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Delta to officially light up for Christmas Tuesday night

Last Updated Dec 2, 2020 at 5:14 am PDT

(Courtesy CityNews)

If you're driving through Delta Tuesday night, you may notice buildings get brighter around 7:00 p.m.

At 7:00 p.m. people are being asked to turn on their Christmas lights in Delta

Delta Mayor George Harvie says it's part of a city-wide initiative

DELTA (NEWS 1130) — Christmas lights have been up for awhile on some homes, but Delta wants to make it official Tuesday night.

Everyone in the city is being asked to turn on their lights at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday.

Mayor George Harvie says it’s a way to create some cheer.

“It really picked up momentum and it’s covers everything from our businesses — right through North Delta to South Delta,” he says.

“You can either turn them off just before or leave them off then all turning them on at 7:00 p.m.”

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Last month, the District of North Vancouver thought about restricting when lights can be turned on, but that idea was shot down by council.

“I don’t like to criticize my fellow mayors or councils, they have their own issues of course as we do here in Delta. But I just thought, during the pandemic, we got to be doing things to brighten people’s lives up,” Harvie says.