Comox Celebration of Light

This Saturday, downtown Comox will be filled with light, laughter and lots of fun.

This Saturday, downtown Comox will be filled with light, laughter and lots of fun.

The Comox BIA and Filberg Heritage Lodge and Park Association are bringing an array of activities for the whole family.

“The Comox BIA is thrilled to partner with the Filberg Lodge. What a beautiful setting to start off our evening with Santa. We hope the community embraces this partnership and joins us Downtown to launch the Christmas festivities,” says Tia Otter, president of the Comox BIA.

The Filberg Lodge Gift Shop is hosting their silent auction “So you missed the Filberg Festival” from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Val Graham, co-ordinator of the Gift Shop says, “We are excited to be hosting the silent auction for the first time. Special thanks go to the artisans who donated to the association after the 2011 Filberg Festival. Please join us.”

There will be an opportunity for children to decorate the Filberg Christmas Tree for the Birds from 3 to 4 p.m; at 4 p.m. jolly old Saint Nick will arrive, and along with his Elves, will hand out free battery-operated tea lights to anyone wanting to join him in the magical trek through the Canadian Tire Walk of Lights in the park and up Comox Avenue to the Town Circle.

In case of rain, the BIA has big umbrellas to loan out to keep the participants dry.

The North Island Choral Society will add their voices, singing traditional Christmas carols and the award-winning Cumberland Marching Band will be part of the evening’s festivities. And dressed in a variety of colorful costumes will be the Comox Valley Clown Club.

Santa and his entourage of twinkling lights and music will make their way the short distance to the Town Circle, where they will be welcomed by Mayor Paul Ives.

After the lighting of the beautiful tree, and more delightful music, Santa will lead everyone into the Comox Centre Mall where they can warm their bellies with hot chocolate generously donated and served by the Salvation Army.

Santa will move to his special throne where children can have their photos taken next to the jolly man. A host of other activities include magic by Greg Laudret, face painting by Detailed Face Painting’s Gillian Couture, balloon art with Lots of Laughs, and a craft table hosted by 4R’s Learning Society. The musical talent of the Mark Isfeld jazz band will be heard throughout the mall.

For the people who parked their cars at Filberg, Ambassador Shuttle Service will provide free rides from the Comox Centre Mall back to Filberg between 5:30 and 7 p.m.

Comox Avenue between Port Augusta and Pritchard will be closed from 3:45 to 6 p.m. Citizens on Patrol will be on hand to assist with traffic control.

For more information on the Celebration of Light, visit

— Comox Business in Action

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