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River Lights Winter Festival

Thursday, November 15, 2018 to Friday, January 4

Cost: Free
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The Amherstburg River Lights Winter Festival features hundreds of themed LED light displays throughout historic Amherstburg.


10th Annual Gingerbread House Contest

Thursday November 15, 2018, 2 pm – 6 pm. Drop off your decorated gingerbread house for a chance to win great prizes! Categories include: Youth (6 and under), Youth (7-12), Teen (13-18), Adult (19-64), and Seniors (65+).

Opening Night ceremony

Saturday November 17, 2018, 5 pm – 9 pm. Opening night of Amherstburg’s River Lights Winter Festival takes place in Downtown Amherstburg starting at 5 pm. Opening night events includes hundreds of Santas participating in the Super Santa 5K Run, outdoor holiday movie, opening of Gingerbread Warming House, cookie decorating, Municipal Tree Lighting Countdown and the lighting of hundreds of LED light displays and fireworks!

Life-Size Gingerbread Warming House

November 17 – December 23. 2018, 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm. This event is held every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. The life-size gingerbread warming house features free children’s crafts, the Gingerbread House Contest Display, free hot chocolate, and storytime Sundays.

Santa Clause Parade

Saturday November 24, 2018, 6 pm – 8 pm. Experience this jolly tradition with fabulous floats, marching bands and a spectacle of fun in downtown Amherstburg!

Holiday House Tours

November 24 & November 25, 2018, 10 am – 4 pm. Come on out and see all the beautifully decorate houses celebrating the holidays. And don’t forget, Tourism Windsor Essex Pelee Island will have their own holiday house at the Cabin – 116 Sandwich St N, Amherstburg, with greenery generously donated by Cindy’s.

Venue: Downtown Amherstburg

Dalhousie St.
Amherstburg, Ontario Canada