Join other residents and businesses to light up St. John’s as we celebrate the holiday season in a spirit of community togetherness.

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

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. In its place, we are coordinating a city-wide celebration: Holiday Lights St. John’s.

“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.”

The countdown and lighting will be broadcast live on NTV/ OZFM and we encourage everyone to post photos or videos of their personal countdown and lighting and tag the City of St. John’s on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Start Date

Dec 03, 2020 - 17:45

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