Wintertide Holiday Festival Tree Lighting

Wintertide Holiday Festival Tree Lighting to Take Place November 29
Posted on 11/14/2019
PLEASE NOTE: Due to the impending weather, changes have been announced to these events. For the latest news on these weekend activities, visit the most recent news release.

The City of Charlottetown’s Wintertide Holiday Festival kicks off next week with the annual Wintertide Holiday Festival Tree Lighting on Friday, November 29.

The event begins with a candlelight walk from Peake’s Wharf to the Confederation Centre of the Arts Upper Plaza. For those who wish to participate in the candlelight walk, meet at Peake’s Wharf to pick up your candle between 6 p.m. and 6:15 p.m. The festivities begin at the Confederation Centre Upper Plaza (Grafton Street side) at 6:15 p.m. There will be entertainment and refreshments, along with special guest - Father Christmas, the Confederation Centre Youth Chorus and Julia Dunn, as well as a stunning pyrotechnic finale.

The tree lighting is part of the annual Wintertide Holiday Festival and is presented by the City of Charlottetown, in partnership with the Legislative Assembly of PEI, Confederation Centre of the Arts, Children’s Wish Foundation, and The Guardian. Wintertide is a collection of seasonal celebrations, events and recreational activities taking place from November 2019 until January 2020. The events are coordinated by the City of Charlottetown, community organizations and residents. The festival also adds spirit and sparkle to Charlottetown's nighttime sky.

The Wintertide calendar of events and activities will be available online, at, beginning on Friday, November 22.

For more information on this and other Wintertide Holiday Festival activities, visit: and click the Wintertide button under Events and Initiatives or contact 902-566-5548.