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Gather for a moment of magic as Burnaby lights up this huge Christmas tree

Burnaby will come alive with festive cheer next week when the city’s official Christmas tree is lit up for the holiday season.
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Burnaby will come alive with festive cheer next week when the city’s official Christmas tree is lit up for the holiday season.

 Burnaby will come alive with festive cheer next week when the city’s official Christmas tree is lit up for the holiday season. Photo: City of BurnabyBurnaby will come alive with festive cheer next week when the city’s official Christmas tree is lit up for the holiday season. Photo: City of Burnaby

The magnificent tree is one of the biggest in Metro Vancouver to be decorated with twinkling lights.

The community is invited to watch the magic happen Saturday Nov. 23 at the Edmonds Community Centre Festival of Lights event from 2:30p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Burnaby Mayor Mike Hurley will do the honours of lighting the tree along with one lucky child whose name will be selected from a draw.

The afternoon offers festive fun for the whole family to enjoy, including the chance to meet Santa and have a photo taken, arts and craft activities, cookie decorating, face painting and roving entertainment. Festive spirit will be in the air with Christmas carols performed by a senior's choir.

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Visitors can also enjoy a hot dog barbecue, hot chocolate and other festive goodies available during the afternoon.

Edmonds Festival of Lights

When: November 23 at 2:30p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Where: Edmonds Community Centre, 7433 Edmonds Street, Burnaby

Cost: Free