VIDEO: Christmas lights up Harbour Quay

Port Alberni residents gather to kick off holiday season with tree Light Up and other events.

Friends Taniya Broesky and Nathalie Taberner enjoy the lights on the Harbour Quay Christmas tree on Friday

Harbour Quay and lower Argyle Street was buzzing with holiday cheer on Friday, Nov. 25 for the annual Light Up event.

A giant Christmas Tree was placed and decorated at the Quay, this time bolstered a corner of the covered walkway (last year’s tree, traditionally placed in the fountain in the centre of the Quay, blew over in high winds). Stores stayed open, Santa Claus was there to hear children’s wishes, and retailers offered refreshments to those who celebrated the event with them.