Early ideas of some of the elements which could be incorporated in the upcoming Lights of Wonder holiday light village. (File contributed/ DVBA)

Delayed downtown Victoria holiday Lights of Wonder back on track

Display set to kick off on Dec. 20

The first Lights of Wonder Christmas village is back on track.

The dazzling light show and market was originally set to open on Dec. 13 until Dec. 30, but on Dec. 6 the Downtown Victoria Business Association (DVBA), which bought the display for $500,000, said technical difficulties were causing delays.

ALSO READ: Massive holiday light village coming to downtown Victoria

On Thursday the DVBA announced the Lights of Wonder will officially open on Dec. 20, with an extended period to run until Jan. 4.

“Lights of Wonder at Centennial Square is an unprecedented event for Downtown Victoria. In previous years, the DVBA animated the square with a ferris wheel and skating rink,” said Jeff Bray, executive director of the Downtown Victoria Business Association. “Lights of Wonder is technically complex and the technical team needed more time to bring the event to life. The project manager and technical team will put the lessons learned from this initial year to good use. Lights of Wonder will continue to grow and evolve and bring joy to Greater Victoria residents and visitors for many years to come.”

READ MORE: Technical difficulties delay Victoria’s $500,000 Christmas light village

The free family event will include more than 100,000 lights, live entertainment, food, merchants and more.

Events kick off on Friday Dec. 20 at 4 p.m.

For more information visit lightsofwonder.ca

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