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2016-11-14 - Wintertide Opening Ceremony and Tree Lighting

The City of Charlottetown’s Wintertide Holiday Festival kicks off this week with the annual Wintertide Opening Ceremony and Tree Lighting on Friday, November 18.

The event begins at 6:15 p.m. at Province House (Grafton Street side) where free candles will be distributed for the Candlelight Walk to Confederation Centre Upper Plaza. The Christmas tree illumination will take place on the Upper Plaza at 6:30 p.m. Special guests include Father Christmas and the Confederation Centre Youth Choir.
 
To make this event possible, there will be a section of Grafton Street closed to vehicles on November 18. From 6 a.m. until 7 p.m., there will be no parking on Grafton Street between Queen Street and Great George Street. From 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. (or until the conclusion of the event), Grafton Street will be closed to vehicular traffic between Queen and Great George streets.

The annual Wintertide Holiday Festival is a collection of seasonal celebrations and recreational activities taking place from November 2016 until January 2017. The events are coordinated by the City of Charlottetown, community organizations, groups and residents. The festival also adds spirit and sparkle to Charlottetown's nighttime sky through the thousands of lights presented in seasonally themed displays in the Capital region.

A limited number of printed copies of the Wintertide calendar will be available beginning on Friday, November 18 in the afternoon, in the Tourism Department at City Hall (199 Queen Street) and at the Confederation Centre of the Arts (Atrium off Queen Street). Copies will also be distributed at the Wintertide opening ceremony on Friday, November 18.

For more information on this and other Wintertide Holiday activities, visit: www.charlottetown.ca and click the Wintertide button on the homepage or contact 902-566-5548.

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 Media contact:
Jennifer Gavin
Communications Officer
City of Charlottetown
902-629-4102
jgavin@charlottetown.ca



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