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Lights Across Canada

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The City of Yellowknife is celebrating Christmas Lights Across Canada at City Hall on Wednesday, December 4th. This annual free public event includes carols sung by the Mildred Hall School choir beginning at 4:45 p.m. on the steps of City Hall.  At approximately 5:00 p.m., Mayor Alty will signal for all of the lights surrounding City Hall and the Somba K’e Civic Plaza to be turned on, including the large majestic Christmas tree in the center of the amphitheater.

Similar celebrations are held on the same evening in capital cities across Canada as part of a national event coordinated by Canadian Heritage. The Yellowknife celebration will proceed to the Legislative Assembly where the festivities continue indoors.

Date and Time:

Wednesday, December 4, 2019 04:45 PM - 05:00 PM
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Dave Zethof - Special Events Coordinator






Hours of Operation

Winter Hours effective following the Labour Day Weekend
until prior to the Victoria Day Weekend (September to May)
Monday to Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: Closed

Summer Hours effective following the Victoria Day Weekend
until prior to the Labour Day Weekend (May to September)
Monday to Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: Closed

Mailing Address & Phone Numbers

Yellowknife City Hall
4807 - 52 Street, P.O. Box 580, Yellowknife, NT X1A 2N4

Switchboard - (867) 920-5600
Mayor/City Administrator - (867) 920-5634
Booking Clerk - (867) 669-3457
Municipal Enforcement (MED) - (867) 920-5630
After Hours (MED) - (867) 920-2737
After Hours (Public Works) - (867) 920-5699