Public Service Announcement
2020 Virtual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony
Free Public Skate
Information for the Public
December 2, 2020

The Town of Happy Valley-Goose Bay Department of Community Services & Recreation is advising the community that the Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony will be a virtual event and live-streamed via the Town of Happy Valley-Goose Bay Facebook Page and YouTube Channel.


The event will air LIVE on Thursday, December 3, 2020, at 5:00 PM from Town Hall.


To comply with Public Health Guidelines related to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the 2020 Tree Lighting Ceremony will be a “Virtual Event.” The Town strongly urges the public not to attend the event in person or to park along Hamilton River Road as this will cause unintended traffic disruptions and safety concerns. Public Health Guidelines recommend no gatherings at these types of events.


The Town’s Department of Community Services & Recreation is also pleased to advise that it is adding two Free Public Skates events to the EJ Broomfield Memorial Arena Schedule for Thursday, December 3, 2020, only:


6:45 PM to 7:25 PM & 7:40 PM to 8:20 PM


Residents are reminded that there are Guidelines related to COVID-19 prevention that the Town must adhere to, particularly a Maximum of 35 Skaters permitted on a “first come, first serve” basis.


For more information on the guidelines in effect to help prevent the potential spread of COVID-19, visit the below link:


These unprecedented measures, though unfortunate, are necessary to be proactive against the potential spread of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), and the Town of Happy Valley-Goose Bay extends thanks to the public for their understanding at this time of uncertainty.


In consultation with officials at Labrador Grenfell Health and guidance released by the office of the Provincial Chief Medical Officer of Health, the 12th Council of Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Management, and Staff will continue to monitor updates relating to the Pandemic and update residents regularly.