Tonight, we will be lighting up the Christmas tree at the Grand Parade in Halifax.
On December 1st, another tree from Halifax will be lit. This one will be in far away Hakodate, a city in Hokkaido, Japan. Hakodate is Halifax's sister city. Every year, Halifax sends a Christmas tree to Hakodate. The people of Hakodate greatly appreciate this. On the poster (below the dates) it says,
"Christmas tree from our sister city, Halifax."
The tree is the main attraction of the
Hakodate Christmas Fantasy
celebrated every December on the Hakodate waterfront. They light it up accompanied by fireworks. See also below a promotional video from 2008.