Aside from the Christmas lights, there has been for some years now a projection show on Parliament Hill over the Christmas period, from early December on. This seems to be an off shoot of a light show that is held in summer and projected onto Centre Block. The show starts at five thirty and runs through to eleven in the evenings, with images projected onto the stone in a light show lasting just under fifteen minutes. Winter dominates the presentation, with animals like a bear or wolf sharing the stone surface with grandfather clocks, trains, buildings, snowmen, the stars, and more, all accompanied by music. Note the fact that the familiar clock of the Peace Tower is darkened through much of it, becoming instead a crescent moon most of the time. This year the evening shows ended on Christmas night- I believe there's something going on here on New Year's Eve as a way to ring in our 150th anniversary, and crews need a few days to get that ready. While I didn't get a video of this year's performance, I did photograph extensively- more than fifty shots over the time of this one showing. I will have to take in the summer show, something I've never done.