Manitoba 150 United in Celebration. Illuminions 150

Legislative Building to hold Annual Open House Saturday, December 14

Premier Brian Pallister and all members of the legislative assembly have invited Manitobans to the annual Legislative Building open house.

The event takes place Saturday, Dec. 14, between 3 and 5 p.m. inside the Legislative Building.

As a kick off to the year-long celebration of our provinces 150th anniversary, Illuminate 150 will be happening outside the Legislative Building from 3 to 7 p.m. Illuminate 150 will transform the Manitoba Legislative Building and grounds into a dazzling display, illuminated by more than 300,000 LED lights and Manitoba-inspired installations from Lights of the North.

Admission is free. We encourage you to bring a non-perishable food item for the Christmas Cheer Board.

Open House Schedule:

Entertainment on the Grand Staircase:

3:00 p.m. - Piper Dennis T. Schindler - Clandeboye Pipes and Drums
Opening Comments
3:10 p.m - West Kildonan Collegiate
3:30 p.m. - Steinbach Regional Secondary School
3:50 p.m. - École Rivière-Rouge - Les Choristes de l’Ecole Riviere Rouge
4:10 p.m. - Prairie Rose Elementary School - Prairie Rose Touring Choir
4:30 p.m. - Frontenac School
4:50 p.m. - MLA Choir led by Mme Speaker

Wing and a Prayer - Carolers Touring the Building
Santa & Mrs. Claus - Touring Building
Balloons by Mike - Touring Building
Manitoba Education & Training - Festive Seasons Photos - Rotunda

Open First Floor

Celebrating 100 Years of:
Agriculture - Room 165
Education - Room 168
Finance - Room 103
Justice - Room 104

Room #172 - Leader of the Official Opposition Wab Kinew
Room #169 - Manitoba Liberals

Open Second Floor

Room #204 - Premier Brian Pallister
Room #227 - Government MLAs
Room #244 - Speaker of the Legislative Assembly
Room #200 - Manitoba Room
Room #260 -Legislative Reading Room
Room #235 - Blue Room - Lieutenant Governor’s Reception Room
Room #254 - Refreshments
Room #260 - Legislative Reading Room- Building Historical Display

Visitors interested in participating in a special Heritage Tour of some Minster’s Offices the day of the Christmas Open House, are to contact the Visitor Tour Program Office at (204) 945-5813 or by email at tour  by December 10th for more information and to reserve a spot. Spaces are limited, and will be available on a first come, first served basis. There is no charge for the tour.

Illuminate 150 Schedule

3-7 p.m. Free Family Activities:

  • Snow tube races, and snowshoe obstacle course
  • free gourmet hot chocolate and coffee,
  • interactive displays from Lights of the North,
  • and more!

5:30 p.m. - Formal welcome (Assiniboine Avenue side)

5:35 p.m. - Flip of the Switch to Illuminate the Manitoba Legislative Building and grounds

In addition, merchandise and food trucks will be on site.

The lights of Illuminate 150 will remain in place until July, providing a beautiful backdrop for a year of celebration.

Illuminate 150 is a chance for Manitoba to unite in celebration during the kickoff and throughout 2020.

Additional information on Manitoba 150 can be found at