CTVNewsOttawa.ca takes a look at Christmas and holiday light displays and events to check out in Ottawa and Eastern Ontario this holiday season.
MAGIC OF LIGHTS
Magic of Lights is a dazzling driving Christmas lights experience featuring favorite holiday scenes and characters of the season.
The magic of lights continues every night at Wesley Clover Parks until January 8.
Every Magic of Lights ticket benefits CHEO.
For tickets, visit https://magicoflights.com/events/ottawa/.
CHRISTMAS LIGHTS ACROSS CANADA
Light-up experiences await you in downtown Ottawa during Christmas Lights Across Canada from December 8 to January 7.
Don’t miss the new multimedia projection on Parliament Hill.
“Come experience the nocturnal odyssey of the luminous sparks that awaken during the Canadian winter solstice. Their mission is to light up winter evenings,” said Canadian Heritage. “The bright sparks roam the many landscapes of Canada. By overcoming obstacles, they will gain help in accomplishing their important task.”
You can also check out the Trail of Lights in Canada’s Capital Region. Let yourself be charmed by the thousands of dazzling lights that illuminate the heart of the capital.
For more information, visit https://www.canada.ca/en/canadian-heritage/campaigns/christmas-lights.html.
VILLAGE OF LIGHTS VINTAGE
The Cumberland Heritage Village Museum features Vintage Village of Lights.
Departure with lights on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from December 3 to December 19 from 3 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Prior registration is required. Tickets will not be available for purchase at the door.
A COUNTRY CHRISTMAS AT SAUNDERS FARM
Saunders Farm presents a Country Christmas Drive-Thru sound and light experience through its 180-year-old family farm and forest.
The Country Christmas Light and Sound Show runs from Saturday, December 4 through December 30.
Customers visiting Saunders Farm for the drive-thru experience do not need to be vaccinated. All guests 13 years and older must be fully vaccinated to visit the Farm Shop, Cider House and Christmas Tree Lot.
For more information, visit https://saundersfarm.com/.
CHRISTMAS VILLAGE AT STANLEY’S FARM OLDE MAPLE LANE
Celebrate Christmas at Stanley’s Olde Maple Lane Farm in Edwards, Ontario.
Take a walk in the forest and visit the elves in their village. Play games, sing songs, and maybe even meet a surprise visitor from the North Pole.
The Christmas Village begins on December 4.
For more information and tickets, visit https://stanleysfarm.com/family-fun/.
OTTAWA CHRISTMAS MARKET
The Ottawa Christmas Market returns to Lansdowne this holiday season.
Enjoy holiday shopping, entertainment and local flavors every weekend until December 19.
For more information, visit www.ottawachristmasmarket.com.
TREES OF HOPE
Fairmont Château Laurier presents Trees of Hope for CHEO.
Businesses and organizations decorate the Christmas trees, which will be displayed in the main areas of the hotel during the holiday season.
For more information, visit https://treesofhope.ca/.
LIGHTING THE NIGHT AT UPPER CANADA VILLAGE
Over a million lights are on display at Upper Canada Village during the holiday season.
Alight at Night is considered Eastern Ontario’s largest outdoor light festival.
Lights adorn the heritage buildings, trees and fences of Upper Canada Village, creating a one-of-a-kind magical backdrop for its annual Lights Out at Night festival.
Alight at Night until January 1
Visit uppercanadavillage.com for details and tickets.
Atelier St. Nick at Alight at Night at Upper Canada Village in Morrisburg, Ont.
RIVER OF LIGHTS IN BROCKVILLE
The Brockville River of Lights features over 70,000 lights set to music on Blockhouse Island. Tune your car radio to 88.1 and enjoy the show from the comfort of your vehicle.
The River of Lights is a free, family-friendly event that runs until January 2, 2022.
For more information, visit www.brockville.com/riveroflights.
The River of Lights in Brockville, Ontario. in December 2020. (Nate Vandermeer/CTV News Ottawa)
CELEBRATION OF LIGHTS AT SMITHS FALLS
Celebrate the magic of the holiday season with a Centennial Park Lights Tour in Smiths Falls.
Beginning November 29 and ending on New Year’s Eve, the Celebration of Lights is your chance to experience festival displays under the stars.
For more information, visit https://www.smithsfalls.ca/events/event/smiths-falls-celebration-of-lights-2021/.
FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS IN PERTH
The city of Perth invites you to the Festival of Lights.
Admire the decorated Christmas trees from outside the Crystal Palace.
A Community Christmas tree will also be illuminated outside the Crystal Palace. Everyone is invited to hang a red ornament to thank frontline workers for all they have provided since the start of the pandemic.
For more information, visit https://www.perth.ca/en/visit/festival-of-lights.aspx#.
IAN CHRISTMAS ADVENTURE PARK
Celebrate Christmas at Ian’s Christmas Adventure Park in Beckwith, Ontario.
Meet Santa Claus, enjoy hay rides and a children’s farm, mazes, an ice rink and hiking trails.
Ian’s Christmas Park is open Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in December.
For more information, visit https://www.ianschristmaspark.ca/.
ENCHANTED HOLIDAY TOUR
Enjoy the Enchanted Holiday Drive at the Korner Track from Karters in Ottawa.
The drive-thru experience features special effects, innovative lighting and fantastic production.
The Enchanted Holiday Drive runs from December 1 to December 23.
For tickets, visit https://www.enchantedottawa.ca/.
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