OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Dec. 6, 2016) - The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage, will officially launch the 32nd edition of Christmas Lights Across Canada on Wednesday.

In addition to the illumination of hundreds of thousands of multicoloured lights along Confederation Boulevard, the annual ceremony will feature excerpts from the musical show Décembre, a pyrotechnics show as well as a projection of the winter lightscapes show. The evening's festivities will also be broadcast live on Facebook for Canadians across the country who are unable to attend the illumination ceremony.

Please note that all details are subject to change. All times are local.

The details are as follows:

Wednesday, December 7, 2016
7:00 p.m.
Parliament Hill
Wellington Street
Ottawa, Ontario
  • Media will have access to an area with risers on the central walk in front of the stage; it is accessible from the east driveway.
  • An audio feed will be available to media at that location.

NOTE: parking is available on the lower west driveway for live broadcast vehicles only.

An RSVP for live broadcast vehicles must be sent by 10 a.m. on Wednesday, December 7 to Members of the media are asked to provide the driver's name and cellular phone number, and the licence plate number.

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Contact Information:

Pierre-Olivier Herbert
Press Secretary
Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage

Media Relations
Canadian Heritage