The Christmas Tree Village is now on at the Esquimalt Rec Centre (Photo contributed/Township of Esquimalt)

Esquimalt Christmas Tree Village is back

Vote for your favourite tree and partake in holiday events for the next two weeks

Esquimalt residents can now vote for their favourite Christmas tree at the fifth annual Christmas Tree Village.

This year, 40 different organizations and businesses have decorated their trees which are now on display at the Esquimalt Rec Centre and the Archie Browning Sports Centre.

From Dec. 3-19, the trees will be open to people’s choice voting (with a limit of one per day) during regular business hours, and the winner will be announced Dec. 20.

ALSO READ:Canadian exports of Christmas trees are real and they are spectacular

Tree voting will be accompanied with other holiday events, including a Holiday Celebration Lunch on Dec. 6 (reservation required), and free photos with Santa on Dec. 8 in exchange for a non-perishable food item.

On Dec. 14 there will be the first Jolly Jingle Story Mingle, which invites families to come on down in their pyjamas for some hot chocolate and storytelling. People are asked to bring their own cups, and join the story circle from 7:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m.

POLL: What kind of Christmas tree do you use?

On Dec. 15 from 2:30 p.m. until 4 p.m. there is a Skate with Santa event at the Archie Browning Sports Centre, which is free for pass holders, or $2 for non pass holders when they bring a non-perishable food item.

For more information, or to vote for your favourite tree, you can visit esquimalt.ca.

nicole.crescenzi@vicnews.com

Christmas treeTownship of Esquimalt

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Two-vehicle crash in Langford sends one to hospital Monday morning

Driver sent to hospital with unspecified injuries

Recent arrests skim surface of Victoria’s human trafficking problem

Port city makes desirable place for traffickers flying under the radar

Victoria Canadian Forces member honored with exceptional Rotary Club award

Capt. Jacqueline Zweng is the Western Canada Ambassador of Wounded Warriors Canada

Oak Bay athletes rule the slopes at Island ski and snowboard series

Oak Bay boys take top ski, snowboard honours

B.C. budget expected to stay the course as economic growth moderates

Finance minister said ICBC costs have affected budget

VIDEO: Ottawa wants quick, peaceful resolution to pipeline protests, Trudeau says

The protests have manifested themselves as blockades on different rail lines across the country

Canucks acquire forward Tyler Toffoli from Kings in push for playoffs

Vancouver sends Schaller, Madden, pick to L.A.

New highway proposed between Alberta and B.C.

The route would connect Red Deer to Kamloops

Wet’suwet’en and B.C. government have been talking Aboriginal title for a year

Coastal GasLink says it has agreements with all 20 elected First Nations councils along the 670-kilometre route

Trudeau tightlipped on plan to end protests ‘quickly and peacefully’

The prime minister, who cancelled a two-day trip to Barbados this week to deal with the crisis at home

Canadian standards for coronavirus protection to be reviewed, health agency says

The protocols set out how health workers should protect themselves and their patients

Monday marks one-year anniversary of man missing from Langley

42-year-old B.C. man, Searl Smith, was last seen leaving Langley Memorial Hospital on Feb. 17, 2019

Amtrak warns of delays as railways from Seattle to B.C. blocked by Wet’suwet’en supporters

Coastal GasLink said it’s signed benefits agreements with all 20 elected band councils along pipeline route

Federal emergency group meets on pipeline protests as rail blockades continue

There’s mounting political pressure for Trudeau to put an end to the blockades

Most Read