This happens to be a leftover shot from last December, taken after Christmas. I went into the National Arts Centre one evening and photographed the Christmas lights outside. The blue lights within reflected themselves on the glass.
The rest of these are from recent weeks. The main Hudson's Bay department store is downtown, linked to the Rideau Centre. Once again the chain is selling these Christmas suits, a step up from the traditional Ugly Christmas Sweater. Somebody must be buying these- I've seen the odd person (emphasis on odd) wearing one in recent weeks, and I recall a couple of street buskers back on Canada Day kitted out in them. But wearing one of these? That would be my idea of hell.
This is the display in one of The Bay's outside windows, feeling very Canadian.
Inside the Rideau Centre itself, the decorations include a lit up reindeer.
In the open spaces, large ornaments hang, with gold and silver lights illuminating them.
The Christmas tree is in another open area, seen from below and above in these shots.
Ottawa City Hall has a display at present in one of the large open areas of the more contemporary wing of the premises.
Here we have a Christmas tree inside an office building lobby downtown.
The World Exchange is another office building, and features a Christmas tree at its ground floor. It's set among permanent decorations- hanging sculptures of belugas and narwhals. There are five of them in this space surrounded by restaurants on the second floor. The three belugas are most visible here, while one of the narwhals can be seen in the background. The last narwhal is mostly hidden behind the tree.
Another office building, with Christmas decorating in the form of a sleigh. This is a block over from the World Exchange. In the background the building features a vertical garden.
And I finish for today with this wreath hanging on a gate at a home in Centretown.