Richmond turns on 250,000 lights for Christmas

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Christmas has arrived in Richmond as the city glows with 250,000 holiday lights.

On Tuesday night, 11 locations around Richmond turned on hundreds of thousands of lights to begin the holiday season. All lights will turn on everyday at 4:30 p.m. and stay on until 8 a.m.

If you’re out and about in Richmond, stop by any of these locations to catch a glimpse at the special holiday tradition:

  • 3,698 strings in the City Centre
  • 8 illuminated deer in the City Centre
  • 15 illuminated globes on the heritage tree in the north west City Hall parking lot
  • 231 strings at Britannia Heritage Shipyards, National Historic Site
  • 28 strings in fishing nets along Moncton Street, from Seventh Avenue to No. 1 Road
  • 15 strings at Steveston Museum and Visitor Centre
  • 253 strings at Steveston Park and the Steveston Interurban Tram Building
  • 100 strings on the tin shed in front of the Gulf of Georgia Cannery, located at Moncton Street and Third Avenue
  • 30 strings at the Works Yard
  • 19 snowfall icicle displays hanging near the Cultural Centre plaza
  • Animated 8’ tall street pole fixtures: 32 along No. 3 Road north of Granville Avenue to Firbridge Way and four along Granville Avenue between No. 3 Road and Minoru Boulevard

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