25,000-light Christmas village opening up outside Montreal this weekend

Dec 2 2020, 3:11 pm

A charming area of Drummondville is turning into a Christmas village, decked out in thousands of lights, 25,000 of them to be exact.

Le Village illuminĆ© DesjardinsĀ kicks off this weekend, continues next weekend (December 11 to 12), and between December 18 to January 2 (excluding Christmas Day and New Year’s Day).

The site will be equipped with outdoor fireplaces, hot cocoa for the kids, mulled wine for the big kids, sleigh rides, a general store specializing in Christmas treats and knick-knacks, and an artisan market.

According to the village’s website, all activities are following COVID-19 health protocols and restrictions.

Admission is free for kids aged two and under, $15 for children aged three to 12, $16.09 for teens, and $20 for adults. A family pass is available for $50.

Here’s a teaser video from the Christmas village’s 2019 edition. Expect similar activities and lights except with more physical distancing and indoor face masks this time around:

Opening hours are 6 pm to 10 pm and tickets can be bought on-site or online. Visit the village’s website for more details.


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