All things Merry & Bright!

Christmas lights twinkling bright! Join us all holiday season at the light festivals across the region. Create lasting holiday memories & traditions by checking out our four largest experiences.


Bright Lights Windsor

December 2, 2022 – January 8, 2023

Create memories that will last a lifetime at Bright Lights Windsor in Jackson Park. Your free experience includes:

  • This year’s theme is “Take It All In,” and our path this year takes you through a series of exciting zones: Wish Upon a Star; Winter Wonderland; the new Royal Promenade in honour of Her Majesty, the late Queen Elizabeth II; Santa’s Workshop; Peace & Love Around the World; W.E. the North, and the new Children’s Enchanted Village, and fun new selfie stations.
  • The WE Made It: Holiday Market returns, sponsored by Tourism Windsor Essex Pelee Island every Friday & Saturday. Click here for a list of artisans participating in each weeks market.
  • Sensory friendly “Silent Nights” are offered on Tuesday evenings.
  • Encouraging Windsor’s incredible charitable spirit will be a priority once again this year, and each week we will have a designated hut for a Community Giving Partner to showcase.

Click here for more details.

AMHERSTBURG RIVER LIGHTS WINTER FESTIVAL

November 19, 2022 – January 8, 2023

100’s of customized LED light displays light up the towns two main parks. Toddy Jones Park features whimsical, playful displays for the kids and the kid at heart to enjoy. King’s Navy Yard Park will be home to traditional displays that showcase the warm hearted feel of the season with carolers, angels, soldiers and more. The downtown businesses are lit up for the holiday season too!

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LASALLE HOLIDAY LIGHTS

Friday November 25, 2022 – Sunday January 8, 2023

This outdoor light display has transformed the LaSalle Civic Centre into a beautiful outdoor walk-through holiday and light experience, including numerous ornamental/holiday lighting displays and a forty-foot-tall walk-through Christmas tree.

Click here for more details

KINGSVILLE FANTASY OF LIGHTS

Friday November 19, 2022 – Wednesday January 4th, 2023

Kingsville’s Fantasy of Lights Celebration begins Saturday, November 19, 2022, with the annual Santa Claus Parade, followed by opening ceremonies at Lakeside Park. The parade starts at Jasperson and Main Street at 5:00 pm. After the parade, join us in the upper bowl of Lakeside Park for Christmas music and hot chocolate, and watch Santa flick the switch to light up the displays. We’ll end the evening with fireworks.

Click here for more details

Even More  Ways To Light Up Your Night

Essex Holiday Lights Tour

November 24, 2022 – January 7, 2023

Residents are encouraged to submit a photo of their home or business holiday display online at www.essex.ca/LightsTour to showcase their property on the interactive tour map. Take a self-guided tour of the holiday displays included on the tour and nominate your favourite property!

Williams Light Show

November 29 – December 26, 2022

With over 63,000 light bulbs that shimmer, twinkle, flash and change colors to holiday favorites. Tune in to FM 91.5 to hear the music from the comfort of your own car. 24 Marshwoods Blvd, Kingsville ON (across from Kingsville golf course).

Ford City Flicker 2022

Runs until December 31

The 2nd Annual Ford City Flicker Decoration Contest. Stroll through Ford City and then vote here for your favourite decorations and you’ll be entered to win Ford City goodies.

The Hap-Hap Happiest Lighting Event

3015 Dominion Rd.

Saturday December 3rd at 6pm – join for the house lighting! Serving hot chocolate, coffee and cookies. A special guest will be arriving this year!

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