Christmas Lights Are Lit Around The Region With More To Come

This weekend saw the first batch of Santa Claus Parades and also the lighting of many lights around the various regions. If you are looking to take a trip with the family to see some of the lighting displays currently available you won’t find any shortage, though there are still many more to come by the end of the month and into December. To help make sure you don’t miss any of the brilliant displays here is a quick list of the Light Displays, where you will find them, and when they run!

 

KITCHENER

Gift of Lights from Nov 16 – Jan 4 at 425 Bingemans Centre Drive

Gift of Lights is a family-friendly drive-thru holiday light display with two tunnels and more animated and static light displays than ever before! Over 300 animated and static light displays to be exact. Enjoy this holiday spectacle from inside the comfort of your own vehicle and tune into Gift of Lights Radio at 103.3FM. Find more at www.bingemans.com

 

NIAGARA FALLS

Winter Festival of Lights from Nov 16 – Jan 12

The most enchanting of Niagara attractions has become a holiday tradition for over one million visitors from around the globe. Spectacular light displays, the Fallsview Sound and Light Show, Holiday Lights Tours and over 3 million lights displayed along the Niagara Parkway, Dufferin Islands and Niagara Falls. It is one of the Top 100 Festivals and Events in Ontario and you can find more at www.wfol.com

 

TORONTO

Aurora Winter Festival from Nov 22 – Jan 5 at Ontario Place, West Island

Toronto’s Ontario Place will be transformed into a magical winter wonderland with a beautiful skating rink, a tube park, massive light displays, a Christmas Market, amusement rides, food gardens, magical characters, and plenty of other exciting activities. Experience Canada’s largest winter festival this holiday season. More information available at www.aurorawinterfestival.com/toronto/

 

VAUGHAN

Winterfest from Nov 22 – Dec 31 at Canada’s Wonderland on Select Nights

Canada’s Wonderland will be magically transformed into a winter wonderland full of enchantment and holiday cheer during WinterFest! Become immersed in the season’s spirit with spectacular holiday lights and décor, world-class live entertainment, savoury treats and fanciful Christmas activities. Our holiday event is sure to bring joy to boys and girls of all ages, from one to ninety-nine! There is more to learn at www.canadaswonderland.com

 

TORONTO

Christmas Glow from Nov 28 – Jan 4 at the Toronto Congress Centre’s North Building

Laugh, stroll and play under the twinkle of a million lights as you explore the light gardens and illuminated structures. Let the playgrounds entertain the kids for hours, while you kick back at our licensed bar and enjoy some seasonal beverages, delicious food, and live music. Shop the vendor market, showcasing the best local artisans and boutique businesses, alongside delicious food and drink options. www.glowgardens.com/toronto-christmas/

 

BRANTFORD

Brantford Lights from Nov 29 – Jan 1 at Glenhyrst Art Gallery

Glenhyrst Art Gallery is transformed into a winter wonderland. Visit nightly to enjoy the magical displays this holiday season. www.glenhyrst.ca/events-calendar/

 

BURLINGTON

Lakeside Festival of Lights from Nov 29 – Jan 8 at Spencer Smith Park

Come share your holiday spirit with family and friends while strolling through the 60 magical lighting displays set up at Spencer Smith Park. Wander through the park with family and friends, or get a view of the themed displays while driving along Lakeshore Road at the city’s waterfront. It’s a magical sight for the whole family, especially the young at heart. www.burlingtonfestivaloflights.com/

 

CAMBRIDGE

Christmas in Cambridge from Nov 29 – Jan at Multiple locations

Throughout the month of December, residents and visitors can enjoy spectacular Christmas light displays in four locations throughout the city: interactive light displays in Central Park; Christmas trees in Hespeler Village, Queen’s Square; and the lights and CAMBRIDGE sign at City Hall. In addition to the light displays there are several events taking place throughout the season. Also one of the Top 100 Festivals and Events in Ontario. More at www.christmasincambridge.ca

 

LONDON

Winter Wonderland from Nov 30 – Dec 31 at Victoria Park

Victoria Park is lit for the holiday season with more than 75,000 lights decorating trees in the park. There are a variety of festive displays and an outdoor skating rink. View the Winter Wonderland lights from the City Hall Promenade Deck, 12th floor of City Hall on select evenings. www.londontourism.ca/Events/Winter-Wonderland

 

SIMCOE

Christmas Panorama of Lights from Nov 30 – Jan 5 at the Downtown parks

Thousands of lights and over 60 themed displays transform Simcoe’s downtown parks into a winter wonderland. Another of the Top 100 Festivals and Events in Ontario! Stroll the parkland at your leisure or step aboard our horse-drawn trolley available most weekends in December. Visitors are sure to enjoy our small town hospitality. www.simcoepanorama.ca/

 

TORONTO

Cavalcade of Lights from Nov 30 – Dec 31 at Nathan Phillips Square

The Cavalcade of Lights event will mark the official start to the holiday season in Toronto on Nov 30. The 53rd annual celebration will feature the first lighting of Toronto’s 60-foot Christmas tree, live musical performances, circus arts, a skating party and a spectacular fireworks display. The tree will light up Nathan Phillips Square until New Year’s Eve.

www.toronto.ca/explore-enjoy/festivals-events/cavalcade-of-lights/

 

WATERLOO

Wonders of Winter from Nov 30 – Dec 31 at Waterloo Park

Over 100 colourful and fun displays while over 100 thousand light bulbs light up Waterloo Park. Enjoy horse-drawn trolley rides; visit Santa’s Workshop, view the Nativity Scene, get a photo inside the huge Wonders of Winter Photo Frame; and don’t miss the Opening Celebration on Nov 30 that includes the turning on of the lights and a fireworks show! www.wondersofwinter.ca/

 

TORONTO

A Nutcracker Christmas At The Castle from Dec 1 – Dec 31 at Casa Loma

Guests can explore the holiday magic of Casa Loma. Wander through the dazzling lighting display in the gardens and experience all of Casa Loma’s holiday festivities as well as an outdoor holiday Christmas Market. https://casaloma.ca/project/a-nutcracker-christmas-at-the-castle/

 

BURLINGTON

Winter Lights at the Rock from Dec 6 – Jan 5 on Weekends + Dec 23, 30 & Jan 2 at the Royal Botanical Gardens

Thousands of festive lights lead you through a winter wonderland of charming Christmas melodies, festive sips and bites and the Escarpment Train Exhibit. This unique holiday experience provides a special evening for you and your loved ones to capture those perfect holiday memories! www.rbg.ca/winterlights

 

KITCHENER

Christmas Fantasy of Lights from Dec 7 – Jan 8 at Victoria Park

Bring the whole family out for some holiday cheer! View the spectacular display of festive lights that adorn Victoria Park’s buildings, trees and bridges. www.kitchenerevents.ca/

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