Newcastle community lighting up for Christmas

Newcastle Community is at set to get lit up again, with its third annual Illuminight, a month-long celebration to illuminate the residences and businesses of Newcastle to celebrate the season. 

There are seven light-up categories which will be judged Dec. 11 from 4-8 p.m. Volunteer evaluators will tour Newcastle and select their favorites. New this year is the Luminous Lowrise category for buildings four storeys or less. All the favorites will be acknowledged on social media Monday, Dec. 12. 

And that raises the spectre of a celebration the same Sunday with the Newcastle Block Party from 4-8pm for Newcastle residents. Including, Pepper Pot food truck, Live Music, a fundraising Bake Sale with hot beverages, under tents with heat, for all ages, rain or shine. 

To learn more and/or participate from anywhere while online use Facebook or Instagram. Call President Karen Kuwicka 604-929-6563.

The categories are:

  • Brilliant Building 
  • Brightest Business 
  • Dazzling Creativity 
  • Excellent Entrance 
  • Luminous Lowrise 
  • Outstanding Block 
  • Radiant Residence


Mayor Leonard Krog
Dale Lindsay - City Development Services
Bill Jones - Commodore, Nanaimo Yacht Club
Violet Hayes- ED- Island Crisis Care Society
Jon Stuart – RCMP, Community Policing