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

Dec 2 2020, 7:11 am

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 illuminé Desjardins 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.