.
Lights of Wonder is a positive, magical urban oasis where people of all ages and backgrounds can come together and celebrate the season. Our Lights of Wonder at Centennial Square offers a visual, playful lightscape in the heart of downtown.
Residents and tourists can enjoy Lights of Wonder as many times as they like.
Did we mention that there’s no admission fee to view Lights of Wonder? It’s Downtown Victoria’s BIG gift to the region.
Donations are gratefully accepted by Lights of Wonder Ambassadors with goods and proceeds benefiting downtown Victoria charities.
What are the hours of operation?
Lights of Wonder will be open to the public beginning on December 16th and will run through December 31st. Lights of Wonder is open seven days a week, with hours of operation as follows:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday 4 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Friday and Saturday 4 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Sunday 4 p.m. – 9 p.m.
What is the difference between Light Days and Bright Days?
Light Days take place Monday through Wednesday. During these weekdays, Lights of Wonder will be open and there will be pre-recorded music playing. Our information booth will be open.
Bright Days take place Thursday through Sunday. We anticipate that Bright Days may be busier given that we will have charities receiving donations and live performances.