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The Festival of Lights & Trees | 2021

Over two decades ago, the tradition of Capitol Christmas and the Festival of Lights & Trees began. In 1997 the theatre volunteers started this small-town holiday tradition, raffling off a few trees from our main stage. Not only has Capitol Christmas grown to be one of the theatre’s most important annual fundraising events, it has matured into one of the most cherished holiday traditions for our community. 

The Festival of Lights and Trees illuminates Northumberland County’s holiday spirit like nothing else. This year we celebrate an exciting milestone: our 25th anniversary! Since its inception in 1997, this fundraising initiative has been a community favourite, creating memories and becoming a tradition for guests of all ages. We are proud to celebrate this landmark anniversary alongside our dedicated volunteers and generous sponsors. We would like to express our sincere appreciation for the continued support throughout the years — here’s to another 25 years! 

Once again, to keep our visitors safe, we will be creating a socially distanced tree viewing experience on-site AND offering a virtual slideshow component that allows guests the ability to enjoy Capitol Christmas and enter the raffle from the comfort of their own home. Festive Workshops will guide guests through a series of interior ornamentations to help bring holiday magic into your home. 


Fare ShareTo keep our visitors safe, we have created a self guided one-way tour experience allowing for socially distanced tree viewings on site. Guests are invited to enter the building through the Marquee entrance and move through the building following arrows and directional signage to enjoy the tree viewings and enter in the raffle while maintaining physical distance. 

Please consider dropping a donation in support of  The Northumberland Fare Share Food Bank’s efforts  to continue to offer vital support for those living  with food insecurity, especially during this time.  Donations of non-perishable foods and necessities  are appreciated. 


We invite you to give us a call to purchase your raffle tickets from the comfort of your own home. Once your bid has been placed our elves will drop your ticket into the corresponding raffle item box. Place a raffle ticket in ALL of the raffle boxes for just $66! 

Tuesday – Saturday | 10am – 2pm

**Please note that Box Office hours differ from drop-in times for tree viewings. Refer to the calendar of events on our website for all details. 

Lottery Licence No. M82055

Please NOTE: The Capitol’s seasonal events are all family-friendly however only guests over the age of 18 years can participate in the raffle.

All events will be modified accordingly to meet COVID19 safety requirements.


All guests entering the Capitol Theatre must provide
proof of full vaccination, accompanied by a personal ID.

All guests will be required to wear masks, except
when sitting in designated areas, eating or drinking.

All guests are expected to have reviewed and
understood the
Capitol Theatre COVID-19 Safety Policy.