Canadian Heritage Minister Steven Guilbeault Launches Holiday Season

From: Canadian Heritage

At 5:30 p.m., the festivities begin in Confederation Park with the launch of Christmas Lights Across Canada. Musical performances by Damien Robitaille, Kiesza and Tomson Highway will create a magical atmosphere.

The public will be able to take part by playing their favourite Christmas songs on interactive public pianos set up in the park while enjoying a free Beaver Tail®, the iconic winter pastry (while supplies last). The evening will also feature the launch of the multimedia projection show on Parliament Hill.

At 6:00 p.m., a festive fairy tale will also start at the National Arts Centre (NAC). The fabulous Sugar Plum Party in the Canal Foyer will enchant children and adults alike, setting the stage for the opening night of Nutcracker by Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet, featuring the NAC Orchestra. The show follows at 7:00 p.m. in Southam Hall.

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

The details are as follows:


Wednesday, December 4, 2019


Christmas Lights Across Canada

5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in Confederation Park

Corner of Laurier Avenue West and Elgin Street, Ottawa


6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the National Arts Centre – Canal Foyer and Southam Hall

1 Elgin Street, Ottawa


Louis Bélanger

Press Secretary

Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage


Media Relations

Canadian Heritage



Marie-Chantale Labbé-Jacques

Communication Officer

National Arts Centre Dance

613-947-7000 x526

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