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Event Details

Dates: November 28, 2019

Venue: Fairmont Empress

Time: 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Location: Map

Admission: Free

Christmas at the Empress Community Lights Ceremony | Light Up the Castle

On Thursday, November 28, join Fairmont Empress as we light up Canada’s Castle on the Coast. We are excited to announce that we have brought back our massive holiday tree in the Reception Lobby – 16 feet of festive splendor that will be installed in the centre of the lobby, decorated in stunning lights and holiday decor and will reach high up into the lobby and become one with the spectacular Twill Flowers sculptured chandelier that has hung elegantly above the Reception Lobby since the hotel’s grand restoration that completed in June 2017.

Activities will include:

  • The lighting of the Empress Tree in the Reception Lobby.
  • The lighting of the exterior and grounds of the Empress Hotel.
  • Enjoy hot chocolate and cookies on the veranda served by Mrs. Claus and the Empress team.
  • Stroll through the Empress, see all the festive décor (approximately 7500 ornaments this year!) and be one of the first to see the 2019 Gingerbread Holiday display on the hotel’s Upper Lobby. This festive sweet creation will be fashioned after Dallas Road at Christmas.
  • CFAX Radio and CTV TV personalities and CFAX Santa Bear mascot will be on hand to collect toys for Santa’s Anonymous – ensuring every child in our community has a Merry Christmas.
  • Santa and Mrs. Claus will make an appearance, in good company with Winston, the Empress canine ambassador.
  • Enter to win a 2-night Holiday Magic dream family experience at Canada’s Castle on the Coast and many other prizes including Festive Tea at the Empress, Weekend Brunch and Sunday Roast for two.

Join Indu Brar, Empress General Manager, CTV and Santa Claus as we ring in this magical season with the lighting of the Empress Tree. Then head outside and watch as we light up the castle. Later, take a walk through Fairmont Empress and be one of the first to see the 2019 Gingerbread Holiday Village display handcrafted by the Empress Pastry team. Mrs. Claus and the Empress holiday team will be serving hot chocolate and Christmas cookies on the veranda, while the CFAX Santa Bear will be collecting toys for Santa’s Anonymous.

Fairmont Empress

721 Government Street

Victoria, BC V8W 1W5

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