• By: Kat Walcott

Parliament Hill Shines Bright for 32nd Annual Christmas Lights Across Canada Event

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Images by Andre Gagne.

As part of the annual Christmas Lights Across Canada event, that runs in all the capital cities across the country from December to January, Parliament Hill is hosting a stunning projection light show that you don’t want to miss. 

The 15-minute long show consists of moving images projected onto the Peace Tower and surrounding centre block of the Parliament Building accompanied by beautiful orchestral music. The show follows the adventure of three friends, Grizzli, Fox and Snowman, travelling their way through gorgeous, colourful landscapes while they follow the light. 


Parliament’s beautiful architecture and shape serves as the perfect backdrop to tell this inspiring story which incorporates different colours, patterns and rich Canadian imagery such as references to First Nations folklore, northern wilderness and wildlife. 

hill-light-5-of-7wFamilies were out by the dozen during the first weekend of the show, forgetting about the nippy weather while their hearts got warmed by the vivid images and exciting music of the story.

This event is a treat for those both young and old and something you’ll surely want to take is as part of your holiday celebrations!

The show, which runs until December 25, is presented nightly starting at 5:30 pm and loops continuously until 11 pm.