Experience the Magic!

Get into the holiday spirit with family and friends. Mark your calendars for Greater Victoria’s largest, FREE outdoor light display.

December 15 – 31, 2022

Downtown Victoria is transforming the square into a holiday wonderland. This outdoor event features themed light exhibits, four interactive light tunnels, and a 40-foot festive tree. With free admission and for all ages, Lights of Wonder offers live entertainment, warm nibbles, and magical light displays.

Plan your visit

Everyone is welcome to come down and enjoy our magical holiday wonderland and take a selfie or two under our canopy of lights.

Hours of Operation

Sunday – Thursday: 4 pm – 9 pm
Friday and Saturday: 4 pm – 10 pm

Thank you to our ENTERTAINMENT sponsor:

DEC 15

Giving Booth
The Soup Kitchen

Entertainment
5 pm: Speeches
5:30 pm: Songhees Nation Dancers

6:30 pm: Vinyl Wave

Activation

Opening Night!

5 – 8 pm: Mr Photo Experience’s 360-degree camera

DEC 16

Giving Booth
The Soup Kitchen

Entertainment
4 – 5 pm: Silent Disco 

5:30 – 6 pm: A-Zink Dance
6:30 – 8:30 pm: Cookeilidh

Activation

4 – 5 pm: Silent Disco

5 – 8 pm: Mr Photo Experience’s 360-degree camera

DEC 17

Giving Booth
The Soup Kitchen

Entertainment
6:30 – 8:30 pm: Nick LaRivere and the Best Laid Plans

Activation
5:30 – 5:45 pm: Chinese Lion Dancing – Wong Sheung Kung Fu Club

5 – 8 pm: Mr Photo Experience’s 360-degree camera

DEC 18

Giving Booth
BC Children’s Hospital Foundation

Entertainment
5:30 – 7 pm: Linden Singers
7:30 – 8 pm: Passion and Performance Arts Inc.

Activation
5 – 7 pm: JJ Entertainers Baloon Art

DEC 19

Giving Booth
Women in Need

Entertainment
5:30 – 6 pm: Asmira Dance
6:30 – 8 pm: Jaimey Hamilton

Activation
4:30 pm-4:45 pm: Veselka Dancers

DEC 20

Giving Booth
Women in Need

Entertainment
6 – 7:30 pm: Soul 62 Band

Activation
5 – 6 pm: Carollers

DEC 21

Giving Booth
Women in Need

Entertainment
5:30 – 6 pm: Triple Threat Performers
6:30 – 8 pm: Morien Jones Duo/Trio

Activation
N/A

DEC 22

Giving Booth
St John the Divine Food Bank

Entertainment
5 – 6 pm: Menorah Lighting

Activation
N/A

DEC 23

Giving Booth
Our Place

Entertainment
6:30 – 8:30 pm: Chris Millington Quartet

Activation

5 – 7 pm: Father and Mother Christmas

5 – 8 pm: Ugly Sweater Contest

5 – 8 pm: Mr Photo Experience’s 360-degree camera

DEC 24

Giving Booth
Big Brothers Big Sisters

Entertainment
5:30 – 7 pm: The Festival Brass

Activation

N/A

DEC 25

Giving Booth
N/A

Entertainment
N/A

Activation
N/A

DEC 26

Giving Booth
Friends of Music Society

Entertainment
5 – 5:30 pm: The Ukulelians – Friends of Music Society

6 – 7:30 pm: The Islander Hot Club

Activation
N/A

DEC 27

Giving Booth
Friends of Music Society

Entertainment
5:30 – 6 pm: Edelweiss Dancers

6:30 – 8 pm: Peter McMaster

Activation
5 – 7 pm: JJ Entertainers Baloon Art

DEC 28

Giving Booth
Friends of Music Society

Entertainment

5 – 5:30 pm: Recovery Rock Band – Friends of Music Society

6 – 7:30 pm: Jaya Bremer Quintet

DEC 29

Giving Booth
TBD

Entertainment
6:30 – 8 pm: An & Ben

Activation

5 pm: Irish Flashmob

DEC 30

Giving Booth
TBD

Entertainment
5:30 – 6 pm: Kaleidoscope Theatre
6:30 – 8 pm: Vinyl Wave

Activation
5 – 8 pm: Mr Photo Experience’s 360-degree camera

DEC 31

Giving Booth
TBD

Entertainment
5 pm: Speeches on Stage + Blessing

6 – 8 pm: Capital City Syncopators

9 – 10:30 pm: West Coast Soul Collective

Activation

5 – 8 pm: Mr Photo Experience’s 360-degree camera

9 pm: Early New Year’s Countdown (for families)

11:59 pm: New Year’s Countdown

SPARKLE AND GLOW NEW YEAR’S PARTY! Wear your sparkliest outfits, bring glow sticks, and let’s celebrate the end of 2022 and the start of 2023!

Interested in Volunteering?

We’re looking for 100+ volunteers aged 16 and up who want to meet new people, give back to the downtown Victoria community, and support our Lights of Wonder Giving Booth for local charities. Application deadline is December 10, 2022.

FIND OUT MORE

Our Sponsors

Thank you to our generous sponsors and media partners. It is only with these organizations’ support that Lights of Wonder 2022 is possible.

PRESENTING SPONSOR

Starlight Investments Ltd

GOLD SPONSOR

COMMUNITY SPONSORS

Questions?

info@downtownvictoria.ca

250-386-2238

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