Celebrate the best of downtown Courtenay at the annual Moonlight and Magic Celebration this Friday, Nov. 20.
Head down for incredible offerings all day long from local merchants and get a head start on the holiday shopping by shopping local. Then from 5 – 9 p.m. take part in a night of fun, friends and fiery festivities.
Celebrations start at 5
Special Moonlight and Magic programming kicks off on the CVAG Plaza with the launch of the annual Comox Valley Art Gallery Christmas Craft Fair and a special performance by the Comox Valley Children’s Choir.
Then head over to 5th and England at 5:30 for the community Christmas Tree Light Up with special guests the Comox Valley Military Wives Choir, Comox Valley Poet Laureate Kevin Flesher, Mayor Larry Jangula and an encore performance by the Comox Valley Children’s Choir.
Head back to Duncan Ave and the CVAG Plaza for 6 p.m. when Anela Kahiamoe performs.
Check out the Moonlight Market, get your face painted and find your front row viewing spot for the fiery spectacle with NOVA Fire Spun Arts at 7 p.m. on Duncan Avenue. After the show the fun continues with roving performers, street magicians, dining and shopping features and other special events.
Live music and events
Local restaurants, pubs and cafes are in the Moonlight mood too.
Singer-songwriter Tereza Tomek plays Union Street Grotto at 7:30 p.m.
Down at Zocalo’s jazz lovers can take in the Anderson Jazz Syndicate from 7- 9 p.m. and enjoy some tasty tapas. The much-loved Jilli Martini Band plays Billy D’s 8:30 till late and kids 12 and older are welcome to attend with their parents.
Over at Imperial Square, home of Gladstone Brewing, Guerrilla Pizzeria and Mudsharks Coffee Bar, magician Greg Ladret performs at 6 p.m., followed by a sweet lineup of local music talent right till 10 p.m.
Provide the entertainment
Join community choir leaders Wendy Nixon Stothert and Jenn Forsland for a community Pop Up Choir and sing Van Morrison’s Moondance. The choir meets at 7:30 next to the Hub on Duncan Avenue for rehearsal, then at 8:45 join them on the steps of the CVAG Plaza for their performance. This fun-filled community building choral event is open to everyone.