Ottawa Olympic Torch Relay meets Parliament Hill Christmas lights!!

by DaniGirl on November 17, 2009 · 8 comments

in Happy holidays, Life in Ottawa, Ottawa Family Fun

How cool is this? According to the NCC’s website, the annual Christmas Lights Across the Capital festival, otherwise known as the lighting of the downtown holiday lights, will this year coincide with the arrival of the Olympic Torch in Ottawa:

On Saturday, December 12, at 7 p.m., the 25th edition of Christmas Lights Across Canada will be launched with an illumination ceremony on Parliament Hill. This year, the celebration is set to coincide with the arrival of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Flame, as the Olympic Torch Relay reaches the heart of Canada’s Capital Region.

This brilliant symbol of Olympic spirit, as well as over 300,000 dazzling lights, will light up the night as Christmas Lights Across Canada kicks off.

The festivities on Parliament Hill will get under way at 5:45 p.m. Residents and visitors, along with dignitaries and special guests, are invited to gather on Parliament Hill to join the celebration for this special moment in the countdown to the 2010 Winter Games.

The evening promises to be a magical one, with fun and entertainment for the whole family. Mark December 12 on your calendar! More details will follow.

Edited to add: Thanks to the NCC, I’ve got more official details on the Parliament Hill Christmas Lights/Olympic Torch Relay in this post.

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1 Allen November 18, 2009 at 4:13 am

Wow, that’s really a very great event and news.

Maybe my nephew has a chance to go and see that, because he is now studying in Montreal.

2 foodiePrints November 18, 2009 at 2:41 pm

RT @DaniGirl So cool! Ottawa Olympic Torch Relay meets Parliament Hill Christmas lights:

3 Don C November 18, 2009 at 3:00 pm

RT @DaniGirl So cool! Ottawa Olympic Torch Relay meets Parliament Hill Christmas lights: (via @foodieprints)

4 betsy schuurman November 18, 2009 at 4:20 pm

I was wondering what the 'surprise' would be! RT @foodiePrints: RT @DaniGirl

5 Mom on the Go November 19, 2009 at 11:35 am

When I heard about this, I asked myself if bringing the family was required. ‘Cause, really, they aren’t going to want to wait for me to set up the tripod and all. ;+)a

6 Anonymous December 8, 2009 at 11:32 am

Found a couple videos you can add to your blog post about this event.

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