A bright and warm experience awaits you from November 30, 2020, to January 7, 2021.


All Canadians across the country will be able to enjoy Christmas Lights Across Canada for its 36th edition.

With it being dark SO EARLY NOW (ugh) it’s nice to brighten up your neighbourhood with the sights of Christmas.

One of the best parts about Christmas are the lights! We know food comas are great, and spending time at your in-laws eventhoughyoudon’twantto is your all time FAVOURITE during the holidays (/s)… the lights everywhere surprisingly makes everything better and one of the best Christmas light experiences around in is Christmas Lights Across Canada. 


This FREE FAMILY experience has been around since 1985, Christmas Lights Across Canada was introduced to highlight the wonderful monuments and sites you see along Confederation Boulevard.. did we mention it was FREE?

From November 30 – January 7 (2021) you will see THOUSANDS of glowing and dazzling holiday lights on display at Parliament Hill, national museums, embassies and other significant sites.


IllumiNATION — A celebration of lights across Canada

From December 17, 2020, to January 7, 2021, let yourself be dazzled by IllumiNATION! The virtual show takes you on a magical cross-Canada journey that will amaze young and old alike.

View the premier of the virtual show on Thursday, December 17 at 8 pm (ET).

Includes: Numerous artistic performances in the company of Gregory Charles and various talented Canadians!

Pathway of lights in Canada’s capital region

From November 30, 2020, to January 7, 2021

Every evening, from 5:30 pm to 1 am

Be charmed by the thousands of dazzling holiday lights that brighten Confederation Boulevard, Canada’s ceremonial route that circles the heart of the Capital. Follow the route and admire the illuminated sites including the National War Memorial, the Garden of Provinces and Territories and the view from the Alexandra Bridge.



It’s not just the capital of Canada participating, but every capital city across each province and territory will be showcasing their unique style of celebrating this special season.

Getting older, finding the magic of the season IS a lot harder to do. Gift giving seems to get more and more expensive (and the kids seem to get whinier about their gifts??), your aunt and mom can’t seem to get along, and you’re being forced to find some magical ‘cheer’ somewhere deep, down inside you when all that cheer goes to rent and bills everyday and wondering if you’ll ever be able to afford a house… but millennial existentialism aside, there will always be something about colourful, dancing lights in December that seem to make everything OK again, even for a short little while!


Share your most beautiful lights by using the hashtag #ChristmasLightsAcrossCanada.


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