Parksville’s Christmas Light-up set for Nov. 25

Downtown Business Association to host lighting of sequoia tree at east end of Morison Ave. at 5:30 p.m.

  • Nov. 17, 2016 7:00 p.m.

The Parksville Downtown Business Association (PDBA) will kick off The Season in the City with its second annual “Bright Friday” Christmas light-up at 5:30 p.m. on  Nov. 25 at the east end of Morison Avenue.

At 6 p.m, Mayor Marc Lefebvre will flip the switch to illuminate the giant sequoia tree.  The public is invited to sing carols with the Craig Bay Choristers and enjoy highland tunes with the Arrowsmith Pipe Band. There will be hot chocolate and shortbread courtesy of Coastal Community Credit Union, and gingerbread decorating courtesy of Quality Foods. And then there’s Santa, supported by CIBC.

Motorists are advised that the east end of Morison will be closed to through traffic from 4:30 p.m. until the event ends.

In other PDBA news, “North Pole-apalooza” is back for its third year. Enter between Nov. 23 and Dec. 21 to win a huge Gotta Love Downtown gift basket, brimming with treats and surprises from the 39 participating businesses that have a decorated North Pole on their premises: blossoms ’n such, Blue Door Audio, Bosley’s, Carlson Wagonlit Travel, Cha Cha Java, CIBC, Close to You, Coastal Community Business Centre, Coastal Community Credit Union, Coastal Community Insurance Centre, Dairy Queen, E-Z Vape, Feet Street, Fields, Fireside Books, Foundations Complementary Health Centre, Infinity Gifts, Island Exposures Gallery, Island Ink and Toner, Island Lock, Island Nails & Esthetics, Kiyo Salon and Boutique, Longevity Medical Aesthetics, Marlin Travel, McGorman MacLean CPAs, Mystic Lotus, Natural Synergy Day Spa, Oceanside Stylist and Barber Shoppe, Pacific Brimm Café and Catering, RBC, Sapphire Moon Gallery and Gift, Scotiabank, Shades of Green, Soak Essentials Marketplace, The Beach Club Resort, The Nurture Collective, Timberlake-Jones Engineering, Urban Edge Hair Group Wonder, Transformation and Freedom Source.

Also, the PDBA will again have its 21-foot pop-up Christmas trees of lights on the rooftops of Coastal Community Credit Union, Kit and Kaboodle Trading Company (Morison), Eat Fresh Urban Market, Scotiabank, Life Support, and Parksville Animal Hospital.

— NEWS Staff/PDBA news release

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