All things Merry & Bright!

The Grizwolds have nothing on Essex County! Light displays across the City and county will have you and yours in awe and give you a great excuse to drive around together and get in some festive fun while being socially distanced. Grab a hot cocoa and take a drive by with your family to enjoy all the wonder and light that the holiday season has to offer!

As of 12am on Monday December 14th the Windsor Essex Region is in the ‘Grey – Lockdown’ phase of the provinces COVID-19 response framework. To learn more click here.

While you’re exploring please remember to follow the proper safety recommendations for the region.

  1. Always wear your mask
  2. Please only explore with your household or immediate bubble
  3. While viewing any of the light installations please remember to maintain at least 2m distance from any other group if you are outside your vehicle

BRIGHT LIGHTS WINDSOR CITYWIDE

November 27, 2020 – January 8, 2021 

See the city come alive in lights! The City of Windsor has worked with the business districts across the city to help beautify the streets this year. Bright Lights Windsor Citywide is your excuse to hop in the car and get in some festive fun while being physically distanced. Grab a hot cocoa and take a walk or drive by with your family to enjoy all the wonder and light that the holiday season has to offer! The City of Windsor has also moved some of Bright Lights Windsor (which normally takes places at Jackson Park) across the city at a few different spots.

While you’re exploring, why not visit the boutique shops & artisans in each district. Now is more important than ever to support local – and stopping in at some of the shops while you explore is the perfect way to check some people off your Christmas list – and put a smile on a local entrepreneurs face! Want to WIN?  Snap your pics while you’re visiting the light installations and share them with us. We’ll have signs up at each stop and you can just scan the QR code for your chance to win! There is no limit to entering – as long as you share a picture of you enjoying the light installations safely.

AMHERSTBURG RIVER LIGHTS

November 14, 2020 – January 4, 2021

100’s of customized LED light displays light up the towns two main parks. Toddy Jones Park features whimsical, playful displays for the kids and the kid at heart to enjoy. King’s Navy Yard Park will be home to traditional displays that showcase the warm hearted feel of the season with carolers, angels, soldiers and more. The downtown businesses are lit up for the holiday season too!

Click Here For More Details.

KINGSVILLE LIGHT UP THE NIGHT

November 21, 2020 – January 8, 2021

The Kingsville Fantasy of Lights looks a little bit different for 2020 and so do the Light Displays. Visit nine locations throughout the Town of Kingsville to view the Light Displays this year as part of the Light Up The Night Tour!

Click Here for More Details

 

WINDSOR ESSEX HOLIDAY LIGHTS GUIDE

November – December 2020

Your guide to all of the twinkling attractions in Windsor Essex this Holiday Season! Each participating municipality has put together maps of residential streets who have amped up the holiday spirit this year and lists of light displays for all the enjoy.

Click Here For More Details


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