THE City of Delta launches the Home for the Holidays campaign to support local businesses and connect the community as the second wave of COVID-19 hits British Columbia. Home for Holidays is about celebrating Delta’s diverse holiday traditions – whether it be Diwali, Hanukkah, Christmas, or Chinese New Year – closer to home this year. It’s about shopping for holiday gifts in Delta to support economic recovery. It’s about connecting our community and keeping Delta safe during these challenging times. Delta’s Home for the Holidays campaign includes:
* Light Up Delta – at 7 p.m. on December 1, the City, Delta residents, businesses, and community organizations will collectively #LightUpDelta with lights and decorations on homes, storefronts and in the streets. Everyone is encouraged to get outside to enjoy the bright colours and connect with neighbours from a safe physical distance.
* Gift Local in Delta – the City is working with Tourism Delta and Support Local BC to promote an online gift certificate platform that allows gift-givers to #GiftLocalinDelta from the comfort and safety of their own homes. To access the online gift certificate portal visit supportlocalbc.com.
* Search Local in Delta – the City has developed a searchable business directory to help residents and visitors #SearchLocalinDelta. Access the directory at delta.ca/delta-business-directory.
* Celebrating the Holidays in Delta – the City will release a series of short videos featuring the different ways Delta residents celebrate the holidays across different cultures.
* Virtual Holiday Cooking, Crafts, and Concerts – Delta will host a series of virtual holiday cooking and craft classes, a holiday open stage featuring seven music performances from home and a live Christmas concert/dance recital at North Delta Centre for the Arts. Visit delta.ca/virtualrecreation for all the details.
“The holiday season is going to look a little different in Delta this year, especially without large family gatherings or holiday events” said Mayor George V. Harvie on Wednesday. “We hope that Delta’s Home for the Holidays campaign will brighten spirits and bring our community closer together, despite being physically apart, during these unprecedented times.”