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Friday December 1, 2023 to Sunday January 7
Bright Lights Windsor
Daily 5:30pm through 9:30pm
‘Tis the season for cherished traditions, and there’s no better way to continue the magic than with Bright Lights Windsor!
Bright Lights Windsor returns to Jackson Park to light up the night and bring the holiday spirit to life from December 1, 2023, to January 7, 2024. Visitors this year can enjoy a Bright Lights Windsor that’s bigger, better and brighter, and we can’t wait to welcome you!
Click here to view a map of Bright Lights 2023 displays and attractions.
Opening ceremonies take place this year at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, December 1, 2023, after which the event runs every night from 5:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. until January 7, 2024. Mike and Lisa from the Morning Drive on AM800 CKLW will be this year’s emcees for our opening night.
W.E Made It
Bright Lights Windsor also features the W.E. Made It: Bright Lights Market every Friday & Saturday December 1st through January 6th – your chance to support local and shop from artisans and makers each week!
This year’s theme is “Bright Lights Windsor: Where Tradition Shines” and the path this year takes you through a series of seasonally themed zones: The Enchanted Children’s Village; Wish Upon a Star; W.E. the North; Candy Cane Lane; Merry and Bright; Santa’s Workshop; Winter Wonderland and Peace and Love Around the World.
As always, there will be so many selfie opportunities!
The WE Made It: Holiday Market returns, sponsored by Tourism Windsor Essex Pelee Island in partnership with the Urban Art Market, Rose City Etsy Team and WindsorEats. New this year, the market will be complemented by a convenient seating area where you can enjoy a sip or a bite and relax in the glow of the lively shops nearby. The full holiday market will be open Fridays and Saturdays, with a partial market for food and beverages operating during the week. Along with the market, several excellent local food and beverage options will be available.
Click here the W.E. Made It Markets Guide to check out vendors available each weekend.
New for 2023
Chair Swings – Introducing new LED chair swings that bring enchantment to life as they illuminate the night with a vibrant array of colours. Your invited to swing beneath the stars and immerse yourself in the magical experience of these dynamic creations.
Step n’ Lights – A new mesmerizing light-tile area turns each step in your path into a magical experience. With vibrant colours and patterns responding to your every move and lighting your way, it’s a captivating spectacle for all ages.
New Train Station – This year, the children’s train ride is getting a charming new addition: a storybook train station. Make your family’s visit even more memorable as your little ones enjoy a whimsical journey through our magical light display with a stop at the brand new Libro Express Station. The Bright Lights Windsor train ride is the perfect family adventure. Sponsored by Libro Credit Union.
Santa’s New Bench – Join Santa as he unveils his brand new bench! Step into a world of holiday magic as your little ones have the chance to sit with Santa in the most magical setting. This stunning new area is designed to make your child’s visit with Santa more special and memorable than ever before. Sponsored by St. Clair College.
Singing Trees – Get ready to be enchanted by singing light trees. As you stroll through our wonderland, these trees come alive with harmonious melodies and dancing lights, creating a mesmerizing show that embodies the true spirit of the season.
Games Tent – Step into our Bright Lights Windsor world of LED-lit games. Inside the festive tent, you’ll discover a magical blend of traditional carnival fun, illuminated with captivating lights and colours that enhance the enchantment. It’s the perfect place for families and friends to share in the joy of play and embrace the magic of the season.
Adirondack Chairs and Fire Tables – Cozy up in welcoming Adirondack chairs and fire tables, courtesy of Creative Homescapes. These inviting spots provide the perfect pause in your journey, offering a chance to relax, chat, and soak in the seasonal ambience.
Sensory friendly “Silent Nights” are offered on Tuesday evenings. The lights will be on, but sound will be muted and strobe elements paused so the display can be enjoyed in a peaceful environment that is accommodating to sensory sensitivities.
Encouraging Windsor’s incredible charitable spirit will be a priority once again this year, and each week will have a designated hut for a Community Giving Partner to showcase. (Weekly partners to be announced at a later date.) In addition, W.E. Care for Kids will be onsite with hot chocolate on weekends for the duration of the event.
Venue: Jackson Park
125 Tecumseh Rd. East
Windsor, Ontario N8Z 2P7 Canada