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Mayor’s Tree Lighting Ceremony slated for Dec. 1

In another kick-off to the Christmas season, Mayor Paul Lefebvre is joining members of city council for a brief tree lighting ceremony at 6 p.m. on Dec. 1
The “Merry and Bright” artificial tree outside of Tom Davies Square is seen lit last year.

Mayor Paul Lefebvre is joining city council by hosting a tree-lighting ceremony in the courtyard of Tom Davies Square at 6 p.m. on Dec. 1.

The event will be accompanied by performances and complementary hot chocolate and treats.

GOVA Transit will offer free transportation to those wanting to take part in the event, a city media release noted, encouraging riders to let bus operators know they’ll be attending the ceremony and they’ll be let on for free.

The “Merry and Bright” tree will be lit from Dec. 1 until the week after Orthodox Christmas.

The tree is an artificial spruce standing 26 feet tall and 12 feet in diameter. It is lit with 1,325 high-efficiency warm white LED bulbs which accomplish 80 per cent energy savings compared to traditional incandescent bulbs.

Click here for a story and photos from last year’s event.



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