The annual lighted truck parade is Dec. 7.

Christmas lights up the West Shore way

Colwood kicks off the Christmas season with the first West Shore light up event Dec. 5.

Colwood kicks off the Christmas season with the first West Shore light up event Dec. 5.

Enjoy free hot chocolate provided by Bitez Sandwich Bar and Royal Bay Bakery’s famous cookies as Colwood welcomes in Christmas and officially lights up for the season on Thursday, Dec. 5 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., at city hall, 3300 Wishart Rd.

 

The party continues Dec. 7 when Langford lights up for its seventh annual event at 7 p.m. in Veterans Memorial Park near the parkway at Goldstream Avenue. That same night, the Island Equipment Owners truck light convoy leaves Ogden Point at 5:45 and winds its way around to Oak Bay before hitting the highway to finish at Western Speeday, with Santa on board, around 8:30. Visit ieoa.ca for a map of the route.