Alight at Night

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. Read our TOP TEN TIPS to discover all there is to enjoy during your visit to Alight at Night!!

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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, shopping and other seasonal surprises all add to the ambience of the event.

2016 will mark the event's 16th year, and the 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! Santa will be at Upper Canada Village from December 2 to December 23, 2016. (Let us take your family holiday portrait (fee applies) or take your own!)

Alternatively, spend an afternoon with Saint Nick at our Fun & Lunch with Santa on Saturday, December 3.

Dates & Times
Dec 7 - Dec 10 5pm - 9pm
(Sat Dec 9 from 4 until 10 pm)
Dec 14 - Dec 17 5pm - 9pm
(Sat Dec 16 from 4 until 10 pm)
Dec 21 - Dec 23 5pm - 9pm
(Sat Dec 23 from 4 until 10 pm)
Dec 26 - Jan 6 5pm - 9pm
(Sat Dec 30 & Sat Jan 6 from 4 until 10)
Please note ticket sales end a half hour before closing time.
Adult (13-64) $14 + tax
Youth (6-12) $10 + tax
Senior (65+) $12 + tax
Child (5 or under) FREE

Admission also includes a wagon ride, train ride, ferris wheel (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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