From early December into early January, Christmas lights dominate downtown locations in the evenings. These are in Major's Hill Park, with the Chateau Laurier looming behind them.
I strolled over to the area around the War Memorial, where the trees were decked out in blues and greens.
This one, taken from the west side, blends the memorial with the Chateau in the background.
On another evening, I stopped to take in a view of the National Arts Centre from the south side, with Christmas lights in the foreground.
Parliament Hill features lights in the bushes along the front lawn. I will be back here tomorrow for a couple of posts to show you what else has been going on in the evenings on the Hill.
Christmas lights are also to be found around City Hall. The 2017 torch sculpture was lit up on the evening I came by.
Across the street in Confederation Park, the lights are different this year- snow globes are suspended in the branches, and shifting coloured floodlights illuminate the trees.
And this is a night view of the Rideau Canal, with the lights beyond the National Arts Centre attracting the eye. The Peace Tower looks like a ghost beyond them.