Christmas #NGCTree Lighting

Join us for our traditional Christmas Tree Lighting, where friends and family are invited to share in special holiday treats and activities. Be sure to arrive early! Because space is limited in the Scotiabank Great Hall, visitors will be admitted on a first-come, first-served basis.

• Enjoy a ride aboard VIA Rail Canada‘s Christmas Mini Train.
• Make a spinning snowflake ornament to decorate your tree.
• Visit our current exhibitions and sketch in the galleries.
• Take a photo by the #NGCTree, in our festive picture frame.
• Listen or sing along to the melodies of Stellae Boreales.
• Savour a complimentary hot chocolate and a holiday treat.

This year’s dazzling Christmas tree will remain in the Scotiabank Great Hall until Sunday, January 6, 2019.

Special Offer for Members
On December 4, from 10 am to 8 pm, take advantage of a 25% discount on purchases at the Gallery Boutique. Not a Member yet? Go to

Proud sponsor of the National Gallery of Canada Christmas Tree: Black & McDonald Limited 

The Christmas Tree Lighting is supported by:
Lecompte Electric Inc.
Almyr Construction Inc.
Lafleur de la Capitale
Regional Elevator
Swing N Scaff Inc.

Start Date:

December 4, 2018 5:00 pm

End Date:


National Gallery of Canada
380 Sussex Drive

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