Christmas Tree Lighting

Thursday, December 7, 2017
5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
National Gallery of Canada
Scotiabank Great Hall
380 Sussex Drive
Ottawa, ON K1N 9N4

Tree lighting at 6:30 pm
Free admission from 5 pm to 8 pm

Join us for our traditional Christmas Tree Lighting, where friends and family are invited to enjoy special treats and activities:

  • Make a beaded swirl ornament to decorate your tree.
  • Listen to the holiday melodies of Stellae Boreales.
  • Savour a complimentary hot chocolate and a holiday treat, limited quantities available.
  • Take a photo by the tree surrounded by our festive frame.
  • Share your photos! #NGCTree
  • Enjoy a ride aboard VIA Rail’s Christmas Mini Train on the Plaza outside.

Our magnificent tree will stand tall in the Scotiabank Great Hall until Sunday, January 7, 2018.

Special Offer for Members

On December 7, take advantage of a 25% discount on purchases at the Gallery Boutique. Not a member? Become one now


    Proud sponsor of the National Gallery of Canada Christmas Tree: 

    The Christmas Tree Lighting is supported by:

    Lecompte Electric Inc.
    Almyr Construction Inc. 
    Regional Elevator
    Swing N Scaff Inc.

    Thursday, December 7, 2017
    5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
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