The City of Victoria is putting its party hat on for this year’s New Year’s Eve celebration.
The Spirit of 150 Victoria — First Night event is a family-friendly, multi-cultural event, featuring festive lighting displays, live performances, local food vendors and fireworks to launch the celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday next year.
The event will kick off with a First Nations welcome ceremony and a performance by the Lekwungen dancers and the Esquimalt Singers on the main stage, which fronts Government Street from the corner of Belleville and Government streets, between the Royal B.C. Museum and legislature.
Headlining the celebrations will be Vancouver-based Dear Rouge. Singer Alex Cuba, the Vic High R&B Performance Band, The Midnights and others will also hit the stage.
The Spirit of 150 Victoria — First Night takes place in the Inner Harbour on Saturday, Dec. 31 from 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Fireworks will begin at 9 p.m.