The Hope, BC Christmas Lights Tour

General

WINNERS ANNOUNCED!

The votes are in and they were so close! We were so excited to see the enthusiasm and participation both in the challenge and locals driving around taking the tour. To the 100+ home who entered and all of the other homes in Hope who decorated, we thank you for helping bring joy to Hope during such a difficult year! To those who took the tour and voted, we thank you for taking the time to cast your votes – the anticipation was even higher with the numbers being tight!

Winning Homes:

Kawkawa Lake: 65587 Dogwood Dr.

Silvercreek: 19869 Silverhope Rd.

Downtown: 591 Fraser Ave.

Winning Team: Silverhope Road

The winning team will win a $150 gift certificate FOR EVERY HOME ON THE WINNING TEAM to RONA in Hope courtesy of Fraser Valley Building Supplies and the Hope Rona location.

There is 3 Buy Low gift cards for the winning “Individual Home” entries sponsored by Hope, Communities in Bloom.

Winners can visit the Hope Visitor Centre to pick up their prize. (Team captains are permitted to pick up for the entire team or pick up individually). Prizes will be available after the 11th.

Our magical mountain town will be making spirits bright this holiday season: the response to Hope, Cascades and Canyons’ Christmas Lights Challenge has been phenomenal! Over 100 homes have registered, transforming Hope’s quiet streets into a sparkling Christmas wonderland! Now, bundle up, pack the family in the car, and take a tour to view the amazing light show. Who will win the Christmas Lights Challenge? It’s up to you!

How to participate in the vote:

Step 1: Take the driving tour to see all the homes and businesses aglow with vibrant lights and delightful decorations. Get your map here. (Be sure to also download the “list of the participants” to see all entries and help you through the map). Printed maps are available at the Hope Visitor Centre.

Kawkawa Lake
Silver Creek Map
Downtown Hope / Junction District
List of participants

Step 2: Vote online for your favourites (And yes, you can vote for your own home, business or team)! Voting begins on December 12th and is open until December 27th.  You can also print off the list of participants and drop it off at the Hope Visitor Centre. (If you print off a ballot please vote for all your favourite homes and only one favourite team by circling the ones you choose)

Online Voting

Step 3: Enjoy the lights all Christmas season long, in addition to a host of other fun winter activities: visit our Locals Guide to Winter in Hope, Cascades & Canyons to find more great experiences the whole family will enjoy!

Thanks to Fraser Valley Building Supplies and the Hope Rona location, Communities in Bloom, and Advantage Hope for sponsoring what could be the start of a beloved Christmas tradition in Hope!

Step 4: Be safe and have fun in the winter wonderland of Hope, Cascades & Canyons! Happy Holidays!

Locals Guide to Winter in Hope, Cascades & Canyons

 

The winning team will win a $150 gift certificate FOR EVERY HOME ON THE WINNING TEAM to RONA in Hope courtesy of Fraser Valley Building Supplies and the Hope Rona location.

There is 3 gift cards for the winning “Individual Home” entries sponsored by Hope, Communities in Bloom

This AdvantageHOPE initiative is sponsored by:

HOPE CHRISTMAS LIGHTS CHALLENGE

Online voting:

Online Voting

Printable PDF of driving map and listed entries available at Hope Visitor Centre or download from this blog. Circle your choices on the printed form and drop the form off at the VC or scan and email it shannon@hopebc.ca.

List of participants

Please do not sit an idle for an extensive amount of time. We want to keep traffic flowing on streets.

Teams are welcome to make up fun creative signs for their front lawns or windows with their team names on them. “Vote for team________!”

Voting will be between Dec 12th and Dec 27th.

Voting will end at 8pm every night.

Winner will be announced Tuesday, January 5th, 2021.

All provincial health orders must be followed to participate:

As per the Provincial Health Orders, residents who are driving the route and voting must remain in their vehicles at all times. No exceptions.

Allowed activities with restrictions:

Going for a walk. HOWEVER, you must make sure a walk does not turn into a group of people meeting outside.

Social gatherings – Christmas Light Challenge participants cannot socialize or gather in their yards with anyone outside of their core bubble while participating in the Christmas Light Challenge. Participants who are voting are not to enter any single property at any time throughout the tour.

No social gatherings of any size at your residence with anyone other than your household or core bubble. For example:

  • Do not invite friends or extended family to your household
  • Do not host gathering outdoors
  • Do not gather in your backyard

You must limit your vehicle to your core bubble.

For most people, their core bubble is their immediate household. An immediate household is a group of people who live in the same dwelling. For example:

  • If you have a rental suite in your home, the suite is a separate household
  • If you live in an apartment or house with roommates, you are all members of the same household

For others, including people who live alone, their core bubble may also contain a partner, relative, friend or co-parent who lives in a different household. This should be a maximum of two people outside of those living in your immediate household.

At this time we are not encouraging any non-essential travel. However, we look forward to welcoming you back once the regional travel advisories have been lifted. In the meantime, if you are able, please consider supporting your local small businesses.