Oak Bay Village sparkled with Christmas lights, songs, and laughter on Sunday evening at the annual Light Up event, part of the Oak Bay Christmas Festival. Jolly Old Saint Nick himself even made an appearance with Mrs. Claus.
This family friendly event included food truck vendors, activities for children, music from the B.C. Fiddle Orchestra, Christmas carols, and more. It is put on by the Oak Bay Business Improvement Association each year.
The event culminated in the plugging in of the lights at 5 p.m., illuminating the avenue with decorations shortly after sunset. Santa and Mrs. Claus then rolled in on an Oak Bay fire truck. Santa joined the crowd in singing some Christmas tunes.
Lights!!! Oak Bay is shining bright now, just waiting on Santa now 🎅🏻🤶🏻 pic.twitter.com/FF5ncuGRtY— Sophie Heizer (@yrlocaljourno) November 25, 2019
Next week, on Nov. 28, art galleries throughout Oak Bay Village are open for the annual Art on the Avenue Gallery Walk. The public is invited to visit the galleries and walk the avenue to see the lights and decorated shops.
The festival concludes on Dec. 7 with the annual Truck Light Convoy, which heads down Oak Bay Avenue between 6 and 7 p.m.
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