Kitchener mayor encourages all Canadians to keep festive lights up to spread cheer

CKTB - NEWS - Christmas festive lights

Some Ontario residents are planning to keep their Christmas lights up a little longer than normal this year to help spread some cheer.

The idea started as a suggestion from Kitchener Mayor Berry Vrbanovic who hoped the festive lights might brighten up neighbourhoods during the province-wide shutdown.

Other areas including Guelph, North Dumfries, and Waterloo, jumped on the idea following the mayor's initial tweet.

The #LightUpCanada campaign has even spread to New Brunswick where residents are considering leaving the lights up until next month as well.