Tree Village - Community Group Application

The 2023 Christmas Tree Village will take place December 4rd, 2023-January 5, 2024 at the Esquimalt Recreation Centre (527 Fraser Street) and Archie Browning Sports Centre (1151 Esquimalt Road). APPLICATION DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 16th, 2023. Please scroll down to complete application. Please have ONE representative submit an application on behalf of your organization.

Groups/Organizations decorating a tree, please note:

1. Complete tree decorating within the noted decorating times: Friday, December 1st to Sunday, December 3rd, 2023 from 9:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Trees are 6.5 feet tall.

2. Organizations MUST have a representative clear the decorations from the tree between Friday, January 5th 2024 (opening at 5:30am) and closing (10:30 p.m.) on Sunday, January 7th, 2023. Any items left will be  disposed of by Esquimalt Parks & Recreation. No items will be retained for late retrieval.

3. All decorations including ornaments, toppers, skirts, etc. supplied by organizations – at their own expense.

4. Organizations must supply their own extension cord. Please mark your extension cord.

5. Only use LED lights as they are energy efficient and do not give off heat.

6. Tinsel flock or sprays are not permitted as these are nearly impossible to remove.

7. Please do not use fragile ornaments. No glass ornaments permitted.

8. Esquimalt Parks & Recreation is not responsible for any damage or lost items on tree. Staff are on site 24 hours a day and will monitor as best as possible.

People’s Choice Voting:

1. Voting for “People’s Choice Favourite Tree” will take place on social media and through the Esquimalt municipal website Monday, December 4th to Sunday, December 17th. The winner will be announced on social media on Tuesday, December 19th, 2023.

2. In the event of tie, winner will be chosen by a panel of Esquimalt Parks & Recreation Staff

3. Prize: Winner will receive an Esquimalt Recreation Prize Package valued at $500.

Your organization/group must be non-profit. Not-for-profit registration status is not required. If you are a business, please complete the business application.
Please ensure only ONE (1) representative from your organization submits an application.
Preference will be given to Esquimalt-based organizations.