|Getting in the spirit of the holidays with Bingemans’ Gift of Lights|
KITCHENER, Ont. — An illuminating two-kilometre drive through Bingemans campground is putting Waterloo Region into the Christmas spirit.
With more than 30 static and animated displays boasting one million twinkling lights — including a 200-foot light tunnel as the stunning conclusion — Bingemans’ Gift of Lights opened to rave reviews.
“We’re very excited hearing and seeing guests’ reactions to the displays,” says Mark Bingeman, President of Bingemans. “The feedback has been overwhelmingly positive. People are travelling from an hour away — sometimes more — and are very glad they made the drive. We are looking forward to adding new and exciting holiday experiences to Gift of Lights next year.”
With Christmas classics like Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Frosty the Snowman, Santa Claus is Coming to the Town, Jingle Bells and We Wish you a Merry Christmas — among others — drifting out of Gift of Lights radio on 100.1 FM to highlight the drive, Gift of Lights will be open weekends until December 8th when it will open daily until January 1st.
For hours of operation please visit Bingemans.com.
The Gift of Lights was incredibly well-received on its opening weekend. Some of the thoughts on the first of its kind display in Southern Ontario:
“It’s not just a light display – it’s a total Holiday experience. We enjoyed a hot apple cider and festive music on the radio as my family and I drove through. Seeing the excitement on my kids’ faces is a holiday memory I will cherish for years.”
— Megan C.
“What a wonderful treat to have in our region. The driving tour is very well put together and offers both creative and traditional light displays that my whole family enjoyed. We loved the Christmas music that accompanied the lights as well. The Gift of Lights truly is a gift to the Region and kicked started the Christmas Spirit for my family.”
— Elizabeth P.
“The Gift of Lights was a fabulous experience. The age range in our car was 13 – 47 years old and we all loved it and found it exciting. What a great idea, loved the fact that it was not advertising, that it was an actual Christmas display.”
— Liz D.
“The Gift of Lights experience in one word would be, ‘Awesome!’ My two grandchildren and my Aunt all loved the displays, the tunnel was cool.”
— Jo-Ann L.
“I thought it was excellent, the displays brought smiles and laughter. A quiet, peaceful drive.”
— Tristen D.
“This exciting, brand new Christmas spectacular is an amazing show of lights for Waterloo Region. If you haven't seen it yet this Christmas; I suggest you do! Truly a ‘gift’ of lights for you and yours from Bingemans this Christmas season.”
— Donna D.
“Nothing other than amazing. The family and I went to see the light display last night and it is worth the drive to Kitchener. Load your family up and head on out you will absolutely love it.”
— Debra S.
“It was so great and my son was mesmerized by all the lights!”
— Vivian V.
Admission prices are $20 for cars, $40 for limos and $100 for buses and limo buses.
For more information, please visit bingemans.com/gift-of-lights.php. Join the conversation on social media; follow Bingemans on Instagram and Twitter @Bingemans, Like it on Facebook and watch exclusive video on YouTube.
Waterloo Region’s leader in entertainment and hospitality, Bingemans is a multi-use amusement park and campground located in Kitchener, Ont.,that provides the very best in family fun, recreation and family camping. Explore FunworX all year long, a three-level indoor playground for children of all ages, boasting an arcade, climbing wall, ropes course and more.
Bingemans is also home to Canada’s largest Boston Pizza, 28 lanes of 10-pin bowling at Kingpin Bowlounge, billiards, ping pong, outdoor beach volleyball and outstanding banquet and catering facilities. And don’t miss Bingemans this winter season at their Annual Holiday Gala, Christmas Day Buffet, Kids New Year’s Eve at FunworX and Gift of Lights – an absolute must-see this holiday. The camping resort features sites for tents, trailers and RVs, seasonal camping, yurts and cabins. With a heated wave pool, Spray “n” Play for kids and huge waterslides, Big Splash Waterpark is a great spot to cool down in summer’s heat.