Christmas Tree Lighting Taking Place Nov. 24

Charlottetown Christmas Tree Lighting Taking Place Nov. 24
Posted on 11/21/2023
The City of Charlottetown invites residents to the annual Christmas Tree Lighting taking place Friday, Nov. 24 at 6:30 p.m. at the Confederation Centre of the Arts, Lou MacEachern Upper Plaza, Grafton Street. The luminous tradition will feature a candlelight promenade, live performances, refreshments, and a dazzling pyrotechnic display that is sure to delight and inspire festive cheer.

The event begins with a candlelight promenade, departing from Founders’ Food Hall & Market at 6:15 p.m. Members of the public who wish to participate in the promenade are asked to meet outside Founders’ Food Hall & Market between 6 and 6:15 p.m. to pick up a candle. The walk will be led by a choir, who will sing Christmas carols as they lead participants up Great George Street, Victoria Row, Queen Street through the Victorian Christmas Market, finishing at Grafton Street in front of the Christmas tree.

The official Tree Lighting ceremony will begin at 6:30 p.m. on the Confederation Centre of the Arts Upper Plaza. Participants will be treated to live performances by Island artists Catherine MacLellan, Logan Richard, and Jorge Peña as well as a special appearance by Father Christmas.

The Charlottetown Christmas Festival is a product of Discover Charlottetown in partnership with the City of Charlottetown and runs from Nov. 24, 2023, to Jan. 2, 2024. Visit for a full schedule of events.