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!

Each year Upper Canada Village is transformed into this one-of-a-kind holiday setting with new seasonal activities and awe inspiring lighting. 

Come experience the enchantment of horse-drawn wagons through the night. Book a romantic carriage ride for two on the Pommier Carriage (rides are limited so book early.) Hop on board a life-size Toy Train. Holiday music including carolling at Christ Church, festive dining, hopping and other seasonal surprises all add to the ambience of the event. Alight at Night Festival remains a favourite family tradition, and one of the region's main attractions in a variety of fun-filled Overnight Getaway Packages.

Don't forget to stop by Saint Nick's Merry Mansion (Crysler Hall) to visit our Victorian Saint Nick and tell him your Christmas wishes! Let us take your family holiday portrait (fee applies) or take your own!

Dates & Times
Dec 1, 2, 3 Open 5pm - 9pm
Dec 6 Accessibility Night 
Reservations Needed
Dec 7, 8, 9, 10 Open 5pm - 9pm
Dec 14, 15, 16, 17 Open 5pm - 9pm
Dec 21, 22, 23 Open 5pm - 9pm
Dec 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31 Open 5pm - 9pm
Jan 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 Open 5pm - 9pm
Please note ticket sales end a half hour before closing time.
Adult (13-64) $15.95
Youth (6-12) $11.95
Senior (65+) $13.95
Child (5 or under) FREE

Admission also includes a wagon ride, train ride (subject to availability) and parking.


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"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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