Decorations on 19 Wing CFB Comox’s Heritage Air Park airplanes will light up the night beginning Wednesday.
The light show will be running from the beginning of the month until Dec. 31 — closed from Dec. 24 to 26 — and will feature multiple different planes with elaborate decorations.
Unlike in 2020, the airpark will be open to the public and people will be allowed to walk through, according to program manager Carol Popkin. The walkways will be one-way directional, with social distancing, and hand sanitizer at the entrance.
The Military Wives Choir will also be singing some Christmas carols on Wednesday at 7:15 p.m. and at 6:30 p.m. on Dec. 18.
Visitors will also be able to vote for their favourite aircraft display online or at the airpark. Popkin said the different squadrons have adopted an aircraft to decorate, such as the Dakota being decorated by Squadron 418 and Squadron 442 decorating the Buffalo.
Cash donations will be accepted in support of the museum at the gate, and the food bank will be accepting non-perishables on site.
The Comox Air Force Museum is hoping the event will lift the spirits of the public and the military in what has been another difficult year because of COVID-19.