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Best Christmas Lights Shows In Canada

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Christmas light shows and events can help you get out and have some fun during the cold Christmas season.

In Canada, it is a tradition for the country to organize and hold various light shows in different regions in the country. These events showcase incredible insights and mastery in decoration, celebration and scene lighting.

There are several events across the country, and you can look up your next Christmas vacation destination to see if the town holds any light show.

Staying a few more days to entertain yourself and family, and witness exquisite illumination achieved in these Christmas light shows will be a memorable experience.

Here are some of the popular light shows happening every Christmas in Canada:

1. Ottawa Christmas Lights Across Canada

This 2017, Ottawa will host yet another custom Christmas light celebration on Parliament Hill. It will be the 33rd show of Christmas-Lights-Across-Canada.

It was not only designed to kick-off the Christmas season in style but also showcases the Capital Region of Canada and highlights various landmarks and sites located along Confederation Boulevard.

There are thousands of twinkling lights along the avenue as each territory and province are allowed to come and paint their capital city. The lights usually start at the beginning of December and remain until the first week of January.

2. Toronto Cavalcade Of Lights

Toronto is known for its amazing display of fireworks, Canadian musical talents and skating party fun during the cavalcade of Christmas light shows happening each year. This event is often organized right in the heart of Toronto downtown in Nathan Philips Square.

The fun starts at 6 p.m. and goes on until late in the night. This year will be the 51st edition of the event, and you can expect household names and emerging talents in Canadian music world as well as some amazing moves for those who love skating.

3. Vancouver Festival Of Lights

Vancouver Festival Of Lights

Have you ever witnessed more than one million different lights placed in one region? If you haven’t, then you should book Vancouver this coming Christmas season.

VanDusen Botanical Garden quickly turns into a winter wonderland with magic-like effects through the differently-themed lighting sections.

You can also catch some dancing light shows at the lakeside or experience the fun of a gnome performance among other things. Oak Street offers a full month’s experience from 1st December to 31st for anyone interested.

4. Niagara Falls Winter Light Festival Ontario

This is yet another ecstatic Christmas light show held in Canada offering you 5 kilometers decorated with some 3,000,000+ Christmas lights.

The shows take place throughout December and January at Queen Victoria Park where you can witness the transition Niagara Falls goes through in becoming a wonderland.

You can catch the opening show, which is often the main attraction bringing thousands together although there is plenty time to experience the changes that take place over the two months as the lights are explicitly reflected and refracted through the waters.


There are several other Christmas light shows all across Canada all offering memorable experiences. Some of the popular ones include Calgary Lions Festival, Kingsville Light Fantasy, and Midland Sainte-Marie First Light Ceremony among many others.

You can always look for light shows around your neighborhood or the destination you choose to spend your Christmas season.

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