St. John's Plans Holiday Lights Celebration


The City of St. John’s is encouraging all residents and businesses to light up St. John’s on Thursday, December 3, as the city celebrates the holiday season in a spirit of community togetherness.


Typically at this time of year, the City of St. John’s hosts the annual Festival of Music and Lights with a tree lighting in Bowring Park. Due to COVID-19 precautions, the event - which attracts hundreds of residents - cannot go ahead.


Residents and business owners are asked to join with their neighbours in a countdown and official City lighting at 5:45 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 3. The countdown and lighting will include City parks, buildings and City Hall as well as numerous locations throughout the city, such as:

  • Confederation Building and the Prince Philip Parkway

  • Government House

  • Cabot Tower, Signal Hill National Historic Site

  • MUN Botanical Garden

  • Downtown St. John’s and George Street

“In these challenging times, we all need a little light and celebration,” said Mayor Danny Breen. “Let’s join together as a community of hope and togetherness to make St. John’s shine brightly this holiday season.”

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