City announces New Years Eve celebrations

The City of Victoria is putting its party hat on for this year’s New Year’s Eve celebration.

  • Nov. 30, 2016 5:00 p.m.

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.




Just Posted

Nurse comes home to ‘dream job’ at Saanich Peninsula Hospital

Jane Fox is the first Aboriginal liaison nurse at the Saanich Peninsula Hospital

Killer clowns and chainsaw-wielding ghouls descend on Central Saanich corn maze

Fright Night takes place at Saanichton Corn Maze Oct 19, 26

Key tag program leads to new respirator at Jubilee Hospital

TB Vets donate 28 life-saving respirators around B.C.

PHOTOS: Thousands show for 40th GoodLife Marathon in downtown Victoria

New records, first-time runners, and stories of resilience

Mother of alleged hit-and-run victim hopes municipalities will work together to improve crosswalk

Young woman injured, dog killed when struck by driver on marked crosswalk at Foul Bay Road

VIDEO: Greater Victoria, here’s the news you missed this weekend

Dog killed in alleged hit and run, Goodlife Marathon takes over city and more

Canadian Snowbirds plane crashes before air show in Atlanta

Pilot lands safely after ejecting from jet

Share crash data, private insurers tell David Eby, ICBC

B.C. monopoly makes drivers retrieve their own records

B.C. VIEWS: Wolf kill, not backcountry bans, saving caribou

B.C.’s largest herds turn the corner from extinction

Pearson nets shootout winner as Canucks clip Flyers 3-2

Vancouver picks up second straight home win

Map on Elections Canada website sends Nanaimo-Ladysmith voters to landfill

Address for polling station correct, but Google Map address differs

BC Children’s Hospital launches 2 new virtual care sites bringing total to 19 across province

Provincial initiative allows pediatric patients to see health specialists through video

‘Wham-bam out the door’: Surrey man’s front yard left ruined by scamming landscaper

Resident warns neighbours to be careful of door-to-door salesmen

Most Read