Somehow, December is almost here. Decorations are popping up daily around B.C. and the Christmas cheer will continue next week when the castle on the coast will be hosting their very own lights ceremony. The Empress Hotel Victoria Christmas event will take place on Thursday, November 28, and thousands of people are expected to attend.\nEveryone is invited to join the festivities at 721 Government St. in downtown Victoria. The evening will begin with the lighting of the 16-foot Christmas tree in the hotel’s lobby.\nNext, everyone will head outside to watch as the hotel and surrounding landscape light up with thousands of twinkling lights. It will truly take your breath away.\nAfter you witness the massive light show outdoors, you can head in to explore the hotel where over 7,5000 ornaments will be featured throughout.\nYou can snack on Christmas cookies and sip hot chocolate out on the veranda where Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus will also be making an appearance.\nSpeaking of cookies, the hotel’s pastry team will be putting together a massive Gingerbread Holiday Village display that you need to see for yourself.\nView this post on Instagram #canon #canonphotography #photography #bc #canada #victoriabc A post shared by Travel | Photography 🌴 (@97brennan) on Mar 2, 2017 at 11:13pm PST\nView this post on Instagram ‘Twas the night before #ChristmasAtTheEmpress A post shared by Tea at the Empress 🍰 (@teaattheempress) on Dec 24, 2018 at 2:40pm PST\nView this post on Instagram Welcome to Vancouver Island 🥐 A post shared by EMILY RATH (@emmrath) on Feb 16, 2019 at 4:42pm PST\nIf you thought it couldn't get any better, Winston, the Fairmont Empress Canine Ambassador, will be there to greet you. Winston was rejected as a guide dog because he is far too friendly.\nHe is now totally thriving in his new role as a greeter and the Empress. It's almost too much for our hearts to handle.\nView this post on Instagram I’m getting accustomed to it now, but this was how excited I was shortly after I moved to Victoria and I first saw how beautiful the city’s harbour front is. The scenery truly is jowl dropping. Have you visited the Inner Harbour yet this summer? 🐾 #WinstonattheEmpress A post shared by Winston 🐕 (@winstonattheempress) on Aug 20, 2019 at 7:38am PDT\nLast but not least, there are tons of prizes to be won, including a “2-night Holiday Magic dream family experience at Canada’s Castle on the Coast,” weekend brunch and Sunday roast for two, and Festive Tea at the Empress.\nChristmas at the Empress Lights Ceremony\nPrice: FREE\nWhen: Thursday, November 28 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.\nAddress: Fairmont Empress, 721 Government St., Victoria, B.C.\nWhy You Need To Go: Dive right into the Christmas spirit with a glorious light show at Canada's enchanting Castle on the Coast.\nWebsite\n\n\nThere are stories everywhere. If you spot a newsworthy event in your city, send us a message, photo, or video @NarcityCanada on Twitter and Instagram.