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2020 Guide to Holiday Lights in Windsor Essex

All event dates and times are updated to the best of our ability.

In person events are not permitted indoors, and outdoor services are restricted to five persons. Any events are encouraged to be virtual moving forward.

Please contact the event organizer directly for accurate hours and event status.

Tuesday, November 24, 2020 to Sunday, January 10

Your guide to all of the twinkling attractions in Windsor Essex this Holiday Season!

Amherstburg

RIVER LIGHTS 

Saturday Nov 14, 2020 – Monday Jan 4, 2021
visitamherstburg.ca
King’s Navy Yard Park – 252 Dalhousie St.
Amherstburg

Visit a town immersed in the holiday spirit! Every night, 100’s of customized LED light displays light up the town two main parks. Toddy Jones Park features whimsical, playful displays for the kids and the kid at heart to enjoy. Along the Detroit River, visit the King’s Navy Yard Park. You will see traditional displays that showcase the warm hearted feel of the season with carolers, angels, soldiers and more.

We please ask that all COVID-19 regulations and social distancing from other families are adhered to while safely visiting the parks. Masks are mandatory.

Holiday Stroll

Saturday November 14 – the end of December 2020

Until we can present the traditional Holiday House Tour again, proud homeowners along one of the oldest streets in Amherstburg have uniquely decorated their front yards and porches in holiday style. Rankin Avenue, in the heart of downtown and across the street from the River Lights displays in Kings Navy Yard Park, will be lit and decorated for outdoor, sidewalk strollers during November and December. Please stay on the sidewalk as all COVID-19 and social distancing regulations apply.


Essex

Candy Cane Lane

December 2020

Presented by the Town of Essex Arts Culture and Tourism (ACT) Committee in partnership with the Essex Centre BIA, the Candy Cane Lane Christmas Light & Decorating Contest will challenge residents and businesses owners to put their best lights forward in this festive celebration. Properties will be listed and mapped so visitors can enjoy a self-guided tour of these outstanding displays. All submissions have been published to an online, interactive map.  All submissions are broken down by individual homes, blocks of homes and Essex Centre businesses.

www.essex.ca


Kingsville

KINGSVILLE FANTASY OF LIGHTS

Saturday November 21, 2020 – Friday January 8, 2021

Event Website

Light Up the Night Tour 2020

The Kingsville Fantasy of Lights looks a little bit different this year – and so do our Light Displays. Visit these locations throughout the Town to view the Light Displays. Help us light up the night!

  • The Grovedale Arts & Culture Centre, 103 Park St.
  • Lakeside Park – Upper Bowl, 315 Queen St.
  • Carnegie Arts & Visitor Centre, 28 Division St. S.
  • Kingsville OPP, 41 Division St. S.
  • Kingsville Town Hall, 2021 Division Rd.
  • Kingsville Public High School, 40 Main St. W.
  • Kingsville Arena Complex, 1741 Jasperson Dr.
  • Essex County Library, Ruthven Branch, 1695 Elgin St.
  • Cottam Rotary Park, County Road 34.

Williams Light Show

24 Marshwoods Blvd, Kingsville ON

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This house has over 9,000 light bulbs that dance to holiday favourites such as Rudolph The Red Nose Reindeer and modern-day pop hits like Thunder by Imagine Dragons.  Take a drive to witness this light display first hand! Light shows at 6:00, 7:00, 8:00 and 9:00pm every night from Nov  29th – Dec 26th!  Tune in to FM 91.5 to hear the music from the comfort of your own car!

Lakeshore

Lakeshore Christmas Lights Tour

December 2020

The Belle River on the Lake BIA has once again decorated the trees in Optimist Park. They have also erected decorated trees on Notre Dame, plus, several of the businesses on Notre Dame have decorated their windows. Take a stroll down Notre Dame to view the decorations and check out the window paintings. While there, take a selfie and stop in and support our local businesses.
Visit #Lakeshore spirit and identify streets and areas families can drive by this holiday season. Here you will find streets in the comments that would be great to enjoy a drive to see the Christmas lights and decorations. If you have pictures, please post for those who may be unable to go out.
Belle River area: 291 St. Peter St., Ducharme and Royal Crescent, 370 East puce Rd, King Louis and Monarch Meadows, Puce/Emeryville, Whitewood Dr.
Comber:  William and Raymond
Lighthouse Cove: Tisdelle Street
Stoney Point: Lakeshore Road 302
Other displays, view this map.

LaSalle

Light Up LaSalle – Holiday Lights

December 2020

In anticipation of the holiday season, LaSalle residents and businesses are invited to showcase their holiday spirit in this year’s Light Up LaSalle – Holiday Lights Contest. Those participating in the event are encouraged to decorate the outside of their homes and businesses with holiday lights and décor. Prizes are offered for both home and business participants.

www.lasalle.ca


Tecumseh

Holiday Lights in Tecumseh

December 2020

Get in the holiday spirit with the Town of Tecumseh’s Holiday Lights program. Take a stroll, ride or drive through the Town to see all the holiday lights. We have colour coded the areas for volume of displays: red for more than 10; orange for 5-10 and yellow for 5 or less. View the map here.

www.tecumseh.ca


Windsor

Bright Lights Windsor – Citywide

December 2020 – January 10, 2021

Consistent with public health guidelines associated with the “Red-Control” zone, the City of Windsor is pleased to introduce a reimagined Bright Lights Windsor for 2020 that can be enjoyed across the community in the absence of our traditional event at Jackson Park.

A map highlighting the City of Windsor buildings with displays and BIAs participating in the event can be viewed at www.brightlightswindsor.ca

City of Windsor locations hosting displays include:

  • Charles Clark Square – 215 Chatham Street East
  • Chimczuk Museum – 401 Riverside Drive West
  • City Hall – 350 City Hall Square
  • Jackson Park – 125 Tecumseh Road East
  • Lakeview Park Marina – 9200 Riverside Drive East
  • Mackenzie Hall – 3277 Sandwich Street West
  • Ouellette Overpass
  • Transit Centre  – 3700 North Service Road East (at Central)
  • WFCU Centre – 8787 McHugh Street
  • Willistead Manor – 1899 Niagara Street
  • Windsor International Aquatic and Training Centre Presented by WFCU Credit Union – 401 Pitt Street West
Participating Business Improvement Associations
  • Downtown Windsor
  • Ford City
  • Olde Riverside Town Centre
  • Ottawa Street
  • Pillette Village
  • Sandwich Towne
  • Via Italia/Erie Street
  • Walkerville
  • Wyandotte Town Centre

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The information provided in this Guide is for informational purposes only and is based upon sources believed to be accurate and reliable, and we have exercised reasonable care to assure the accuracy of the information. You are responsible for confirming the date, time, price, venue, and details of a listing by contacting the appropriate organizers directly.

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