Steven Goodman and his six-year-old daughter Avery said they were enjoying the Colwood Christmas Light Up Celebration. Avery sang in the Sangster Elementary Choir. (Shalu Mehta/News Staff)

Colwood Christmas Light Up Celebration draws hundreds to City Hall

Residents enjoyed warm beverages and watched local choirs sing

Christmas carols, hot chocolate and sparkling lights.

The Colwood Christmas Light Up Celebration had it all and hundreds of community members made their way to Colwood City Hall Thursday night to take it all in.

The chilly temperatures didn’t stop local school choirs from singing holiday favourites under the festive lights as proud parents watched in the crowd.

Many took to the hot chocolate and coffee line to grab a drink and warm up while others filled up on hot dogs and fresh baked apple fritters.

Steven Goodman is a Colwood resident who came to the light up celebration to watch his six-year-old daughter, Avery, sing in the Sangster Elementary Choir. The two of them said they were having a good time.

READ MORE: Belmont Christmas concert a seasonal treat

READ MORE: Butchart Gardens invites you to the ‘Magic of Christmas’

Avery said her favourite song to sing was My Christmas Tree.

“She joined choir by herself,” Goodman said about his daughter. “A couple weeks ago she came to us with a sign-up sheet asking if she could come do this and we were like ‘you’re in choir?’”

Robert Horne is a Langford resident who went to the light up ceremony to see his seven-year-old daughter perform in the John Stubbs Memorial Choir. He said she was practicing a lot at home leading up to the performance and said she was excited to sing in the choir.

“It is cool, it’s impressive,” Horne said about the event.

Inside Colwood City Hall were craft activities for kids led by West Shore Parks and Recreation.

The evening was to end off with a special visit from Santa who was to arrive at Colwood City Hall by fire truck.

shalu.mehta@goldstreamgazette.com


Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

 

The Sangster Elementary Choir sings at the Colwood Christmas Light Up Celebration. (Shalu Mehta/News Staff)

Hundreds of residents came to the Colwood Christmas Light Up Celebration on Thursday night to watch local school choirs perform and enjoy treats like hot chocolate and hot dogs. (Shalu Mehta/News Staff)

Just Posted

Victoria resident faces discrimination from BC Transit since transitioning to a wheelchair

Daniel Sands says they are often not allowed on buses, even when there is room

Canada Post carrier seriously injured in Saanich dog attack

The employee was bitten on the hand and arm

North Saanich woman arrested after police pursuit, alleged abduction at elementary school

Two police officers were injured and one police vehicle damaged

Single dad reaches out to Greater Victoria community to help kids celebrate Christmas

A young family was overwhelmed with the warm response from strangers

VIDEO: More air-passenger rights go into effect this weekend

The first set of passenger rights arrived in mid-July in Canada

Swoop airlines adds three destinations in 2020 – Victoria, Kamloops, San Diego

Low-fair subsidiary of WestJet Airlines brings new destinations in April 2020

POLL: Do you have a real or artificial Christmas tree?

The lights are up, holiday shoppers are bustling through the streets and… Continue reading

Navigating ‘fever phobia’: B.C. doctor gives tips on when a sick kid should get to the ER

Any temperature above 38 C is considered a fever, but not all cases warrant a trip to the hospital

Transportation Safety Board finishes work at B.C. plane crash site, investigation continues

Transport Canada provides information bulletin, family of victim releases statement

Wagon wheels can now be any size! B.C. community scraps 52 obsolete bylaws

They include an old bylaw regulating public morals

Suspect steals 150 pairs of cosmetic contacts from Nanaimo party supply store

Incident happened at Pattie’s Party Palace on Rutherford Road on Thursday

Indigenous mother wins $20,000 racial discrimination case against Vancouver police

Vancouver Police Board ordered to pay $20,000 and create Indigenous-sensitivity training

Greater Victoria wanted list for the week of Dec. 10

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers is seeking the public’s help in locating the… Continue reading

Most Read