The month-long Christmas celebration at Park & Tilford Shops and Gardens kicked off Nov. 30 with City of North Vancouver Mayor Darrell Mussatto flicking the switch to turn on more than 50,000 sparkling lights adorning the community gardens. The festive evening featured elves, live music and Santa Claus, who made an appearance.
Entry to the gardens is by donation with proceeds to the City and District of North Vancouver firefighters' charitable societies. Community members are invited to Family Friday Nights, every Friday in December from 6 to 9 p.m., for special holiday programming. The lights will remain on display until Dec. 31.