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PHOTOS: Prince George welcomes Christmas with the 26th annual Civic Light Up

It's beginning to look at lot like Christmas

The Christmas season has officially arrived in Prince George. 

On Sunday night (Nov. 24), the community gathered by the hundreds in Canada Games Plaza to take in entertainment, music, dancing, activities, holiday treats, crafts, a visit with Santa and the lighting of the Tree of Lights on top of the Coast Hotel

The 60-ft. tree was lit up with over 100 strings of lights for the kick-off event, but will now be turned off and only lit up when donations come in.

Donations go to the United Way of Northern BC (UWNBC) and you can light up a bulb for $5 or make a larger donation and turn on as many as you wish. 

Donations can be made at the UWNBC office on the fifth floor of the Prince George Native Friendship Centre, the front desk at the Coast Inn of the North hotel in downtown Prince George or online

Civic Light Up attendees also popped into the Civic Centre for the Festival of Trees to warm up and view this year's trees and events. 

After the fun and entertainment, the whole thing was capped off with a few words from Mayor Lyn Hall and a spectacular fireworks display. 


Hanna Petersen

About the Author: Hanna Petersen

Born and raised in Prince George, Hanna Petersen is a graduate of UNBC. She then abandoned her hometown for the East Coast, graduating with a bachelor of journalism from the University of King's College in the process.
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