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Venue: Westhills Community (Belmont Secondary School)

Time: 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

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Admission: Free and open to the public!

Light Up the Hills Lantern Festival 2018

The Hills are alive with art, light, and music! Join us on Saturday, September 22, 2018 from 7:30 - 9:30 PM in the Westhills community in Langford, B.C. for the third annual Light Up the Hills Festival!

Light Up the Hills is a family-friendly outdoor festival of light presented by the West Shore Arts Council and Westhills. Held after dark, the festival features illuminated artworks that will create a spectacular glowing effect throughout the community. Event participants will walk along a designated path, passing by various performances and artworks, using hand-made lanterns to guide their way. This community-focused event aims to showcase the creativity of local artists, musicians, and performers!

Parking will be available at Belmont Secondary School and at the Westhills YMCA. For those with small children or mobility issues, a trolley service will be circulating from Belmont to the YMCA, and past Westhills Park.


Art Installations:

  • The Phoenix Rainbow by the Phoenix Rainbow Project - Sponsored by Peninsula Co-op!
  • Luminous Grove by Joshua Schmidt (Luminous Forest Project)
  • Aurora by Limbic Media
  • Love Begets Love by Gabrielle Odowichuk and Marie Specht
  • Illuminus 2.0 by Cam Bremner and Chris Lamb (C&C Lightworks)


  • Aerial circus artists Kaelyn Schmitt and Sarah Scheunhage - Sponsored by Telus!
  • Kaleidoscope Theatre for Young People
  • The Quicksbottom Morris dancers.
  • Maple Leaf School of Russian Ballet.
  • Victoria Conservatory of Music
  • June & July band
  • Allison Marshall, harpist

There will be three lantern-making workshops in the lead-up to the festival:

  • Sat, Sept. 15 - Victoria Conservatory of Music at Westhills (210 – 1314 Lakepoint Way, Langford, BC, V9B 0L9 - in the new YM/YWCA Complex). Drop-in from 3:00 - 6:00 PM. Pay the $5 registration fee at the door or online:
  • Tues, Sept. 18 - Centennial Centre (2805 Carlow Rd, Langford, BC, V9B 4A6). Drop-in from 3:00 - 6:00 PM. Pay the $5 registration fee at the door or online:
  • Thurs, Sept. 20 - Coast Collective Art Centre (103-318 Wale Road, Colwood, BC V9B 0J8). This is an intermediate to advanced lantern-making workshop from 4:30 - 7:30 PM that has limited registration. Register online only ($15 registration fee):

Westhills Community (Belmont Secondary School)

3041 Langford Lake Rd

Langford, BC V9B 0L9

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