The 6 Best Christmas Lights Tours In Ontario

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The season of bright lights, red-nosed reindeers, and snowmen is upon us. That’s right! It might seem hard to believe, but Christmas is right around the corner. ‘Tis the season to enjoy some Christmas light tours. 

Taking a Christmas light tour with your family will create unforgettable memories — it’s also a great way to support your city and region. 

If you’re looking for something fun to do this holiday season, check out the 6 best Christmas light tours in Ontario!

1. Bingemans Gift of Lights — Kitchener

Admission: $20 (starting price per vehicle) | Purchase tickets

Display runs: November 13, 2021 until January 9, 2022

Bingemans Gift of Lights is one of the Waterloo Region’s grandest holiday traditions. Visitors can experience over 300 animated and static festive Christmas lights — and families don’t have to leave the comfort of their vehicles.

Enjoy these wonderful holiday displays while driving through two tunnels and listening to the Gift of Lights Radio at 103.3 FM.

A Christmas light display at Bingeman's Gift of Lights

2. Niagara Winter Festival of Lights — Niagara Falls

Admission: FREE (Donations accepted per vehicle.)

Display runs: November 13, 2021 until February 21, 2022

The Ontario Power Generation celebrates The Winter Festival of Lights in Niagara Falls. This amazing spectacle started 39 years ago and has grown to feature more than three million lights. This year, for the first time ever, the Festival will illuminate Niagara Falls for 101 nights!

People travel from all over to experience this incredible 8km illumination route of LED lights. From floral showhouses to giant polar bears and kissing swans, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

A moost made of Christmas lights at Niagara Falls Winter Festival

3. Alight At Night, Upper Canada Village — Morrisburg

Admission: Visit their website for details

Display runs: Visit their website for details

Alight At Night is a magical, heritage display of over one million lights. These lights drape buildings, fences, and trees to give the look of an unforgettable winter wonderland. It’s a truly remarkable way to visit Upper Canada Village in Morrisburg.

Grab your best sweaters and boots and take a wintery stroll you’ll always remember.

Alight at Night light display

4. Owen Sound Festival of Northern Lights

Admission: FREE

Display runs starting: November 20, 2021

The Festival of Northern Lights offers visitors nearly 400 holiday displays. Displays will be placed throughout Owen Sound’s downtown and there will also be a wide variety of displays in Harrison Park, including the Infinity Tunnel, and the Winter Wonderland Walking Path.  

A picture of the Festival of Northern Lights in Owen Sound

5. Toronto Christmas Market

Admission: Starting at $8 (Children under 5 are free)

Operates: November 18, 2021 – December 31, 2021

Come and enjoy some holiday lights and fun at the Toronto Christmas Market in Toronto’s incredible Distillery District. Make photographic memories in front of the massive Christmas tree, enjoy the ferris wheel, Santa’s house, and don’t forget to show some love at the Heart of Christmas.

A picture of the Toronto Christmas market

6. Cavalcade of Lights 2021

Admission: FREE

Display runs: November 27, 2021 (One night only!)

Toronto’s unofficial start to the holiday season begins with the Cavalcade of Lights at Nathan Phillips Square.

Thousands gather to see the lighting of Toronto’s official Christmas tree, enjoy live music, skate on the illuminated rink, see over 500,000 glittering LED Christmas lights, and, at the night’s end, revel in a must-see fireworks display. While the event is technically one night only, the light display will run for a month leading up to Christmas.

Fireworks at Nathan Phillips Square during the Cavalcade of Lights

This holiday season, get out of the house and take your family on a Christmas light tour. 

Need to fix your ride up for travelling? Contact Logel’s and we’ll help ensure that you enjoy some fun this winter.

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