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Sneak peek of the Jackson Park Christmas lights display

The new display is part of a controversial decision by city council to spend $1.5 million dollars on the lights. The official ceremony will take place on Dec. 8.

Official lighting ceremony starts at 6:30 p.m. on Dec. 8

The light show at Jackson Park was lit up for the first time. The official lighting ceremony is Friday, Dec. 8. (Tom Addison/CBC)

The Christmas lights display at Jackson Park was turned on for the first time.

The new display is part of a controversial decision by city council to spend $3 million on the lights. The funding was trimmed to $1.5 million in September.

The city has an official lighting ceremony December 8 at 6:30 p.m. According to the city's web site there will be food trucks, hot chocolate, horse and carriage rides and a chance to get your photo taken with Santa Claus. 

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Light shows will happen every Thursday, Friday and Saturday at  7:00 p.m., 7:45 p.m., 8:30 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. until January 7, 2018.