Alight at Night

Eastern Ontario’s Biggest Outdoor Light Festival

Bundle up for an evening stroll through this picture-perfect postcard setting! Close to 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 true winter wonderland!

Carousel Corner – New at Alight at Night

Something new and magical is coming to Alight at Night! Families will discover a colourful vintage 1965 merry-go-round of prancing horses that will be offering rides for young visitors*. For a keepsake photo, gather around a life-size reproduction carousel horse set up especially for picture taking in a booth nearby. More memories can be captured in our festival portrait frame, and couples can cuddle for a kiss on a Mistletoe loveseat. Warm-you up beverages will be for sale at the outdoor Carousel Corner Café, where two new holiday huts will each offer a cozy shelter to snuggle up in.

*Carousel rides are for visitors under 100 lbs in weight. Parents or other guardians can stand alongside the horses their children will ride upon. Riders must be 36” tall or be accompanied by an adult.

Dates & Times
2018 Dates
November 30 Open 5pm - 9pm
December 1, 2 Open 5pm - 9pm
December 6, 7, 8, 9 Open 5pm - 9pm
December 13, 14, 15, 16 Open 5pm - 9pm
December 18 Accessibility Night 
Reservations Needed
December 20, 21, 22, 23 Open 5pm - 9pm
December 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31 Open 5pm - 9pm
Jan 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 Open 5pm - 9pm
Please note ticket sales end a half hour before closing time.
Adult (13-64) $16.00
Senior (65+) $16.00
Youth (5-12) $12.00
Child (4 or under) FREE
Accessibility Night
Per person $15.00

The admission rates do not include HST.
Admission also includes a wagon ride, train ride (subject to availability) and parking.


"This was my 6th visit to this event. It is a wonderful way to see Upper Canada Village in the winter."


"This is a family favorite as far as experiences go. The kids love the lights and the wagon ride and it's nice to look around in the gift shop at the end of it all. I found the prices in the shop rather high this year."


"The lights of the village over the Christmas Holliday is amazing. So much work , so well done. The kids love it and of course seeing Santa. Well worth making the trip with the family every year."

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