Uptown worker Brad Aschenbrenner scales the 54-foot-tall Christmas tree in Saanich's Uptown plaza as he attaches the extension cord to the frame. The tree will be lit during the annual Christmas celebration November 16

Scaling new heights for Christmas

Uptown celebrates its first annual tree lighting festival on Saturday, complete with real snow

Uptown worker Brad Aschenbrenner scales the 54-foot-tall Christmas tree in Saanich’s Uptown plaza as he attaches the extension cord to the frame.

The fully decorated tree will be lit at Uptown’s inaugural Christmas tree lighting celebration on Saturday, Nov. 16, from 5 from 7 p.m.

Uptown said it is bringing in real snow for to create a winter wonderland and for guests to play in. See shopuptown.ca.

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