Christmas trees at Richmond City Hall just got lit up to signal the beginning of the festive season.
Members of the Rotary Club of Richmond, local dignitaries and community members gathered at Richmond City Hall last night for a private fundraiser and to kick off the 21st annual Winter Wonderland. The funds, said Rotary Club of Richmond event chair Madgalen Leung, will go towards supporting the Richmond Christmas Fund.
To get into a festive mood, the Richmond Chorus and Mayor Malcolm Brodie led attendees in a cheerful sing-a-long of classic carols including Silent Night, Rudolf the Red-Nosed Reindeer and O Come All Ye Faithful.
The night concluded with a lighting ceremony, which saw trees inside and outside of City Hall light up with colourful and festive decorations.