Over a million lights: The perfect Christmas village near Montreal for a holiday day trip

Dec 7 2022, 5:00 pm

Lights (a lot of them), camera… action Christmas!

One of the country’s biggest outdoor light festivals is ready for you and yours during the holidays.

Located about 140 km outside of Montreal, Upper Canada Village has undergone a massive winter transformation, as the historic location is now decorated with over one million lights to become Ontario’s largest outdoor light festival, Alight at Night.

The illuminated village is now open to the public for a variety of dates before opening nightly from December 26 to January 7.

From the enchantment of horse-drawn wagons to the bakery’s fresh bread, and a life-size toy train, this holiday road trip will take you down the 401 to a magical place.


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The big man himself, Santa Claus, will be in his workshop until December 23 for photo opps, and guests can order Beavertails and make reservations for dinner at the Harvest Barn.

The illuminated winter wonderland takes about 40 minutes to trek through and costs $15 with children under four getting in for free.

Alight at Night

When: December 8 to 11, 15 to 18, 22 to 23, 26 to January 7
Time: 5 pm to 9 pm
Where: Upper Canada Village, 13740 County Road 2, Morrisburg, Ontario
Price: $17, free for kids under 4

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