Update December 8, 2009: The 2009 tree lighting happens tonight at 5:30pm with special guests including Diana Krall & Elvis Costello.
At 6:00pm today a Christmas tree will be lit in front of the Vancouver Art Gallery to welcome the holiday season in Vancouver.
The second annual Amacon Christmas Tree lighting will be held in front of the Art Gallery done in the same style as the Rockefeller Center.
The tree is 50 feet high. Light will illuminate Robson Street until the New Year.
There will be performances by the Sarah McLachlan Music Outreach Youth Choir, Taiko drummers from Strathcona School, and even some of the Canucks and Santa Fin will be there.[News1130]
This is a free event and open for all to attend – bring down the kids and grab a hot chocolate (even though it is a school night).