Festivals & Events Ontario (FEO) is excited to share with you 2016 Top 100 Festivals and Events and Best New Festival award winner celebrating the Holiday Season.
Get cozy with a mug of something hot and sweet and tour through seasonally lit parks and streets taking in all the season has to offer!
OPG Winter Festival of Lights Nov 19 – Jan 31 (Niagara Falls) www.wfol.com Awarded FEO “Festival of Distinction”. Visit North Americas premier illumination festival, enjoy dazzling light displays along its 5+km illumination route - Niagara Parks, past the Falls, through Dufferin Islands and surrounding areas!
Niagara Falls Santa Claus Parade Nov 19 (Niagara Falls) www.niagarafalls.ca Parade at 11am from Victoria Ave. To Armoury St. Travelling north along Victoria to Valley Way, right onto Valley Way, right onto Queen St. Ending at City Hall.
River Lights Winter Festival Nov 19 – Dec 18 (Amherstburg) www.riverlights.ca Visit one of the prettiest towns in Ontario for a winter wonderland experience! 2 delightfully decorated parks and warm up at the new Gingerbread House at Toddy Jones Park. Victorian and Children's themed LED light displays, period costumes, horse drawn carriage rides and carollers bell ringers
First Light at Sainte-Marie among the Hurons Nov 24 – Dec 10 (Midland) www.saintemarieamongthehurons.on.ca (Thurs to Sat Evenings) A 17th century holiday season celebration. Under the magical glow of 5,000 candFles, enjoy an enchanted evening on the historic site, with First Nations drumming and singing.
Village Noel Temiskaming Nov 24 – 26 (Temiskaming Shores) www.villagenoel.com Awarded “Best New Festival”. Local artisans will excite your senses with the sights, sounds and smells of Christmas. The Village Noël will remind of you of a European cultural gathering. A unique winter experience that is well worth the trip to New Liskeard!
DECEMBER’S HOLIDAY HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE:
Christkindl Market Dec 1 – Dec 4 (Kitchener) www.christkindl.ca Every Christmas, since medieval times, towns & cities across Germany come alive with the sights & sounds of Christmas. Kitchener City Hall is home to Canada's original Festival of German Christmas.
Alight at Night Festival Dec 2 – Dec 31 (Morrisburg) www.uppercanadavillage.com Over a million lights transform historic Upper Canada Village into Ontario’s largest outdoor light festival, with horse-drawn wagon rides, Toy Train, ferris wheel, Saint Nick & holiday festivities.
Discover why Ontario is the place to celebrate this delightful festive season! Visit www.festivalsandeventsontario.ca to find a complete listing of this year’s Top100 Festivals and Events in Ontario and more.