Throughout the month of December, our residents and visitors are invited to tour the city to view the many spectacular light displays that local homeowners and businesses have developed. Our program includes up to three nights where people can join us for scheduled tours of the city where we will take people past the many places registered for our program and even those that haven't done so. Folks are encouraged to tour on their own as well. At any point in December people can log in to our website on the Light Up Registration page and vote for their favourites under the residential and business categories. At the end of December or certainly, by early January we will tabulate the votes and determine the who the winners are. Those winners will then receive a gift card from either West Coast Home Hardware or Canadian Tire. First place in each category (Business/Residence) will receive a $100.00 gift card, 2nd place receive a $75.00 card and 3rd place receive a $50.00 gift card.
Schedule of tours for 2018 are:
- December 9th leaving from Harbour Quay around 8:00 pm following the Fireworks
- December 16th 6:00 pm leaving from Naesgaards
- December 16th 7:30 pm leaving from Naesgaards
- December 16th 9:00 pm leaving from Naesgaards
- December 23rd 6:00 pm leaving from Naesgaards
- December 23rd 7:30 pm leaving from Naesgaards
- December 23rd 9:00 pm leaving from Naesgaards
TO REGISTER YOUR HOME OR BUSINESS FOR THE CONTEST, TO SEE THE CURRENT UP TO DATE LIST OF REGISTERED HOMES/BUSINESSES (WITH A MAP) AND TO VOTE FOR YOUR FAVOURITES PLEASE VISIT THIS SITE
Please note that Naesgaard's will be OPEN for business on Sunday night, December 16th and Sunday night, December 23rd. We thank them for this gesture
Some of the pictures included on this page were taken at Light Up Participant - Naesgaard's in 2017. Once again they've outdone themselves with their Christmas Displays. It is a MUST VISIT this season as per usual.
We encourage people to Shop Local to develop to develop their light up designs and of course support those two businesses who are helping us with this program. We also recognize the support of Alberni Island Shuttle who operate the wonderful buses used for the tours.
Photo's courtesy of Darran Chaisson Photography