Winter Light Festivals in Ontario

Winter Light Festivals in Ontario

Photo: Glow Christmas, Nov 30 to Dec 31, 2022 @ Toronto Congress Centre

Brighten up the longer nights of winter by visiting a Festival of Lights! These magical events are an experience that kids and couples shouldn’t miss, and with more and more events being held each year it’s easy to find one (or two!) near you! Most events require advance tickets so plan ahead to avoid disappointment!

Winter Light Festivals in Ontario

Mark your 2022 winter calendars for these illuminating displays


Holiday Nights of Lights

An unforgettable experience for the whole family with both indoor and outdoor attractions. Features: Ice Sculptures, Mechanical Rides, Bouncy Castles, Games, Magicians, DJs, Food, Shopping and live shows running daily along with our roarrrring animatronic dinosaurs. An immersive experience not to be missed!


Glow Christmas

Step out from the cold and into the warmth and magic of Glow Christmas! Like being transported straight into a Christmas storybook, holiday-lovers of all ages can delight in the joys of the season without commuting to the North Pole.


Journey into Enchantment

Drive and experience one of the largest Christmas and Holiday Light Show in the GTA! Witness 2 million lights in the comfort of your very own vehicle! Special Annual Appearance by Santa! Journey into Enchantment is an Annual Christmas event for the whole family. Journey offers a fun family-friendly twist to the Christmas holiday season.

Terra Lumina 2022
Nov 4, 2022 
to Jan 14, 2023
Toronto Zoo
Terra Lumina is the eleventh unique experience created in Moment Factory’s Lumina night walk series. After nightfall at the Toronto Zoo, you are invited to pursue an immersive experience along a 1.5 km walking path that travels into the future ...
Eclipse – Walk with Light
Nov 11, 2022 
to Mar 18, 2023
Muskoka Heritage Place
Eclipse “Walk with Light” is a unique sound to light night walk at Muskoka Heritage Place in Huntsville, Ontario. Enjoy thousands of interactive lights that respond to the sound of your voice! Visitors will follow a pat of light through ...
Niagara Falls Winter Festival of Lights
Nov 18, 2023 
to Jan 7, 2024
Niagara Falls Ontario
101 Nights of Twinkling Lights The most enchanting of Niagara Falls attractions, the annual Winter Festival of Lights is Canada’s largest FREE outdoor light festival. Experience the spectacular displays with millions of lights and larger-than-life displays across the tourism districts. ...
Canadian Tire Christmas Trail
Nov 12, 2022 
to Dec 23, 2022
Black Creek Pioneer Village
In celebration of Canadian Tire’s 100th birthday, The Canadian Tire Christmas Trail is back to make this the Christmas of the century. The drive-along experience takes guests on an enchanted 1.5-kilometre journey through thousands of twinkling lights, interactive displays, and ...
Jingle Bell Rock
Nov 17, 2023 
to Jan 6, 2024
Experience the magic and wonder of the Region’s most spectacular and dazzling light displays this holiday season. Bask in the beauty and wonderment of Gift of Lights; a drive through experience, featuring over 300 animated and static light displays and ...
Holiday Magic Light Trail
Nov 18, 2023 
to Jan 7, 2024
Blue Mountain Village
Step into a world where every street sparkles with twinkling lights, every building is wrapped in holiday bows, and the air is filled with festive tunes and jolly jingles. Enjoy merry holiday entertainment, Santa sightings, an illuminated winter trail, cozy dining experiences, ...
RGB Winter Wonders
Nov 23, 2023 
to Jan 7, 2024
Hendrie Park
This unique outdoor experience guides visitors along Hendrie Park’s picturesque pathways adorned with charming festive lights, new interactive light to sound installations, and magical displays that celebrate the magic of the winter season. Stroll through our breathtaking garden to the ...
Twinkle After Dark
Nov 24, 2022 
to Dec 28, 2022
Country Heritage Park
Celebrate the holiday season at Twinkle After Dark, a fully illuminated Country Walk-Through experience. Set in the beautiful country setting of Country Heritage Park. Brought to you by Ontario’s award-winning Halloween event, Pumpkins After Dark. Featuring historic buildings, holiday projections, ...
Fairway of Lights
Nov 25, 2022 
to Jan 28, 2023
Angus Glen Golf Club
Angus Glen Golf Club is excited to bring back our annual walking light show experience, Fairway of Lights. The illuminated 1 km walking path takes guests on a magical adventure on our North Course, beginning on Coyote Trail and circling ...
Journey into Enchantment
Dec 1, 2023 
to Jan 7, 2024
Journey into Enchantment Halton Hills Location
Experience a magical Christmas and holiday season like never before! Take a 2km drive through a breathtaking display. See Santa and his reindeer, happy elves, and more. It will fill your heart with joy and wonder. And that’s not all! ...
Cavalcade of Lights
Nov 26, 2022 
to Jan 7, 2023
Nathan Phillips Square
Experience the magic of the holiday season with the much-loved Cavalcade of Lights presented by Desjardins Financial Group at Nathan Phillips Square. Inspired by international lantern, fire and light festivals, this year’s festivities will transform City Hall and its surrounds ...
Light Up the Square - Festival of Lights
Nov 26, 2022 
to Nov 26, 2022
Mississauga Celebration Square
It’s the official kick-off to the winter season, featuring the lighting of the Christmas Tree, live entertainment, ice skating, food trucks, and so much more! Enjoy a magical evening filled with dazzling lights and spectacular entertainment! Official opening of the ...
Glow Christmas
Nov 30, 2022 
to Dec 31, 2022
Toronto Congress Centre
Step out from the cold and into the warmth and magic of Glow Christmas! Like being transported straight into a Christmas storybook, holiday-lovers of all ages can delight in the joys of the season without commuting to the North Pole. ...
Ball's Falls Holiday Trail
Dec 1, 2022 
to Jan 8, 2023
The Holiday Trail is an outdoor, evening trail walk experience featuring a 1.5 km (round trip) illuminated path through natural areas along the Niagara Escarpment and Twenty Mile Creek and through the 1800’s heritage village of Glen Elgin at Ball’s ...
Alight at Night
Dec 1, 2023 
to Dec 26, 2023
Upper Canada Village
Bundle up for an evening stroll through this picture-perfect postcard setting! Over one million lights adorn the heritage buildings, trees, and fences of Upper Canada Village creating a one-of-a-kind magical backdrop for its annual Alight at Night Festival – a ...
Northern Lights
Dec 1, 2022 
to Jan 8, 2023
Grand Bizarre at Exhibition Place
Wrap yourself up in Toronto’s most immersive outdoor holiday experience! Bring your festive spirit and explore everything you love about the most wonderful time of the year! Featuring: SPIRIT OF THE HOLIDAYS Larger-than-life holiday décor, light installations, and incredible photo ...
WILD Winter Festival of Lights
Dec 2, 2022 
to Dec 23, 2022
Canadian Tire Mosport Park
Soper Creek Wildlife Rescue is excited to bring you the 3rd Annual WILD Winter Festival of Lights! Last year’s event was a great success, allowing us to donate over $50,000 to charities in need. Thank you to our guests, and ...
Dec 28, 2023 
to Feb 19, 2024
Mountsberg Conservation Area
The wooded trails at Mountsberg are always beautiful in the wintertime but now we have made them more magical than ever! The Winterlit Trail features a unique and stunning lighting experience with inspirational art installations along the trail. Also, the ...
illumi by Cavalia
Jan 1, 2023 
to Apr 9, 2023
illumi Mississauga
Illumi – A Dazzling World of Lights is Cavalia’s latest creation: a magical and captivating nocturnal journey created with thousands of monumental light sculptures.  An epic multimedia journey around the world – As darkness falls, illumi ignites the night with ...
Blumination Light Trail
Jan 9, 2023 
to Feb 28, 2023
Blue Mountain Village
The Blumination Light Trail is a one-kilometer, illuminated winter stroll through the Village, around the Mill Pond and straight through your imagination. Dine, shop and celebrate Blue by Light. Every evening at dusk. Check out all there is to do ...

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