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There’s no denying that Toronto is home to some pretty spectacular holiday light displays.
But if you’re looking for a new festive display to visit this winter, you should definitely consider paying Burlington a visit.
Every year, the city’s waterfront transforms into a magical winter wonderland during its annual Festival of Lights celebration.
- Yonge-Dundas Square Christmas tree lighting ceremony takes place next week
- The Beaches boardwalk will be lit up with 80,000 lights again this year
- 'First Light' illuminates this historic Ontario town with over 5,000 candles
Now in its 22nd year, the festival lights up the waterfront from dusk to dawn over the holiday season – making this the city’s longest-running festival.
This year’s festival will feature over 60 festive displays from Santa’s sleigh to a holiday train set up at along the water.
Visitors have the option of wandering through the park with family and friends and seeing the displays up close, or get a full view of the themed displays while driving along Lakeshore Road.
This year, the lights festival will officially begin on December 1 with an opening ceremony, where visitors can enjoy live music, carolling, the lighting of the Tree of Hope, hot chocolate and burgers, and a visit from Santa.
The grounds will be illuminated until January 8, so there’s plenty of time to make a visit.
Here are some photos from last year’s festival to get you into the festive spirit.
When: December 1 to January 8th
Where: Spencer Smith Park, Burlington, Ontario