Photo courtesy City of Richmond
A gallery of beautifully-decorated Christmas trees, along with weekly Saturday matinee performances by local music groups at Richmond City Hall, have become a holiday tradition.
They’re both part of Winter Wonderland, presented by the Rotary Club of Richmond Sunset, which officially kicks off Saturday, Nov. 25.
Each Winter Wonderland tree is sponsored, and has been decorated by local businesses, organizations or individuals. Visitors are encouraged to make a donation and bring a non-perishable food item to support the Richmond Food Bank. Funds from the donations will be used to support the Rotary Club’s international and Richmond community programs. After viewing, everyone is invited to vote for their favourite tree, which will be on display in the galleria until Dec. 25.
The performance schedule begins Nov. 25 with the Richmond Branch of the B.C. Registered Music Teachers’ Association from 1 to 2 p.m., followed by members of the Peggy Yip Piano Studio from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Additional performances are as follows:
Dec. 2—1 to 2 p.m., and 2:30 to 3:30 p.m., Tom Lee Academy and Steinway Society Young Artist Club
Dec. 9—1 to 2 p.m., Richmond Youth Concert Band; and 2:30 to 3:30 p.m., Richmond Music School
Dec. 16—1 to 2 p.m., and 2:30 to 3:30 p.m., Emmanuel Church Music Group
Winter Wonderland is sponsored by River Green Community and Rotary International, Making a Difference. Concord Pacific is gold sponsor, the City of Richmond is support partner, and Tom Lee Music sponsors the baby grand piano.
For more on how to sponsor a tree, or support Rotary programs, call organizer Magdalen Leung at 604-214-8833 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.